My favorite book of all times is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Other recommended books are: The Magic by Rhonda Byrne.
I am interested in study the behavior of complex systems in biology, ecology, and social sciences by the identication of mechanisms that facilitate the social and biological factors across multiple levels of organization.
I use dynamical systems theory to model and describe the behavior of the complex dynamical systems that may arise in the social and biological sciences.
Some of the applications of interest are: Ecological and Evolutionary (social insects dynamics), Epidemiology (spread of infectious diseases and social "diseases", e.g. opioid, alcohol, gun violence, etc.)