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Top 100 List

  1. The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder (1981)
  2. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (2018)
  3. Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity by Daron Acemoglu (2023)
  4. You Look Like a Thing and I Love You by Janelle Shane (2019)
  5. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance (2015)
  6. The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first Century's Greatest Dilemma by Mustafa Suleyman (2023)
  7. Your Face Belongs to Us: The Secretive Startup Dismantling Your Privacy by Kashmir Hill (2023)
  8. Against Technoableism: Rethinking Who Needs Improvement by Ashley Shew (2023)
  9. Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson (2023)
  10. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff (2018)
  11. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2011)
  12. The Innovators by Walter Isaacson (2014)
  13. Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech by Brian Merchant (2023)
  14. The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O'Mara (2019)
  15. The Age of AI: And Our Human Future by Henry Kissinger (2021)
  16. Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube's Chaotic Rise to World Domination by Mark Bergen (2022)
  17. Broad Band by Claire L. Evans (2018)
  18. Technopoly by Neil Postman (1992)
  19. Samsung Rising: The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant That Set Out to Beat Apple and Conquer Tech by Geoffrey Cain (2020)
  20. Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark (2017)
  21. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson (2014)
  22. No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier (2020)
  23. Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller (2022)
  24. Doppelganger by Naomi Klein (2023)
  25. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier (2017)
  26. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal (2013)
  27. Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators by Susanne Tedrick (2020)
  28. Chaos Monkeys by Antonio García Martínez (2016)
  29. More Than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech by Meredith Broussard (2023)
  30. Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World by Dan Breznitz (2021)
  31. Brotopia by Emily Chang (2018)
  32. Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines by Joy Buolamwini (2023)
  33. The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly (2016)
  34. Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future (2008)
  35. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Anthony D. Williams (2006)
  36. The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation by Antoine van Agtmael (2016)
  37. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky (2008)
  38. Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation by John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley (2019)
  39. Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman (2016)
  40. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson (2006)
  41. MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World by Don Tapscott (2010)
  42. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis (2012)
  43. A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond by Daniel Susskind (2020)
  44. Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy by Jonathan Taplin (2017)
  45. If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore (2020)
  46. The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future by Vivek Wadhwa (2017)
  47. The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society by Azeem Azhar (2021)
  48. I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (2023)
  49. Computing and Technology Ethics: Engaging Through Science Fiction by Judith Goldsmith (2023)
  50. An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel (2021)
  51. In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy (2011)

The Soul of a New Machine

  • Author: Tracy Kidder, 1981
  • Focus: Chronicles the development of a new computer at Data General Corporation and explores the culture of computer engineering.
  • Tagline: "Inside the World of Computer Engineering"
  • Description: A classic tale of innovation, capturing the intense human and technical effort required to build a new computer.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

  • Author: John Carreyrou, 2018
  • Focus: Investigates the rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup led by Elizabeth Holmes.
  • Tagline: "The Dark Side of Silicon Valley Innovation"
  • Description: An investigative masterpiece uncovering the massive fraud behind one of Silicon Valley's most celebrated companies.

Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity

  • Author: Daron Acemoglu, 2023
  • Focus: Explores the relationship between technology, power, and economic prosperity throughout history.
  • Tagline: "Decoding the Nexus of Technology and Prosperity"
  • Description: A deep dive into how technology has shaped economic outcomes and societal structures over the millennia.

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

  • Author: Janelle Shane, 2019
  • Focus: Uses humor and clear explanations to demystify AI and machine learning.
  • Tagline: "AI and Machine Learning Demystified"
  • Description: A light-hearted yet informative look at the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence.

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

  • Author: Ashlee Vance, 2015
  • Focus: Biography of Elon Musk, highlighting his role in founding companies like SpaceX, Tesla, and PayPal.
  • Tagline: "Inside the Mind of a Tech Visionary"
  • Description: Chronicles the life and times of one of the most influential tech entrepreneurs of the 21st century.

The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first Century's Greatest Dilemma

  • Author: Mustafa Suleyman, 2023
  • Focus: Examines the ethical and societal challenges posed by advancing technologies.
  • Tagline: "Navigating the Ethical Waters of Tech Innovation"
  • Description: Insightful exploration of how technology's rapid evolution poses both opportunities and dilemmas for society.

