I am quite often asked what are really good digital or emerging technology books to read.
Here are the books that I keep pulling off the (virtual) shelf and getting inspiration from (in no particular order). Some of these books have been around since pre-2000 but are still great reads and have more often than not predicted trends with amazing precision. There are also some really thought-provoking concepts in some of these books.
If you’ve not read some of these, or seeking some inspiration, then well worth getting a copy and sitting back for a lazy Sunday afternoon. (I’ve also added their Twitter handles as most of them are interesting to follow as well.)
- The Innovator’s Dilemna – Clayton Christensen (@claychristensen)
- The Singularity is Near – Ray Kurzweil (@KurzweilAINews)
- The Spiritual Age of Machines – Ray Kurzweil (@KurzweilAINews)
- The Long Tail – Chris Anderson (@chr1sa)
- The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman (@tomfriedman)
- The Wisdom of Crowds – James Surowiecki
- Wikinomics – Anthony D. Williams, Don Tapscott (@dtapscott)
- Macrowikinomics – Anthony D. Williams, Don Tapscott (@dtapscott)
- Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
- Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
- The Power of Pull – John Hagel (@jhagel), John Seely Brown (@jseelybrown)
- The End of Business as Usual – Brian Solis (@briansolis)
- What’s The Future of Business – Brian Solis (@briansolis)
- Crossing the Chasm – Geoffrey A. Moore (@geoffreyamoore)
- Science of Social – Michael Wu (@mich8elwu)
- The Age of Context – Robert Scoble (@scobleizer), Shel Israel (@shelisrael)
- The Future – Al Gore (@algore)
- Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson)
- Start with Why – Simon Sinek (@simonsinek)
- Change by Design – Tim Brown (@tceb62)
So, I’m sure that I’ve probably missed a few books from this list. What are your favourite digital business books?
I’m always reading new books so would be glad for some tips.