The best 62 Digital Transformation books

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Digital Transformation Books: The Gen Z Effect by Thomas Koulopoulus and Dan Keldsen

The Gen Z Effect

Thomas Koulopoulus and Dan Keldsen
The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business
4.3 (41 ratings)
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What's The Gen Z Effect about?

The Gen Z Effect (2014) shines a light on the changes that we face in a hyperconnected world, both as individuals and in business. By embracing the mind-set and innovations of Generation Z, we can manage these changes and unite to create a brighter future for a world that no longer divides itself into generations.

Who should read The Gen Z Effect?

  • Companies looking to lead their market in a hyperconnected world
  • Managers who want to learn more about which future technologies will boost their teams‘ productivity
  • Those interested in the employment and education opportunities that Generation Z will bring

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Digital Transformation Books: The Future of the Professions by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind

The Future of the Professions

Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind
How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
3.7 (81 ratings)
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What's The Future of the Professions about?

The Future of the Professions (2015) examines how modern technology and the internet have revolutionized our society. These blinks in particular address how technology has changed the way society views the work of experts, the so-called professionals. The role of such experts is evolving quickly; here you’ll discover just what the future of professions will look like.

Who should read The Future of the Professions?

  • Entrepreneurs and managers in the tech business
  • Coaches who work with C-level executives
  • Anyone interested in how technology is changing how we work

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Digital Transformation Books: The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Klaus Schwab
3.8 (85 ratings)
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What's The Fourth Industrial Revolution about?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (2016) tells the story of a new transformation in technology and industry. These blinks explain the major industrial revolutions of the past and go on to tell how a current industrial revolution is spawning new technologies that fuse previously separate fields – with incredible results.

Who should read The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

  • Students of political science, technology and economics
  • Leaders and educators
  • Workers worried about their job security

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Digital Transformation Books: The Seventh Sense by Joshua Cooper Ramo

The Seventh Sense

Joshua Cooper Ramo
Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
3.9 (25 ratings)
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What's The Seventh Sense about?

The Seventh Sense (2016) unpacks the positive and negative aspects of today’s interconnected world. Terrorism is on the rise and the global economy is in a questionable state. The Seventh Sense explains how these issues are interrelated, and how society can still prosper in this network-dominated age.

Who should read The Seventh Sense?

  • Anyone addicted to social media
  • Managers of a business or corporation
  • Anyone curious about the impacts of technology on today’s society

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Digital Transformation Books: New Power by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms

New Power

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms
How Power Works In Our Hyperconnected World – and How To Make It Work For You
4.5 (19 ratings)
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What's New Power about?

New Power (2018) maps out the changing power dynamics of the twenty-first century. Digital technology and ubiquitous connectivity have exploded, altering the very nature of power itself – how it functions, how it’s won and how it’s held. Heimans and Timms explain who’s using this to their advantage, who isn’t and what these new forms of power mean for you.

Who should read New Power?

  • Anyone interested in society’s changing power relations
  • People who wish to understand the power of digital crowds
  • Leaders and entrepreneurs looking to start a movement

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Digital Transformation Books: The Robots Are Coming! by Andrés Oppenheimer

The Robots Are Coming!

Andrés Oppenheimer
The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation
4.5 (131 ratings)
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What's The Robots Are Coming! about?

The Robots Are Coming! (2019) provides a wide-ranging survey of the rapidly approaching – and, in many cases, already emerging – future of automation. In the coming decades, sophisticated robots, computer programs and other forms of automated technology will eliminate many jobs in many fields, and will radically transform the jobs that remain. Andrés Oppenheimer takes us on an insightful and eye-opening tour of some of the key industries to be affected and the major transformations that lie ahead.

Who should read The Robots Are Coming!?

  • Skeptics who wonder if the robots really are coming
  • Pessimists who fear the future they will bring
  • Optimists who hope they will unlock new possibilities for humanity

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Digital Transformation Books: The Code by Margaret O’Mara

The Code

Margaret O’Mara
Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America
4.0 (60 ratings)
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What's The Code about?

The Code (2019) examines the remarkable history of Silicon Valley, the lush Californian valley that became synonymous with tech startups and the creation of some of our society’s most disruptive inventions like the internet. With a curious, critical gaze, The Code uncovers the reality behind the myths, and shows that while entrepreneurship and technical genius were important to the valley’s rise, none of its most famous achievements would have been possible without military collaborations and enormous amounts of federal funding.

Who should read The Code?

  • Entrepreneurs curious about the Silicon Valley blueprint for creating successful startups
  • Technophiles wanting to know more about the birthplace of some of our most disruptive technologies
  • Social historians interested in the human stories behind the headlines

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Digital Transformation Books: Broad Band  by Claire L. Evans

Broad Band

Claire L. Evans
The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
4.1 (133 ratings)
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What's Broad Band about?

Broad Band (2018) tells the story of the women who played significant roles in the evolution of computers and the internet. It examines how these women became trailblazers in fields of work that were initially considered boring – but later proved to be of great importance.

Who should read Broad Band ?

