It’s that time of year again and we hope, like us, you will be taking a break. We asked our advisors, renowned experts and digital leaders to share their book recommendations for summer. We hope whatever your summer plans, you take a break, and enjoy some time with family and friends, with a good book to hand.
Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is reading ‘Thank You for Being Late‘, by Tom Freidman.
Sherry Coutu, Executive Chair of the Board, Founders4Schools and Non-Executive Director, London Stock Exchange, suggests ‘Atlas Shrugged‘, by Ayn Rand.
Paul Van Zyl
Paul Van Zyl, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at The Conduit, recommends ‘Anatomy of a Miracle‘, by Patti Waldmeir
Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, is reading ‘Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success‘, by Matthew Syed.
National Technology Adviser for HM Government, Liam Maxwell’s choice for summer reading is ‘Content Design‘, by Sarah Richards
Emily Ackroyd and Hazel Hobbs
Emily Ackroyd and Hazel Hobbs, Joint Directors of Strategy & Engagement at the Government Digital Service and Members of the Digital Leaders Advisory Board, recommend ‘Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World‘, by Jennifer Palmieri.
Emily and Hazel also recommended:
The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
Daniel Susskind and Richard Susskind
Rachel Neaman, Digital Leaders Advisory Board Member, chose ‘Digital Dominance: The Power of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple’, edited by Martin Moore and Damian Tambini
Rachel also recommended:
Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life
Emma McGuigan, Group Technology Officer for Accenture Digital, chose ‘Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI’, by Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson.
Jacqueline de Rojas
Chair of Digital Leaders, Jacqueline de Rojas’ choice for summer reading is ‘Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy‘, by Pippa Malmgrem
Jacqueline also recommended:
Happiness for Humans
P. Z. Reizin
Why Mummy Swears
(Pre-order) The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century
Chris Lewis & Dr Pippa Malmgren
Number One Chinese Restaurant
Chris Yiu, Senior Policy Fellow at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, is recommending ‘Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age‘, by Nicolas Colin.
Chris also recommended:
Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society
Eric Glen Weyl and Eric Posner