Your Face Belongs to Us: The Secretive Startup Dismantling Your Privacy

  • Author: Kashmir Hill, 2023
  • Focus: Investigates the impact of facial recognition technology on privacy.
  • Tagline: "The Battle for Privacy in the Age of Surveillance"
  • Description: An exposé on the privacy implications of facial recognition technology and its widespread use.

Against Technoableism: Rethinking Who Needs Improvement

  • Author: Ashley Shew, 2023
  • Focus: Challenges the notion of technological "improvement" through the lens of disability and ableism.
  • Tagline: "Challenging the Paradigms of Progress"
  • Description: A critical look at the assumptions underpinning tech development and its impact on disabled communities.

Elon Musk

  • Author: Walter Isaacson, 2023
  • Focus: Another in-depth look into the life and achievements of Elon Musk, emphasizing his contributions to technology and space.
  • Tagline: "A New Perspective on a Tech Titan"
  • Description: Isaacson offers a fresh and comprehensive biography of Musk, exploring the complexities of his visionary pursuits.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

  • Author: Shoshana Zuboff, 2018
  • Focus: Analyzes the rise of surveillance capitalism and its implications for individual freedom and society.
  • Tagline: "Unveiling the New Market Reality"
  • Description: A groundbreaking exploration of how our personal data is being commodified by tech giants and the consequences for democracy.

Steve Jobs

  • Author: Walter Isaacson, 2011
  • Focus: The definitive biography of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs.
  • Tagline: "Visionary. Inventor. Genius."
  • Description: Isaacson's biography offers an unparalleled look at the life of the tech mogul who changed the world with devices like the iPhone and the MacBook.

The Innovators

  • Author: Walter Isaacson, 2014
  • Focus: Traces the history of the digital revolution and the people who made it happen.
  • Tagline: "Pioneers of the Digital Age"
  • Description: An exploration of the collaborations that led to the most significant innovations in digital technology.

Blood in the Machine

  • Author: Brian Merchant, 2023
  • Focus: Examines the role of technology in society and its potential to incite rebellion.
  • Tagline: "Tech's Tumultuous Impact on Society"
  • Description: Merchant delves into the dark side of tech innovation and its unsettling effects on the modern world.

The Code

  • Author: Margaret O'Mara, 2019
  • Focus: Chronicles the rise of Silicon Valley and the tech industry.
  • Tagline: "Silicon Valley's Untold Story"
  • Description: A comprehensive history of how Silicon Valley became the epicenter of technological innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Age of AI

  • Author: Henry Kissinger, 2021
  • Focus: An examination of artificial intelligence and its implications for humanity's future.
  • Tagline: "Defining Humanity’s AI Journey"
  • Description: A thought-provoking discussion on how AI challenges our understanding of intelligence, consciousness, and the self.

Like, Comment, Subscribe

  • Author: Mark Bergen, 2022
  • Focus: Inside YouTube's rise and its impact on culture and media.
  • Tagline: "Unraveling YouTube’s Dominance"
  • Description: Bergen offers an inside look at YouTube's chaotic rise to become one of the most influential platforms in the world.

Broad Band

  • Author: Claire L. Evans, 2018
  • Focus: Highlights the untold stories of women who pioneered the internet.
  • Tagline: "The Women Who Built the Net"
  • Description: An inspiring recount of the women whose contributions have shaped the internet as we know it today.


  • Author: Neil Postman, 1992
  • Focus: Critiques the dominance of technology in society.
  • Tagline: "Questioning Our Technological Enslavement"
  • Description: Postman's seminal work urges us to question the consequences of living in a culture dominated by technology.

Samsung Rising

  • Author: Geoffrey Cain, 2020
  • Focus: The inside story of Samsung's quest to outsmart Apple.
  • Tagline: "The Tech Giant’s Global Ambition"
  • Description: A riveting account of Samsung's rise from a modest noodle business to a global tech powerhouse.

Life 3.0

  • Author: Max Tegmark, 2017
  • Focus: Discusses the future of artificial intelligence and its impact on human life.
  • Tagline: "AI and Our Shared Future"
  • Description: Tegmark explores potential futures shaped by AI and offers insights into how we can steer technology to benefit humanity.