  • Young women interested in pursuing a career in computer science
  • Computer scientists and engineers
  • People interested in how women have shaped our world

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Digital Transformation Books: 2030 by Mauro F. Guillén

2030

Mauro F. Guillén
How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything
4.2 (872 ratings)
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What's 2030 about?

2030 (2020) isn’t a crystal ball – but it might be the next best thing. Drawing on current sociological trends, demographic trajectories, and technological advancements, it paints a convincing picture of the global changes we can expect to see and experience in the coming decade.

Who should read 2030?

  • Tech workers and marketing professionals keen to stay ahead of the curve
  • Eco-warriors looking for solutions to the climate crisis
  • Anyone curious to see what the future might hold

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Digital Transformation Books: Leadership by Algorithm by David De Cremer

Leadership by Algorithm

David De Cremer
Who Leads and Who Follows in the AI Era?
4.1 (197 ratings)
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What's Leadership by Algorithm about?

Leadership by Algorithm (2020) examines the opportunities and challenges artificial intelligence poses for twenty-first-century companies. From dealing with disgruntled employees to the gradual rise of soft skills, this book traces the various ways AI is set to change the structure of businesses.

Who should read Leadership by Algorithm?

  • Industry leaders who never want to be out of touch
  • Tech buffs interested in the real-world uses of AI
  • Employees concerned about AI’s role in the workplace

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Digital Transformation Books: Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday

Never Lost Again

Bill Kilday
The Google Mapping Revolution that Sparked New Industries and Augmented Our Reality
4.5 (37 ratings)
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What's Never Lost Again about?

Never Lost Again (2018) details the story of Google Maps and Google Earth – from their origins with Keyhole, a little-known Silicon Valley start-up, to their roll-out under Google in 2005. In addition to following the different characters who made the applications happen, Never Lost Again explores how the world has changed forever since the Google mapping revolution began.

Who should read Never Lost Again?

  • Anyone interested in Silicon Valley 
  • Coders, software developers, and tech enthusiasts
  • Company leaders looking for an inspiring vision

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Digital Transformation Books: A World Without Work by Daniel Susskind

A World Without Work

Daniel Susskind
Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond
4.2 (120 ratings)
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What's A World Without Work about?

A World Without Work (2020) is an exploration into how artificial intelligence will bring unemployment to so many industries – and why that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The author outlines the history of technological progress and explains how new capabilities will allow for unprecedented productivity. Yes, many jobs will become irrelevant, but, as a society, we can ensure that everybody will be better off in this new world.

Who should read A World Without Work?

  • Forecasters
  • Technophiles and luddites alike
  • Anyone curious about the future of work

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Digital Transformation Books: This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends by Nicole Perlroth

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

Nicole Perlroth
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
4.6 (176 ratings)
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What's This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends about?

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends (2021) takes a deep dive into the ongoing global cyberweapons arms race. It explains how the unregulated market for destructive weapons began, how nations are buying and using these weapons, and why they represent a threat to our immediate future.

Who should read This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends?

  • Anyone who uses a computer or smartphone
  • Security- and privacy-minded people
  • Taxpayers curious about how their money is spent

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Digital Transformation Books: The Lonely Century by Noreena Hertz

The Lonely Century

Noreena Hertz
How Isolation Imperils Our Future
4.2 (157 ratings)
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What's The Lonely Century about?

The Lonely Century (2021) explores the loneliness that characterizes the twenty-first century. Drawing on a decade of research, it reveals how neoliberal policies, new technologies, and mass migration to cities have contributed to us becoming so lonely – and what shifts need to occur for us to reconnect.

Who should read The Lonely Century?

  • Isolated individuals interested in understanding our current crisis of loneliness
  • Political thinkers who want to understand the roots of far-right movements
  • Community leaders looking for ways to bring people together

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Digital Transformation Books: Genius Makers by Cade Metz

Genius Makers

Cade Metz
The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World
4.3 (83 ratings)
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What's Genius Makers about?

Genius Makers (2021) tells the story of the current race to develop artificial intelligence. This expansive report covers the sprawling history of AI, from its early development to today’s current controversies.

Who should read Genius Makers?

  • AI skeptics critical of emerging trends
  • Techno-utopians eager for the digital singularity
  • Anyone curious about the future of computers

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Digital Transformation Books: Career Fear (and how to beat it) by Somi Arian

Career Fear (and how to beat it)

Somi Arian
Get the Perspective, Mindset and Skills You Need to Futureproof Your Work Life
4.1 (81 ratings)
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What's Career Fear (and how to beat it) about?

Career Fear (and how to beat it) (2020) sounds the alarm on how jobs are rapidly changing due to technological advancements. Taking a historical perspective on the evolution of work cultures, it brings to light the necessary mindset and uniquely human skills to thrive in a future defined by artificial intelligence. 

Who should read Career Fear (and how to beat it)?

  • Professionals seeking a new career 
  • People interested in the future of work
  • Anyone worrying about their career path

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Digital Transformation Books: Hyper-Learning by Edward D. Hess

Hyper-Learning

Edward D. Hess
How to Adapt to the Speed of Change
4.4 (314 ratings)
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What's Hyper-Learning about?

