Last week I had the Forrester Board of Clients in town. As part of our great dinner discussion, I asked each client to name their favorite book of the moment. Here’s their recommended list:
Who Owns the Future Jaron Lanier’s diatribe against Google, Facebook and other “siren servers.”
Path to Power Maggie Thatcher’s rise to Prime Minister.
Drive Daniel Pink’s tome is an often-noted favorite of Forrester clients. I think it’s time for me to read this one…
Ready Player One A lot of techies’ favorite sci-fi.
Rules for Radicals Ideas on innovation from Saul Alinsky’s Vietnam War era call to arms.
Made to Stick Why some ideas become memes and others quickly fade
Capital in the 21st Century Thomas Piketty explains why capital beats labor.
No Place to Hide Glenn Greenwald’s story of Edward Snowden.
Power of Habit Where they come from, and how to break them.
Contagious Jonah Berger builds on “The Tipping Point” to explain idea traction.
Emotional Intelligence The power of EQ versus IQ.
Winning Teams, Winning Cultures The Senn Delaney classic on corporate culture.
Flat-Lined Recommended by one of our healthcare clients. How to fix American medicine.
Bully Pulpit Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest on Teddy Roosevelt.
The George R.R. Martin Collection If you like Game of Thrones…
Anti-Fragile Why some businesses thrive on chaos and change.
The Design of Business Your company can’t win without amazing design.
Telegraph Avenue This is a favorite novel of many clients — by Michael Chabon.
Start-Up Nation Israel and its tech startups.
I hope you find some good beach reading above…