12 Books on New Technologies That Will Make You a Better Leader

12 Books on New Technologies That Will Make You a Better Leader Now

Technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of things (IoT), and virtual reality have transitioned from simply being viable to being deployable. New business models have emerged in large and small organizations as the rate of digital transformation across all sectors of business has reached an unprecedented scale. The role of IT leaders is evolving equally fast making having a solid understanding of these era-defining themes critical.

To inspire or add to your own reading lists, we’ve researched 12 of the best technology books on the market that stand out as essential reading for leaders. Each of them underscores how the momentous changes underway across business and society are reshaping leadership across increasingly digitally-driven organizations.

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really AreEverybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Explore the world of big data as Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explore the answers to many popular questions and offers insights into the deeper potential for its use and abuse.

Precision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of ThingsPrecision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things

by Timothy Chou
Learn your company can leverage IoT to receive improved business outcomes with a vendor-neutral framework and principals introduced by the author.

Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected WorldFuture Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World

by Marc Goodman
Take a look inside the darkest recesses of the internet as you learn about the threats to developing technologies and how you can take back control and harness them for the betterment of the future.

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin EverythingSoonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
Take a peak into what’s coming next in this light-hearted, illustrated exploration of emerging technologies including why they’re needed, how they would work, and the obstacles they face.

Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us UpPax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

by Philip N. Howard
Explore how IoT has the potential to increase information access, empower people, and make government more transparent safely if we are all actively engagement with the businesses and governments building the internet of things.

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, StrategiesSuperintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

by Nick Bostrom
Go on a journey of exploration of the topics and considerations that must be considered as we develop artificial intelligence and further machine learning.

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital RevolutionThe Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

by Walter Isaacson
Explore the people, talents, ideas, and motivators that are central to the digital revolution and develop an understanding of how innovation really works.

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our WorldThe Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

by Pedro Domingos
Look inside the learning machines at the major technology companies and develop and understanding of the implications for business and society.

The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet FreedomThe Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

by Evgeny Morozov
Explore how authoritarian governments and revolutionaries are using the Internet to strengthen their agendas and why the idea that the Internet is inherently good is false.

The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our LivesThe New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives

by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
Explore how issues like privacy and security, war and intervention, diplomacy, revolution, and terrorism will need to be approached as even more of the world comes online in the next decade.

The Second Machine Age – Work, Progress and Prosperity in a time of Brilliant TechnologiesThe Second Machine Age – Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
Take a look at the implications of automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data for business and society and the strategies that lead to a new path of prosperity.

Weapons of Math DestructionWeapons of Math Destruction

by Cathy O’Neil
Take a look at the issues with the mathematical models that are doing much of decision-making inside organizations, the issues they are creating, and the actions we must take to address them.

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