Hyper-Learning (2020) shows you how to adapt to a rapidly changing world in which technology threatens to make many skills redundant. By adopting a growth mindset, becoming less egotistical, and learning to collaborate, you’ll be ready to face the future. 

Who should read Hyper-Learning?

  • Those looking to optimize their learning skills
  • Business leaders who want to harness innovation
  • Anyone worried about a future of enormous disruption and change

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Digital Transformation Books: Rapid Growth, Done Right by Val Wright

Rapid Growth, Done Right

Val Wright
Lead, Influence and Innovate for Success
4.1 (57 ratings)
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What's Rapid Growth, Done Right about?

Rapid Growth, Done Right (2020) sets out a blueprint for leading an organization focused on growth. It explains how a symbiotic relationship among creative, technical, and business minds is a prerequisite for success. To achieve this success as a leader, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with each of these different areas, communicate fluently, and inspire innovation. 

Who should read Rapid Growth, Done Right?

  • Leaders looking to kick-start a growth revolution
  • Struggling companies in need of fresh ideas
  • Those interested in improving their influence within their company

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Digital Transformation Books: Rogue Waves by Jonathan Brill

Rogue Waves

Jonathan Brill
Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change
4.1 (39 ratings)
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What's Rogue Waves about?

Rogue Waves (2021) is a playbook for steering your company through stormy seas. Drawing from real-world business cases, it shares actionable tips for staying afloat amid drastic change.

Who should read Rogue Waves?

  • Business leaders who don’t want to leave their future up to chance
  • Executives looking to instill a culture of innovation
  • Anyone seeking to understand the undercurrents of modern civilization

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Digital Transformation Books: The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

The Phoenix Project

Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford
A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
4.5 (215 ratings)
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What's The Phoenix Project about?

The Phoenix Project (2013) explores how integrating the Development and IT Operations teams of a company’s IT department can improve communication, accelerate workflow, and increase value. It uses a fictional lens to unpack a common real-life scenario – demonstrating how the DevOps approach enables organizations to deftly adapt to sudden changes, updates, or market pressures.

Who should read The Phoenix Project?

  • Business leaders looking to increase value through their IT department 
  • IT managers seeking to streamline their teams’ workflow
  • Tech employees wondering how different parts of a business interrelate

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Digital Transformation Books: Power Play by Tim Higgins

Power Play

Tim Higgins
Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century
4.3 (275 ratings)
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What's Power Play about?

Power Play (2021) tells the story of Tesla’s rise from overambitious start-up to one of the most valuable players in the global auto industry. It charts the company’s rapid rise, its operational and financial struggles, and the leadership of its volatile CEO, Elon Musk.

Who should read Power Play?

  • People interested in tech start-up history
  • Auto industry and car aficionados
  • Entrepreneurs interested in tech innovation

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Digital Transformation Books: The New Breed by Kate Darling

The New Breed

Kate Darling
What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots
4.1 (43 ratings)
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What's The New Breed about?

The New Breed (2021) offers new insights into the ongoing debate surrounding robots and artificial intelligence. Instead of looking at robots as a human replacement or threat, the author sees a more accurate comparison in the long relationship we’ve had with autonomous animals, which have helped us feel better and get work done.

Who should read The New Breed?

  • Popular science enthusiasts
  • Panicking futurists
  • Technophobes

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Digital Transformation Books: AI 2041 by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan

AI 2041

Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan
Ten Visions for Our Future
4.2 (604 ratings)
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What's AI 2041 about?

AI 2041 (2021) is a provocative work of speculative fiction with analysis that explores the ways in which AI will shake up our world over the next twenty years. We’re just at the beginning of the technological revolution that AI will bring. By imagining what that future will look like, we can start preparing for the changes to come.

Who should read AI 2041?

  • Entrepreneurs wanting to learn about how AI will transform the world of work
  • Sci-fi lovers interested in exploring techno utopias and dystopias
  • People curious about how societies are affected by changing technologies

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Digital Transformation Books: Working Backwards by Colin Bryar

Working Backwards

Colin Bryar
And Other Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon
4.4 (137 ratings)
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What's Working Backwards about?

Working Backwards (2021) tells the story of how Amazon changed the way people live. It explores founder Jeff Bezos’ leadership philosophy, and reveals how this philosophy has informed Amazon’s most iconic products and services

Who should read Working Backwards?

  • Executive coaches looking for fresh insights
  • Entrepreneurs hoping to turbo-charge their business
  • Managers wanting to boost their teams’ performance

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Digital Transformation Books: What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill

What We Owe the Future

William MacAskill
4.3 (233 ratings)
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What's What We Owe the Future about?

What We Owe the Future (2022) makes the case for longtermism –⁠ the idea that people today have an obligation to create a good future for successive generations. Using philosophical reasoning, historical anecdotes, and social science research, it argues that the current moment could decide whether future people will live happy, flourishing lives or extraordinarily miserable ones. By carefully considering our actions with respect to issues like AI safety, biotechnology, and value lock-in, we increase the chances that future people will thrive –⁠ just as many of us do, now, thanks to people from the past.

