Best Books on Technology from 2022
A list of the best books on technology I read in 2022, a note to subscribers and an apology.
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Top tech books of 2022
This year I had to choose what to read because we had another addition to the family and I consumed most of it as audiobooks anyway.
These 6 books related to technology are really great and will be relevant for several more years.
Chip War (Chris Miller): An excellent book about the chip war with a lot of historical stories and interesting facts. Amazon, Book Depository
The Metaverse (Matthew Ball): A book that looks at individual aspects of the metaverse, what precedes it, how individual tech companies are preparing for this future and also explains how to understand the metaverse. Amazon, Book Depository
After Steve (Tripp Mickle): A technology reporter for the New York Times approaches the decade of the world's most valuable company after the death of its founder. Amazon, Book Depository
Like, Comment, Subscribe (Mark Bergen): Bloomberg's technology journalist described the history of YouTube. Amazon, Book Depository
Build (Tony Fadell): The author of the book is the creator of the iPod and after leaving Apple founded Nest, which was bought by Google. He describes his experiences in large technology companies and in the startup world. Amazon, Book Depository
Converted (Neil Hoyne): The author works at Google as Chief Measurement Strategist. In the book, he gives advice and writes about experiences that he has gained over the years of helping companies convert customers. Amazon, Book Depository
Best books in 2022 on technology by others
Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology (Chris Miller)
The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Art of Disruption (Sebastian Mallaby)
Freedom to Think: The Long Struggle to Liberate Our Minds (Susie Alegre)
Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy (David J Chalmers)
The History of the Computer (Rachel Ignotofsky)
The FT also published the best business books of 2022, which I think has some books that could have been on the technology list.
The Wired published 17 Great Tech Books to Gift (or Keep for Yourself) which don’t have many books that came out in 2022, but it’s good inspiration.
And here are the best books that TechCrunch read this year. Again, not many were published in 2022 are on the list here.
In June, Fast Company published 11 of the best technology books for summer 2022, I haven’t seen a winter edition come out yet.
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