From Bill Gates to Buzzfeed, there is no shortage of summer reading lists. But that’s not going to stop us from joining the fun and sharing a few suggestions of our own. In addition to being thinkers and innovators, Odin team members also enjoy thought-provoking books every now and then.
Besides, who doesn’t love getting lost in a good book, when promises of “just one more chapter” turn into a night lost to turning pages?
Here are a few of our recommendations for reading about cloud computing, business, and how to make the most of both:
- The Big Switch: Rewiring the World from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr: Hailed as the “definitive guide to the cloud computing revolution,” this book takes a no-nonsense approach to what’s actually happening in the industry and how it’ll play out in the real world.
- Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing and Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things, both by Joe Weinman: A good crash course into the world of cloud computing, these books focus on the revenue potential of the cloud, and how the future of cloud services will be about information excellence, solution leadership, collective intimacy, and accelerated innovation.
- B4B by J.B. Wood, Todd Hewlin, and Thomas Lah: An interesting look at the progression of the B2B business model, this book shows that traditional support offerings must transform to meet customer expectations by focusing on overall business outcomes – not just simply resolving individual technical issues.
On the Odin Bookshelf
If you’re looking for something more challenging than standard beach reads but not in the mood for business books, Odin CEO Birger Steen recommends a few of his favorites:
- Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- On China by Henry Kissinger
- Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
- The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
Which books are we missing? Share your own recommendations by leaving a comment on this post, and you might see your suggestion on our next list.