Who should read What We Owe the Future?

  • Activists and charity donors who want to maximize the good they do
  • People interested in moral philosophy and ethics 
  • Anyone concerned about the future of humanity

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Digital Transformation Books: Attention Span by Gloria Mark

Attention Span

Gloria Mark
A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity
4.5 (868 ratings)
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What's Attention Span about?

Attention Span (2023) examines the connection between the digital age and our capacity for attention. As digital devices have become inextricable from our lives, our attention spans have shortened and our stress levels have risen. Drawing on scientific research, it debunks modern myths about attention and explains how we can reclaim it for better well-being. 

Who should read Attention Span?

  • Anyone worried about their decreasing attention span
  • Those who have trouble disconnecting from their phone
  • People who feel stressed, exhausted, and burned out

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Digital Transformation Books: The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler

The Future is Faster Than You Think

Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
4.1 (160 ratings)
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What's The Future is Faster Than You Think about?

The Future is Faster Than You Think (2020) examines how converging exponential technologies (AI, robotics, 3D printing, CRISPR, Blockchain) are reinventing every industry this decade. Starting with flying cars and artificial intelligence, it explores and predicts the future of industries including retail, manufacturing, transportation, health care, education, finance, and insurance. It also offers a vision for how these technologies can be applied to address many of the world’s most pressing problems.

Who should read The Future is Faster Than You Think?

  • Futurists hungry for big-picture technology visions
  • Anyone interested in AI in the real world
  • Innovation geeks

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Digital Transformation Books: The Automation Advantage by Bhaskar Ghosh, Gayathri Pallail and Rajendra Prasad

The Automation Advantage

Bhaskar Ghosh, Gayathri Pallail and Rajendra Prasad
Embrace the Future of Productivity and Improve Speed, Quality, and Customer Experience Through AI
3.9 (134 ratings)
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What's The Automation Advantage about?

The Automation Advantage (2021) provides a roadmap for building automation and AI in a modern organization. From the different stages a business must go through on its automation journey to the best ways to reassure employees worried about job destruction, it shows leaders how to prosper in a future world.

Who should read The Automation Advantage?

  • Business leaders looking to automate
  • Employees at companies set to flirt with AI
  • Anyone interested in how tech will transform the world

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Digital Transformation Books: The Metaverse Handbook by QuHarrison Terry & Scott “DJ Skee” Keeney

The Metaverse Handbook

QuHarrison Terry & Scott “DJ Skee” Keeney
Innovating for the Internet’s Next Tectonic Shift
4.2 (487 ratings)
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What's The Metaverse Handbook about?

The Metaverse Handbook (2022) provides insight into a new technology platform that offers huge commercial potential to digital professionals, creatives, and business leaders. It explains what the Metaverse is, how it works, and ways to integrate it into business strategies to capitalize on its offerings.

Who should read The Metaverse Handbook?

  • Forward-thinking business leaders who want to capitalize on tech developments
  • Entertainers, artists, and designers looking to expand their audiences
  • Tech geeks ready to be pioneers in the latest frontier

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Digital Transformation Books: The Adaptation Advantage by Heather E. McGowan and Chris Shipley

The Adaptation Advantage

Heather E. McGowan and Chris Shipley
Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work
4.4 (260 ratings)
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What's The Adaptation Advantage about?

The Adaptation Advantage (2020) explores how to navigate the future of work – without worrying about the robots taking over. It provides actionable insights on how to tap into uniquely human attributes like adaptation to excel.

Who should read The Adaptation Advantage?

  • Workers worried about the rise of the machines
  • Managers and business owners seeking new perspectives
  • Futurologists fascinated by what’s coming next

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Digital Transformation Books: Smart Work by Jo Owen

Smart Work

Jo Owen
The Ultimate Handbook for Remote and Hybrid Teams
4.4 (90 ratings)
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What's Smart Work about?

Smart Work (2022) is a handbook for leaders navigating the post-pandemic transition into a world of remote and hybrid work. These are challenging times for managers, argues author Jo Owen. What worked in the office won’t necessarily work in remote teams. But if there’s one thing Covid-19 showed us, it’s that we can adapt – fast. And change is a good thing, he insists. Why? Well, mastering these challenges isn’t just about future-proofing your job – it’ll also make you a better leader. 

Who should read Smart Work?

  • Leaders and managers 
  • Team players 
  • Self-starters

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Digital Transformation Books: The Heart of Transformation by Michael J. Leckie

The Heart of Transformation

Michael J. Leckie
Build the Human Capabilities That Change Organizations for Good
4.6 (169 ratings)
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What's The Heart of Transformation about?

The Heart of Transformation (2021) is a how-to guide for changing an organization. It focuses on six specific capabilities that leaders can adopt to meet the demands of the twenty-first century.

Who should read The Heart of Transformation?

