Tech and business icons like Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, and Warren Buffet are well-known for being avid readers. Bill Gates reads more than 50 books a year, and Warren Buffet spends 80% of his day reading.
While you probably cannot spend the majority of your day in a book, there is no doubt that reading, at least a few pages a day, is a habit of the ultra-successful.
Whether you are an avid reader or are looking to start a new habit, here are a few business and technology books to add to your reading list.
- The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
The Phoenix Project tells the fictional story of a company’s new IT initiative that is critical to the future of the business. However, the project is over budget, late, and new management is directly managing the project. In an entertaining style, the book delivers a story to deliver IT best practices for any team.
- Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World
Blockchain technology was launched into the forefront in late 2017 when bitcoin surged to nearly $20,000. While the blockchain is most well-known as the technology the drives bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, there are several other, potentially more impactful, uses of blockchain technology. This book outlines what blockchain is, how companies are using it now, and how companies will use it in the future.
- Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
From the head of Google’s People Operations Team comes a groundbreaking look into the blueprint of how to create a better company and culture. Merging behavioral economics, human psychology, and real-world examples, Laszlo Bock shares a compelling story on how to build a better company and how to enjoy your work.
- Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
This book on the list serves as a “what not to do” story. It details the unbelievable inside story of the rise and collapse of a multi-billion-dollar startup that was once labeled as a company that was going to change the world. The only problem was that the technology behind the company did not exist.