Archive for the ‘Recommended Reading’ Category

Getting Big Things Done

August 23, 2010

I bought this book a few years ago, and left it to languish on the shelf.  I finally picked it up a few days ago, and the first chapter had me glued to my chair.  In business school, they told me to avoid start-up business ideas that tried to “boil the ocean”.  This book could be aptly retitled “How to Boil an Ocean”.

Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

I haven’t finished it yet, but it reads like a combination of a TED talk and a how-to guide.

Good Foundational Reading for Cloud Business

August 20, 2010

I plan to add some recommended reading posts as I encounter new books.  I will also salt in some books that I have read in the past that are worthy of mention.  To kick things off, here are three books that really gave me a good foundation to this industry.  None of them tells you how to build a cloud solution, but I think they all contain critical information if you are developing or analyzing a cloud strategy.

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
Free: The Future of a Radical Price

Notice that posts are now categorized, so you can get the whole recommended reading list just by clicking on the category link to the left.  If you really love the recommendation, you can just click on the link to go directly to Amazon’s book store to order your own copy.