  • Anyone working in management or leadership
  • Entrepreneurs or small business owners 
  • Anyone curious about how to change a workplace for the better

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Digital Transformation Books: Impromptu by Reid Hoffman with GPT-4

Impromptu

Reid Hoffman with GPT-4
Amplifying Our Humanity Through AI
4.2 (288 ratings)
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What's Impromptu about?

Impromptu (2023) is a speculative, in-depth conversation involving GPT-4 – a Large Language Model Artificial Intelligence. By discussing real-life stories and potential applications, it paints a future in which Artificial Intelligence is a tool that can push the limits of education, creativity, business, and more. Join the conversation, and prepare for an exciting future that will unlock the true potential of humankind.

Who should read Impromptu?

  • The curious and optimistic who are eagerly following the world-changing developments of Artificial Intelligence
  • Skeptical doomsayers who would like to hear a less-dystopian outlook for the future
  • Anyone unfamiliar with AI who would like to learn what all the fuss is about.

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Digital Transformation Books: Empowered by Marty Cagan with Chris Jones

Empowered

Marty Cagan with Chris Jones
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products
4.1 (90 ratings)
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What's Empowered about?

Empowered (2020) is a written master class that guides ordinary people to create extraordinary products. Discover how to create profitable products that consumers love!

Who should read Empowered?

  • Tech product owners looking to lead with purpose
  • Lovers of influential product designs
  • Anyone curious about how great tech gets made

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Digital Transformation Books: Quantum Supremacy by Michio Kaku

Quantum Supremacy

Michio Kaku
How the Quantum Computer Revolution Will Change Everything
4.3 (448 ratings)
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What's Quantum Supremacy about?

Quantum Supremacy (2023) makes understanding the facts and theory behind quantum computers accessible and easy to understand for everyone. It traces the history of the modern computer and posits a future in which quantum computing takes on the challenges of humanity that are unsolvable with even the most powerful of modern supercomputers.

Who should read Quantum Supremacy?

  • People interested in quantum computers
  • The physics-curious
  • Future-forward thinkers

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Digital Transformation Books: The Devops Handbook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois & John Willis

The Devops Handbook

Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois & John Willis
How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations
4.1 (163 ratings)
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What's The Devops Handbook about?

The DevOps Handbook (2016) offers a roadmap on how to catapult your technology operations into a realm of world-class agility, reliability, and security. Dive deep into the heart of the DevOps philosophy, equipping you with insights to bridge gaps between development and operations, while fostering unmatched efficiency.

Who should read The Devops Handbook?

  • Technology professionals seeking to enhance organizational efficiency
  • Business leaders navigating digital transformation initiatives
  • Aspiring IT managers and DevOps enthusiasts

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Digital Transformation Books: When the Heavens Went on Sale by Ashlee Vance

When the Heavens Went on Sale

Ashlee Vance
The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within Reach
3.7 (114 ratings)
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What's When the Heavens Went on Sale about?

When the Heavens Went on Sale (2023) is a trip into the wild new Space Age sparked by Elon Musk and accelerated by like-minded space geniuses. Buckle up for a mind-blowing journey through space tech innovation and the future of humanity.

Who should read When the Heavens Went on Sale?

  • Aspiring cosmic entrepreneurs 
  • Rocket mavericks
  • Researchers of space governance

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Digital Transformation Books: Understanding Artificial Intelligence by Nicolas Sabouret

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Nicolas Sabouret
4.3 (490 ratings)
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What's Understanding Artificial Intelligence about?

Understanding Artificial Intelligence (2021) aims to demystify the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for everyone, including those who don’t have an IT or mathematical background. It will give you a basic understanding of how AI works and why sometimes it makes mistakes or offers imperfect solutions.

Who should read Understanding Artificial Intelligence?

  • The AI-curious
  • Nonspecialists who want to deepen their knowledge about AI
  • Sci-Fi fans worried about a dystopian future ruled over by AI overlords

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Digital Transformation Books: NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs are the Future by Bobby Hundreds

NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs are the Future

Bobby Hundreds
The Early Years: 2020-2023
3.9 (23 ratings)
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What's NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs are the Future about?

NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs Are the Future (2023) is a bold, provocative take on what is either another scam-ridden, superficial digital trend or the future of art and entertainment – depending on who you ask. It considers NFTs from every angle to help you make up your own mind.

Who should read NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs are the Future?

  • Techheads sitting on a tower of NFTs
  • Digital enthusiasts craving NFT gossip and insights
  • Anyone wondering what an NFT is – and why they should care

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Digital Transformation Books: Tribe of Hackers by Marcus J. Carey, Jennifer Jin

Tribe of Hackers

Marcus J. Carey, Jennifer Jin
Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World
3.7 (163 ratings)
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What's Tribe of Hackers about?

Tribe of Hackers (2019) is a comprehensive guide for aspiring and seasoned cybersecurity professionals globally built around enlightening interviews with 70 security experts, including well-known figures such as Lesley Carhart, Ming Chow, Bruce Potter, Robert M. Lee, and Jayson E. Street. It provides valuable advice for everyone hoping to tool up in the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Who should read Tribe of Hackers?

