Books To Make You a Better Manager/Strategist/Analyst

September 2015. McKinsey.

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Ignore the latest technology trends (social! mobile! machine learning!) and take a step back if you want a more profound perspective of business technology.

In a brief online article, McKinsey’s James Kaplan describes the 10 books that he has found most profoundly important to his development as a business technologist.

His 10 books are:

  1. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, Charles Petzold, (Microsoft Press, 1999)
  2. Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date, Robert X. Cringely (Addison-Wesley, 1992)
  3. The Reckoning, David Halberstam (William Morrow, 1986)
  4. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward Tufte (Graphics Press, 1982)
  5. Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle, Stephen Biddle (Princeton University Press, 2005)
  6. A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon, Neil Sheehan (Random House, 2009)
  7. Why the Allies Won, Richard Overy (W. W. Norton, 1996)
  8. The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage, Cliff Stoll (Doubleday, 1989)
  9. Show Stopper! The Breakneck

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