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26 of the best books about the future that other business leaders recommend

Silicon Valley workshop attendees share their best reads

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Shared here for the first time, 26 inspiring book recommendations from Australia’s future thinkers*:  
  1. The Black Swan – The impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  2. It's Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots  by Toby Walsh
  3. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  4. The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman
  5. Homo Dues by Dr. Yuval Noah Hara
  6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  7. Principles by Ray Dalio
  8. Actionable Gamification by Yu-Kai Chou
  9. The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
  10. Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman
  11. Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It by Tom Friedman
  12. Scaling Lean by Ash Maurya
  13. AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee
  14. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  15. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
  16. The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil
  17. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson
  18. The Control Revolution by James R. Beniger  
  19. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  20. Who Can You Trust? By Rachel Botsman
  21. The Four by Scott Galloway
  22. Exponential Organisations by Salim Ismail
  23. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
  24. The Second Curve by Charles Handy
  25. Zero to One by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
  26. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
 
(*Source: 100 CEOs, executives, and IT teams at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University workshop, an event run by The Growth Faculty, in November 2018).
 
 

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