  • Aspiring professionals seeking insight into the cybersecurity industry
  • Tech enthusiasts interested in practical cybersecurity knowledge
  • Readers looking for expert advice and real-world experiences

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Digital Transformation Books: Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation by John Manners-Bell, Ken Lyon

Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation

John Manners-Bell, Ken Lyon
A Practical Guide to Disruptive Technologies and New Business Models
4.1 (119 ratings)
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What's Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation about?

Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation (2021) maps the current pain points and inefficiencies in global supply chains while charting the innovations and new technologies poised to transform the system. It provides an insider's perspective on the practical challenges facing warehouses, ports, and logistics networks, along with realistic ideas for how leaders can leverage emerging tools like Internet of Things sensors and AI to make supply chains sustainable, resilient, and responsive. 

Who should read Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation?

  • Supply chain professionals
  • Logistics company leaders
  • Tech innovators

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Digital Transformation Books: Unworking by Jeremy Myerson & Philip Ross

Unworking

Jeremy Myerson & Philip Ross
The Reinvention of the Modern Office
3.8 (22 ratings)
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What's Unworking about?

Unworking (2022) delves into the transformation of workspaces and the changing nature of work in the twenty-first century, driven by technological advancements and evolving societal values. The book examines the shift from traditional office settings to more flexible, people-centric environments. Through diverse case studies and insights, it underscores the need for adapting to a new work landscape where collaboration, creativity, and well-being take center stage.

Who should read Unworking?

  • Professionals exploring modern workplace design
  • Enthusiasts of technological impacts on work
  • CEOs, HR heads, or business leaders struggling to find the balance between office and remote-friendly workplaces

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Digital Transformation Books: Python Crash Course by Eric Matthes

Python Crash Course

Eric Matthes
A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
3.5 (40 ratings)
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What's Python Crash Course about?

Python Crash Course (2015) offers a comprehensive journey into the world of Python programming. From building dynamic web applications and engaging games to visualizing data and exploring core programming concepts, it equips learners with the skills to master this versatile language.

Who should read Python Crash Course?

  • Aspiring programmers looking to break into the world of coding 
  • Coders and programmers seeking a Python refresher
  • Web designers wanting to design and deploy dynamic, data-driven websites

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Digital Transformation Books: Marketing 5.0 by Philip Kotler & Hermawan Kartajaya & Iwan Setiawan

Marketing 5.0

Philip Kotler & Hermawan Kartajaya & Iwan Setiawan
Technology for Humanity
4.2 (81 ratings)
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What's Marketing 5.0 about?

Marketing 5.0 (2021) introduces the concept of a new era in marketing focused on leveraging technology to improve human lives. It provides strategies and examples demonstrating how the synthesis of advanced data-driven capabilities with human creativity, ethics, and empathy will allow companies to deliver tailored customer experiences amidst a complex, rapidly evolving marketplace.

Who should read Marketing 5.0?

  • Marketing professionals
  • Brand managers
  • Business leaders

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Digital Transformation Books: Rewired by Eric Lamarre & Kate Smaje & Rodney Zemmel

Rewired

Eric Lamarre & Kate Smaje & Rodney Zemmel
The McKinsey Guide to Outcompeting in the Age of Digital and AI
3.8 (168 ratings)
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What's Rewired about?

Rewired (2023) presents a transformative roadmap crafted by the world's foremost management consultancy. It guides businesses on enhancing customer experiences, streamlining costs, and harnessing the immense potential of digital and AI. Dive in, and position your company for unparalleled long-term success.

Who should read Rewired?

  • Business leaders navigating digital transformation
  • Teams spearheading AI-driven enterprise initiatives
  • Consultants seeking proven digital strategy blueprints

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Digital Transformation Books: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson
4.1 (82 ratings)
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What's Snow Crash about?

Snow Crash (1992) is a cyberpunk sci-fi novel starring katana-wielding, pizza-delivering hacker Hiro Protagonist and his partner, spunky teen skateboarder Y.T. It features a virus called Snow Crash which pervades both the physical world and the virtual world, also known as the Metaverse. But it soon becomes apparent that Snow Crash is more than just a virus –⁠ as Hiro delves deeper, he discovers a conspiracy that has its roots in ancient Sumerian legends and poses a dire threat to humanity.

Who should read Snow Crash?

  • Science fiction buffs
  • Tech enthusiasts and futurists 
  • Linguistics and anthropology nerds 

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Digital Transformation Books: Accelerate by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim

Accelerate

Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim
Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations
3.9 (120 ratings)
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What's Accelerate about?

Accelerate (2018) explores the intersection of software development and organizational performance. Drawing on rigorous research, it reveals the practices and capabilities that allow high-performing technology-driven companies to excel and achieve a competitive edge in the fast-paced digital era.

Who should read Accelerate?

  • Tech leaders seeking performance optimization
  • Agile and DevOps practitioners
  • Business owners looking to improve software delivery

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Digital Transformation Books: You Will Own Nothing by Carol Roth

You Will Own Nothing

Carol Roth
Your War with a New Financial World Order and How to Fight Back
3.2 (331 ratings)
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What's You Will Own Nothing about?

