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Recommended Reading

We mentioned in a previous post, Business Acumen and the CIO/CTO, that we would provide a list of our recommended reading material.  We’ve decided to break our list into three sections, business, technology, and just for fun we’ve thrown in some fiction.  This isn’t a complete list, so don’t expect to read these books and be a technology or business genius.  This is just a starter list that we feel every CIO/CTO should have read.  There are plenty more great business, technology, and fiction books that we all should keep reading.  Let us know some of your favorites.

The Mythical Man Month – Frederick Brooks
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software – Gamma et al
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture – Martin Fowler
The C Programming Language – Kernighan & Ritchie
The C++ Programming Language – Bjarne Stoustrup
The Art of Computer Programming – Donald Knuth
Data Structures and Algorithms – Aho, Ullman, Hopcroft
Inspired: How to Create Product Customers Love – Marty Cagan
The Singularity Is Near – Ray Kurzweil
On Intelligence – Jeff Hawkins & Sandra Blakeslee 
A New Kind of Science – Stephen Wolfram

Purple Cow, The Dip, etc – Seth Godin
Good to Great, Built to Last – James Collins
Crossing the Chasm – Geoffrey Moore
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
The Prince – Machiavelli
Malcom Gladwell – Blink and The Tipping Point
Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution – Clayton Christensen
Competitve Strategy – Michael Porter

Works by William Gibson i.e. Neuromancer, Spook country, etc
Works by Neal Stephenson i.e.  Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, etc

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