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.
Zoe Amar, Digital Chair, Charity Digital Code and Co-author of the Charity Digital Skills Report, suggests Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, by Nir Eyal.
Professor Sue Black OBE
Professor Sue Black OBE, an award-winning Computer Scientist and Technology Evangelist, thinks your summer read should be Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, by Caroline Criado-Perez.
Gori Yahaya, Founder, and CEO of UpSkill Digital, is reading The Dice Man, by Luke Rhinehart.
Heather Savory, Co-Chair Global Working Group on Big Data for Official Statistics at the United Nations, suggests The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man, by Jonas Jonasson.
Emma McGuigan, Senior Managing Director for Accenture’s global business with Microsoft, suggests Madam Secretary, a memoir by Madeleine Albright.
Caron Alexander, Director of Digital Shared Services at the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland, recommends The Silent Patient, ‘a really good thriller’ by Alex Michaelides.
Mark Owens, Managing Director at Civica Northern Ireland, suggests the ‘inspiring’ Finding my Virginity, by Richard Branson.
Rachel Neaman, Non-Executive Director, Checkit.net, recommends Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter. She describes it as ‘A very different way of looking at how we’ve come to the digital world we’re in now.’
Dan Sutch, Director, CAST – Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology, suggests The Startup Way, by Eric Ries.
Daniel Korski CBE
Daniel Korski CBE, Co-Founder & CEO of PUBLIC, recommends Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.