You Will Own Nothing (2023) challenges you to confront a possible future where global elites dictate what you do and don’t have. Dive into an investigation of the forces striving to reshape our very notions of ownership, and discover strategies to ensure your autonomy and assets aren't just safe but thriving. Brace yourself: it's time to redefine your future.

Who should read You Will Own Nothing?

  • Financial enthusiasts exploring global economic shifts.
  • Technological futurists keen on societal implications.
  • Advocates for personal rights and wealth autonomy.

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Digital Transformation Books: Future Skills by Bernard Marr

Future Skills

Bernard Marr
The 20 Skills and Competencies Everyone Needs to Succeed in a Digital World
3.9 (241 ratings)
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What's Future Skills about?

Future Skills (2022) outlines 20 core skills that will be essential for success in an increasingly digital world. From digital literacy to social media awareness, these competencies can benefit anyone regardless of career focus or life goals.

Who should read Future Skills?

  • Those worried about the AI revolution and its impact on the future of work 
  • Career optimizers seeking practical advice for the next digital age
  • Anyone looking for a competitive edge in an increasingly automated world

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Digital Transformation Books: Laws of UX by Jon Yablonski

Laws of UX

Jon Yablonski
Design Principles for Persuasive and Ethical Products
4.6 (48 ratings)
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What's Laws of UX about?

Laws of UX (2020) is a handy guidebook for anyone interested in user experience, or UX – especially as it applies to web or app design. It lays out some of the fundamental rules that inform superior product design and shows how these rules are tied to human psychology. 

Who should read Laws of UX?

  • Web designers and developers
  • People curious about technology and human behavior
  • Anyone who’d like to create a better website

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Digital Transformation Books: Human + Machine by Paul R. Daugherty & H. James Wilson

Human + Machine

Paul R. Daugherty & H. James Wilson
Reimagining Work in the Age of AI
3.7 (112 ratings)
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What's Human + Machine about?

Human + Machine (2018) explores the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce, presenting a vision where human and machine collaboration enhances innovation, efficiency, and productivity. It delves into the changing landscape of various industries due to AI integration, emphasizing the new skills and roles that will become essential.

Who should read Human + Machine?

  • Business leaders looking to integrate artificial intelligence into their operations
  • Technology enthusiasts 
  • Students and recent graduates looking to prepare for and navigate the future job market

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Digital Transformation Books: Competing in the Age of AI by Marco Iansiti & Karim R. Lakhani

Competing in the Age of AI

Marco Iansiti & Karim R. Lakhani
Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World
3.5 (133 ratings)
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What's Competing in the Age of AI about?

Competing in the Age of AI (2020) unveils a future where AI is the cornerstone of business. It reveals how AI removes age-old business constraints, enabling a quantum leap in scale, scope, and learning. Step into a realm where strategy is reinvented and the economy is reimagined, offering both unprecedented opportunities and profound challenges for leaders in the digital epoch.

Who should read Competing in the Age of AI?

  • Tech entrepreneurs seeking to disrupt traditional business models
  • Executives exploring the impact of AI on operational and strategic decisions
  • Business strategists interested in digital transformation and innovation

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Digital Transformation Books: The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived by Ralph Watson McElvenny & Marc Wortman

The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived

Ralph Watson McElvenny & Marc Wortman
Tom Watson Jr. and the Epic Story of How IBM Created the Digital Age
4.4 (14 ratings)
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What's The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived about?

The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived (2023) narrates the remarkable journey of Thomas Watson Jr., the visionary leader of IBM who shook up the worlds of technology and business in the mid-twentieth century. Delving into his decision to develop the IBM System 360, a pioneering mainframe computer, it shows us how Watson’s IBM laid the foundations for today’s digital age. But this book isn’t only a study of business strategy – it’s also a fascinating portrait of a complex man and his equally complex relationship with his domineering father.

Who should read The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived?

  • Fans of business history and corporate leadership stories
  • Admirers of IBM and tech industry evolution
  • Readers interested in personal transformation and family dynamics

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Digital Transformation Books: Growing Up in Public by Devorah Heitner

Growing Up in Public

Devorah Heitner
Coming of Age in a Digital World
4.0 (82 ratings)
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What's Growing Up in Public about?

Growing Up in Public (2023) explores the many stresses both parents and children can experience in today’s digital world. Although raising children in the face of today’s many technological social outlets might seem overwhelming, this guide provides clear, actionable insight for guiding adolescent online behavior as well as monitoring our own adult actions.  

Who should read Growing Up in Public?

  • Parents or guardians concerned about their children’s social media usage
  • People looking for advice on raising children in today’s digital world
  • Anyone interested in the internet’s impact on adolescent development

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Digital Transformation Books: Adaptive Resilience by Maria Santacaterina

Adaptive Resilience

Maria Santacaterina
How to Thrive in a Digital Era
3.1 (182 ratings)
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What's Adaptive Resilience about?

Adaptive Resilience (2023) offers an insightful guide to crafting a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable digital future through innovative organizational transformation. It emphasizes the importance of implementing game-changing strategies for big-picture business evolution, focusing on an approach that transforms from both the inside-out and the outside-in.

