Reading list from “How IT will change in the next 10 years”

At Windows Connections two weeks ago, during my keynote speech “How IT will change in the next 10 years and why you should care,” I mentioned several books worth reading. Many of you have asked for the list; here it is:

  • The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond
  • The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
  • We Are Smarter Than Me by Barry Libert, Jon Spector, Don Tapscott
  • The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
  • The Speed of Trust by Stephen M. R. Covey
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  • Outsourced (the movie)

Also remember that I mildly panned Digital Economy by Harbhajan Kehal and Varinder P. Singh; my assertion was that the next 10 years will bring about a social economy instead, one that includes the digital natives you’ll all be hiring and selling to now or very soon. They’re the ones who are building it, so you might as well adapt.

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    They aren’t my books, so I don’t know about any ebook versions.

    Marco– the slides by themselves aren’t really reusable without the spoken portion of the presentation. I’ll check to see if the event made a recording.

  2. WEB Security Analytic says:

    Is there an e-copy of any of the books? 🙂

  3. Marco says:

    can you put the ppt from the keynote on your skydrive?

  4. paul says:

    I am also interesting in the slide if possible. If we can get a recording of your keynote that would be even better. Thanks.