The ten best technology books of 2022

As 2023 begins, here’s a look back at my thoughts on the best tech books from 2022. These books enlighten readers about the role of microchips in geopolitics, the trials and tribulations, the growth of the venture capital industry, thoughts on the United States in the world, and the role of entrepreneurship. business across the country, and the wisdom of quitting smoking, among other topics. Enjoy!

Chip Wars: Fighting for the World’s Most Important TechnologyAnd by Chris Miller

From household appliances to national military systems, the modern world depends on microchips. In his book, economic historian Chris Miller analyzes the history of the rise of the chip and the increasingly complex geopolitical struggle to control its future.

The Law of Power: Venture Capital and the Making of the New FutureAnd by Sebastian Mallaby

It’s no secret that innovation has been greatly influenced by the venture capital community, through its successes and failures. Sebastian Mallaby provides a candid account of the VC industry through the lens of some of the most well-known investors in the space, weaving together the story of a thriving industry that has driven technological innovation for more than half a century and exploring how it will evolve in the years to come.

Adrift: America in the 100 ChartsAnd by Scott Galloway

In the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, impending economic winds and a growing political divide, many are wondering what the future holds, and how the nation got to where it is today. NYU Professor Scott Galloway’s latest book takes this on with 100 Infographics that explores the history of the United States and attempts to answer the question “What happened?Galloway speaks on topics ranging from social and economic conditions to eroding trust in the federal government and the military-industrial complex.

Metaverse: and how it will revolutionize everythingAnd by Matthew Paul

The metaverse has quickly become popular in the lexicon of technology and business leaders, but many are baffled as to what it actually means, let alone how to leverage it to provide value to their organizations. In Matthew Paul’s latest book, he demystifies metaphysics and explains the path ahead.

True North: Leading Authentically in Today’s Workplace, Emerging Leaders EditionAnd by Bill George and Zack Clayton

Long gone are the days of “command and control,” former Medtronic CEO Bill George and technology entrepreneur Zack Clayton argue in their latest book. Today, leadership is defined by a person’s authenticity and ability to be authentic in the workplace. The authors challenge readers to look at their true self (“True North”), follow a specific purpose for leadership (“The North Star”), and guide difficult business decisions through compassion, passion, and courage.

The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places Are Building the New American DreamAnd by Steve Case

Historically, 75% of venture capital investment in the United States has gone to companies located in just three states: California, Massachusetts, and New York. This inspired Revolution LLC CEO Steve Case to expand venture capital and provide visibility, opportunities, and funding to startups in other parts of the country. His latest book tells the stories of the startups he met during his visits to these cities and the entrepreneurs who see their sites as an advantage rather than a hindrance.

Quit: The power of knowing when to walk awayAnd by Annie Duke

Commitment to an idea, company, or role is usually seen as a virtue among business professionals, but sometimes the best course of action is to simply walk away. Annie Duke draws on anecdotes from industry leaders, notable artists, and successful entrepreneurs to show how quitting smoking has helped these individuals in their careers, and shares tools to help others use quitting as a path to greater success.

Intended consequences: How to build market-leading companies with responsible innovationAnd by Hemant Taneja And Kevin Mane

Social responsibility is a major consideration for many companies, but without a business model to support it, a company’s mindset on responsible innovation doesn’t mean much. In the latest, venture capitalist Hemant Taneja and columnist Kevin Mani lay out the new rules that leaders must follow to advance the social good and tackle today’s complex social problems. With KPIs, which are key results indicators, they provide a framework that companies can use to relate the explicit value to the social impact of innovation.

Build: An Unconventional Guide to Making Things Worth BuildingAnd by Tony Fadell

From the iPod and iPhone to the Nest thermostat, Tony Fadell has led product development teams that created some of its most iconic innovations. With personal anecdotes and insights gleaned over the course of his career, Tony explains the history behind some of these influential devices and shares advice for business leaders on everything from obtaining startup financing to handling difficult relationships at work.

Building a Second Brain: A Proven Way to Organize Your Digital Life and Unleash Your CreativityAnd by Thiago Forte

At a time when it may seem more difficult than ever to organize and prioritize the many activities we engage in, remember what’s important, and stay productive, productivity consultant Tiago Forte offers tools to use in the digital age to feel less overwhelmed and get more done. . It offers pathways to developing a “second mind,” an acronym for a personal knowledge management system.

Peter Hay is the boss Metis strategy, a business and information technology consulting firm. He has authored three bestselling books, including his most recent book Get to Nimble. He is also mild Technovation Podcast series and speaks at conferences around the world. Follow him on Twitter @tweet.

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