Who should read Adaptive Resilience?

  • Business leaders seeking digital transformation strategies
  • Sustainability advocates in corporate and non-profit sectors
  • Al those interested in future-proofing businesses digitally

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Digital Transformation Books: The Age of AI by Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt & Daniel Huttenlocher

The Age of AI

Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt & Daniel Huttenlocher
And Our Human Future
3.8 (195 ratings)
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What's The Age of AI about?

The Age of AI (2021) examines the evolution of artificial intelligence, how it’s increasingly integrated into all facets of life, and profound questions surrounding AI’s relationship to ethics, security, economics, and the human experience itself.

Who should read The Age of AI?

  • Technology enthusiasts and professionals
  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Policymakers and ethicists

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Digital Transformation Books: Tokens by Rachel O'Dwyer

Tokens

Rachel O'Dwyer
The Future of Money in the Age of the Platform
3.7 (28 ratings)
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What's Tokens about?

Tokens (2023) looks at the transformation of traditional monetary systems in the digital era, highlighting how various forms of digital tokens are increasingly replacing conventional currency. It explores the implications of this shift, particularly focusing on the role of digital platforms in creating new types of economic exchange, ownership, and governance models.

Who should read Tokens?

  • Financial technology professionals and cryptocurrency enthusiasts
  • Tech entrepreneurs exploring new payment systems
  • Anyone interested in the future of digital currency

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Digital Transformation Books: Wiring the Winning Organization by Gene Kim & Steven J. Spear

Wiring the Winning Organization

Gene Kim & Steven J. Spear
Unleashing Our Collective Greatness Through Simplification, Slowification, and Amplification
4.3 (12 ratings)
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What's Wiring the Winning Organization about?

Wiring the Winning Organization (2023) delves into the art of transforming mundane workplaces into hubs of efficiency and innovation. It provides a practical three-part roadmap for leaders to rewire organizational dynamics and achieve exceptional success.

Who should read Wiring the Winning Organization?

  • Aspiring organizational alchemists
  • Efficiency-seeking team leaders
  • Innovation-hungry executives

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Digital Transformation Books: If It's Smart, It's Vulnerable by Mikko Hypponen

If It's Smart, It's Vulnerable

Mikko Hypponen
4.3 (6 ratings)
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What's If It's Smart, It's Vulnerable about?

If It's Smart, It's Vulnerable (2022), explores the evolution of cybersecurity threats and how to adapt to an increasingly interconnected digital landscape. Tracing the internet's history from early idealism to today's risks like hacking and autonomous malware, it offers practical tips and philosophy to help society balance innovation with security. 

Who should read If It's Smart, It's Vulnerable?

  • Everyday internet users seeking tips to improve personal security
  • Privacy advocates worried about surveillance and transparency
  • Anyone curious about the digital world's opportunities and challenges

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Digital Transformation Books: Swipe to Unlock by Neel Mehta, Parth Detroja & Aditya Agashe

Swipe to Unlock

Neel Mehta, Parth Detroja & Aditya Agashe
The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy
4.3 (10 ratings)
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What's Swipe to Unlock about?

Swipe to Unlock (2017) offers a clear and concise understanding of the key concepts and technologies shaping today’s digital world. It breaks down complex tech topics into easily digestible explanations, covering everything from how the internet works to the business strategies of major tech companies. It’s essential material for anyone looking to navigate the intersection of technology, business, and everyday life, regardless of their technical background.

Who should read Swipe to Unlock?

  • Aspiring tech professionals who don’t want to be coders
  • Non-tech professionals working at tech companies
  • Anyone curious about the inner workings of the tech industry

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Digital Transformation Books: Raising Critical Thinkers by Julie Bogart

Raising Critical Thinkers

Julie Bogart
A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age
4.0 (28 ratings)
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What's Raising Critical Thinkers about?

Raising Critical Thinkers (2022) is a guide for parents who want their children to make up their own minds amid today’s flood of information. Personal stories and science-backed exercises offer practical wisdom with which families can nurture thoughtful minds and empathetic hearts.

Who should read Raising Critical Thinkers?

  • Parents seeking to nurture curious, discerning children who process information thoughtfully
  • Homeschooling parents looking for exercises to foster critical thinking
  • Teachers hoping to encourage perspective and insight in students

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Digital Transformation Books: Number Go Up by Zeke Faux

Number Go Up

Zeke Faux
Inside Crypto's Wild Rise and Staggering Fall
4.0 (1 ratings)
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What's Number Go Up about?

Number Go Up (2023) dives into the tumultuous and transformative world of cryptocurrencies. It traces the revolutionary rise of Bitcoin, the pivotal role and controversies of stablecoins like Tether, and the ambitious yet complex venture of El Salvador adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. Uncover the intricacies and challenges of a world redefined by digital currencies, and get a compelling look at the future of finance and its potential impact on global economies.

Who should read Number Go Up?

  • Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors
  • Finance and technology professionals
  • Anyone interested in economic innovation and trends

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