The 15 Best Books about IT

I love to read books, most of the time it are technological or political thrillers, but I also like to read books about IT.

Now finding new and good books about IT can be hard so I listed the 15 books that I really liked and if you are interested in IT or Technology in general, I really recommend you read.

Books about IT: The Four

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

“The Four” tells you about the secrets behind the enormous growth and power of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. Scott Galloway is one the smartest and entertaining observes and he asks the fundamental questions, how did the Giants infiltrate in our lives and how come we almost can’t avoid them anymore.

The only competition the Four faces are from each other and the race is on between them.

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Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Not a sci-fi book, but a book about the acceleration of automation. How AI impact our daily work and may lead to the end of many jobs.

What happens to our jobs if robots and AI can easily replace them?

A great read on the future of robot workers and the unemployment that comes with it.

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Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us realize just how many oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares are baked inside the tech products we use every day. It’s time we change that.

In Technically Wrong, Sara Wachter-Boettcher demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use―and to demand more from the companies behind them.

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

A “fascinating” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times) look at how digital technology is transforming our work and our lives.

In this book, Brynjolfsson and McAfee argue that as technology advances exponentially and is taking us into a new era where we can expect more products and services for lower prices. This is the good part of the new era, the bad side it’s taking over more and more jobs and technology will increase the inequality.

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The Industries of the Future

The Industries of the Future

Leading innovation expert Alec Ross provides a “lucid and informed guide” (Financial Times)  of what’s next for the world to come.

Alex Ross has traveled the world as a Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State and explored the latest changes coming out of every continent, including cybercrime and security, robotics and the next steps for big data.

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New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

New Dark Age is among the most unsettling and illuminating books I’ve read about the Internet, which is to say that it is among the most unsettling and illuminating books I’ve read about contemporary life.”  – New Yorker

As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world.

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Airbnb Story

Airbnb Story 

How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy.

A remarkable story about the creation and growth of Airbnb. The online platform that became the largest provider of accommodations in the world in only in 8 years.

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Books on IT - Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

When it comes to AI, we only hear about the loose of jobs or the paradise on earth. It’s now time to see the real powers and limitations of AI that is already in use.

Hello World is indispensable preparation for the moral quandaries of a world run by code, and with the unfailingly entertaining Hannah Fry as our guide, we’ll be discussing these issues long after the last page is turned.

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The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future 

From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives

Technology trends that are already in motion will shape our feature in the coming 30 years. In this fascinating books you will get a roadmap for the future, showing what is to come in our lives.

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The Upstarts - How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

ONE OF AMAZON’S BEST BOOKS OF 2017

Ever wondered how Uber, Airbnb and all those other killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world?

Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger’s car, or walking into a stranger’s home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it’s as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb are household names: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments to regulate business and changing the way we travel.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.

While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. 

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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

Started as an English teacher, Jack Ma founded and built in only 15 years the second largest internet company in the world, Alibaba

This book gives you an inside on how a teacher created one of the most valuable companies in the world, rivaling Walmer and Amazon

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How Emotions Are Made

How Emotions Are Made

“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.” — Wall Street Journal

If you think you know how emotions works, that they are pre-programmed in our bodies, then you really should read this book.

When you feel anxious, angry, happy, or surprised, what’s really going on inside of you? Many scientists believe that emotions come from a specific part of the brain, triggered by the world around us. But what if it is wrong? 

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Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software 

One of the best books on how computers work.

Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines.

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Conclusion

I hope you like reading them as much as I did. Most of these books show you great new inside about IT and how it changes our world. Let me know what your favorite book is in the comments below!

And of course, if you have any good suggestion on books about IT then let me know, I will add them to the list.

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