Need a good read over the holiday season then look through these recommendations, selected by Scality staff.
by Dan Lyons
In Lyons new book, the author of tackles the dark side of a new oppressive work culture emerging from Silicon Valley. A culture he has witnessed personally that is currently being rolled out to other businesses areas, thanks to the efforts of high-end management consultants.
by Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
by Marty Cagan
Product Management and development is critical to organizations in the digital world. Understanding the approaches, steps and techniques related to product development is critical. This book provides a detailed, direct and no-nonsense approach that people who are new to product management need.
by Safi Bahcall
An ambitious and entertaining effort to lay out some fundamental laws of success and uncover the truth about successful group behavior… Bahcall makes the whole idea sing by bringing in references from across business, history, cinema and science.
by David Epstein
Epstein emphasizes that even though stories like those of golfer Tiger Woods and the chess-master Polgar sisters get all the attention, real life just isn’t like golf or chess. Those activities happen in “kind” environments, where rules are few, goals are simple, and progress is easy to measure.
The Leader Who Had No Title
by Robin Sharma
From the best selling author of The monk who sold his Ferrari, Sharma deliver a fantastical story at the same time he gives practical life coaching steps to becoming your best self in business and life. While it is hard to put the book down, you are motivated to set it down to get busy putting his words into action.
by Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace
Creativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made.
by Randall Munroe
With his steady regimen of math jokes, physics jokes, and antisocial optimism, xkcd creator Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist, scores traffic numbers in NBC.com or Oprah.com territory. One key to the strip’s success may be that it doesn’t just comment on nerd culture, it embodies nerd culture.
by Robert Cialdini
Extends the science of persuasion in several important ways….an essential tool for anyone serious about science-based business strategies. Pre-Suasion is well worth the long wait, and is destined to be an instant classic.
Thinking Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
Kahneman’s book is a must read for anyone interested in either human behavior or investing. He clearly shows that while we like to think of ourselves as rational in our decision making, the truth is we are subject to many biases. At least being aware of them will give you a better chance of avoiding them, or at least making fewer of them.
Thinking in Systems
by Donella H. Meadows
Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. An essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.
by Nir Eyal
Nir Eyal explains some techniques to help us avoid the pitfall of distraction in our daily lives. These techniques can be applied just about everywhere and will serve to help us focus and become more aware of the countless ways that advertisers and social media try to distract us.