Did you make a resolution to read more in 2022? Like many of you probably have, we’ve been contemplating different books that we could read in 2022 to elevate our library. These top tech books of 2021 were highly reviewed and provided valuable insights into the technology industry’s state and where it’s headed in 2022 and beyond.
These were the Top 10 tech books of 2021:
The Soul of a New Machine, Tracy Kidder
- Tracy’s novel is an excellent microcosm of corporate America concerning the technology industry. She chronicles the workflows and day-to-day of one company, Data General, in the 1970s as the organization attempts to launch the next-generation microcomputer.
AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future, Kai-Fu Lee
- In Kai-Fu’s latest book, he explores how AI will impact our world over the next 20 years. Kai-Fu is the bestselling author of “AI Superpowers ” and the former head of Google China.
The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society, Azeem Azhar
- Azeem Azhar hosts “Exponential View,” a popular technology newsletter and podcast. His latest book explores our ability to adapt to our society’s abrupt technological changes in 2022 and beyond.
Risk: A User’s Guide, General Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico
- A veteran and former member of some of the highest ranks in the U.S. military, General Stanley knows risk. Anna Butrico, a Senior Communications Associate at his group, assists McChrystal outlining ten different dimensions of risk that we as humans can adjust at any time.
The Age of AI: And Our Human Future, Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher
- Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and MIT Schwarzman College of Computing Dean Daniel Huttenlocher break down how AI will likely change our society in the future and highlight the abrupt changes that AI’s introduction to our society will bring on.
Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation, Kevin Roose
- Kevin Roose is a New York Times columnist. His new book offers a more positive connotation on automation than is often presented. Rather than showcasing the negative, Roose outlines how humans can thrive where automation is concerned.
The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and a Roaring 2020s, Mark P. Mills
- Like Roose’s book, in Mark’s new book, he demonstrates how AI will not be our downfall but rather the fuel in the engine to propel humankind to the next revolution: the CLOUD revolution.
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, Steven Levy
- Have you ever wondered what makes the most popular search engine of our time tick? Why is a word we use so much something we know so little about when it comes to the inner workings of its corporate structure? Steven answers these questions as he obtains unprecedented access to the mogul.
Cloud Native Patterns, Cornelia Davis
- A must-read for anyone that works with the cloud or in the cloud field, Cloud Native Patterns explores the historical context and decisions that have led the technology industry as we know it to where we are today. Cornelia’s book focuses on the application configuration, the application lifecycle, interaction redundancy, and much more.
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship, Robert C. Martin
- Software expert Robert C. Martin teams up with his colleagues in this book that should be in the home library of anyone in the technology industry. Code is so important and instrumental to the day-to-day processes of the organizations we work at, and Martin presents that argument with a sound paradigm to clean up your organization’s code.
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Kristen Burgess is the Marketing Specialist at Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, Inc. She has five years’ experience in curating content for digital platforms, social media contributions, and supporting marketing campaigns and strategies. Before joining the APC wolfpack, she worked in digital marketing for software as a service, giving her keen insight into the types of professionals APC hires today. In addition, she likes to stay up-to-date on the most relevant trends within the technology industry through thought-provoking podcasts and newsletters while paying attention to industry leaders’ trends. In her spare time, she serves on the Management Team and helps craft communications for the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.