I just got done reading Freakonomics and I’ve got to say I was pretty impressed. Most people assume this is a book about economics and how to game the system. Turns out it is actually a book about data science. The authors walk through a variety of scenarios in which answering very interesting questions relies heavily on ones ability to ask the right questions of the right data.
For any aspiring/would-be data scientists out there – I highly recommend reading this book.