13 book recommendations from my network – and an idea for a Twitter book club
Recommended Summer reads from my social network. I published a list of business books that I’ve read or re-read in recently months and asked for recommendations. Here’s what I received in return.
Would you take part in a Twitter book club?
It got me thinking. Books are social objects. They’re a means of sharing ideas and starting conversations.
Could we start a Twitter book club? It may have been done before. If so I’ve missed out.
My next read is going to be Algorithms To Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions.
It was recommended by Andrew B. Smith. It describes how algorithms can improve our daily lives.
Smith says there must be hundreds of ways that public relations could be improved by adopting some of the techniques described in the book.
Let me know if you fancy joining me in reading the book and taking part in a Twitter chat once we’re done.
#1 The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, 2016, £7 (Kindle) By Peter Frankopan Recommended by Matt Elspley
#2 Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business and the World, 2016, £12 (Kindle) Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott Recommended by Katie Moffat
#3 Rule 34, 2015, £5 (Kindle) Charles Stross Recommended by Craig McGill
#4 Halting State, 2008, £7 (Kindle) Charles Stross Recommended by Craig McGill
#5 Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, 2009, £6 (Kindle) By Cass R Sunstein Recommended by Lindsey Simpson
#6 The Flat White Economy: How the Digital Economy is Transforming London and Other Cities of the Future, 2016, £5 (Kindle) By Douglas McWilliams Recommended by Matt Silver
#7 Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days, 2016 £10 (Kindle) By Jake Knapp Recommended Matt Silver
#8 The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be, 2014, £8 (Kindle) By Moises Naim Recommended by Richard Evans
#9 Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, 2016, £14 (print) By Dan Lyons Recommended by Judy Gombita
#10 Pitch Anything, 2011, £14 (Kindle) By Oren Klaff Recommended by Andrew Armstrong
#11 Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead, 2016, £7 (Kindle) By Laszlo Boch Recommended by Clarie Thompson
#12 Algorithms To Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions, 2016, £12 (Kindle) Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths Recommended by Andrew B. Smith
#13 Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories, 2015, £10 (Kindle) By Rob Brotherton Recommended by Markus Fischer