Pascal Finette’s Exponentials Break Out
(Resources for Leaders in Exponential Times / Last Edit: 2018-06-20)
By Singularity University’s Faculty
- The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil — Singularity University’s founding text and pretty much a “must read.” (Amazon)
- Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis — Very accessible and a great primer to shift your mindset from linear to exponential thinking. (Amazon)
- Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it) by Salim Ismail — Practical application of exponential thinking to the organizational level. (Amazon)
On Exponential Thinking
- Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman — Easy to access and comprehensive view of the changes we will see in the next few decades by the acclaimed author of “The World Is Flat.” (Amazon)
- The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly — WIRED cofounder’s take on exponential trends (written with a bend toward broader societal implications). (Amazon)
- WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us by Tim O’Reilly — Thought-provoking overview of the impact technology will have on our lives. (Amazon)
- Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito — MIT Media Lab’s operating principles for operating in our new reality. (Amazon)
- The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future by Vivek Wadhwa — Another good overview of the dramatic changes exponentially accelerating technologies will bring. (Amazon)
- The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Andrew McAfee — One of the first primers on exponential change; good and broad overview of all aspects of the change we are seeing. (Amazon)
Other Notable Books
- The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker — Important read on why the world is really getting better every day and why we are getting this wrong all the time. (Amazon)
- Singularity University’s Faculty Reading List — A curated (and regularly updated) list by Singularity University’s expert faculty (Link)
Specific Resources (Articles, PDFs, etc)
- Deloitte’s Tech Trends Report 2017 (Website)
On Artificial Intelligence
- AI Index – 2017 Report (PDF)
- Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World (Article)
- Blockchain explained (a Reuters visual guide) (Article)
- The Mary Meeker Report “Internet Trends 2018” (Slides)
- The No Collar Economy – Exponential Change and the Digital Revolution. (PDF)
On Entrepreneurship & Startups
- Y Combinator’s Startup School (Website)
- The Entrepreneur's Roadmap – From Concept to IPO (PDF)
- Blitzscaling Stanford Course (Website)
- First Round’s State of Startups 2017 Report (Website)
On Quantum Computing
- Quantum Computing Explained (eBook)
The Blog’s I Follow
(The Core Group of Blogs and News Sites I Follow Daily)
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Podcasts I listen to
I listen to a lot of Podcasts, these are the ones which are thematically closest to Exponential Thinking.
- NPR’s Marketplace Tech (Website) — Short daily update on what is happening in the world of technology.
- NPR’s Make Me Smart (Website) — Weekly discussion between NPR’s Molly Wood and Kai Ryssdal about tech, economics and everything in-between.
- Rob Reid’s After On (Website) — Wonderful, unhurried discussions between host Rob Reid and his A-List guests.