In 2015, Lavin speaker Martin Ford’s book The Rise of the Robots became the first tech title to win the prestigious McKinsey award. Four years later, the list is heavy with books analyzing pertinent technology themes, from the rise of artificial intelligence to the growing monopoly of Internet companies. One tech-inspired contender is Lavin speaker Shoshana Zuboff, nominated for her book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. A cutthoat indictment of Big Tech, Surveillance Capitalism explains how the powers of Google, Facebook, and Amazon, if left unchecked, will create a global architecture of behavior modification—and threaten human existence as we know it.
Meanwhile, Safi Bahcall’s book Loonshots has been nominated for its original take on management thinking. Filled with rich, historical examples of leadership, innovation, and organization, Loonshots offers a science-backed explanation of why good ideas often get squashed or dismissed, and a strategy for how to embrace them. Afterall, says Bahcall, it’s crazy ideas (or “loonshots”) that have led to mankind’s most brilliant moments.
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