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The best business books of 2014 for CIOs

The best business books of 2014 for CIOs

by Kenny MacIver, published on I-CIO

12-18-2014

With themes of digital disruption, business transformation, the CIO’s evolving role and more, we pick the books that were essential reading for IT leaders in 2014.

From the unstoppable, disruptive power of digital technology to the rise of the Internet of Things, big data, cloud and wearable devices, the megatrends of 2014 were put into context in the best technology and business books of 2014. We identify the ones that stand out as essential reading for CIOs, with all of them underscoring how the momentous changes underway across business and society are reshaping the role of the CIO as a leader of digitally defined business transformation.

The Second Machine Age
Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

Confessions of a Successful CIO
How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business Challenges
Dan Roberts and Brian Watson

Implementing World Class IT Strategy
How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation
Peter High

The Strategic CIO
Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise
Philip Weinzimer

The Key
How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems
Lynda Gratton

Staying the Course as a CIO
How to Overcome the Trials and Challenges of IT Leadership
Jonathan Mitchell

The Innovator’s Method
Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization
Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer

IT Business Partnerships — A Field Guide
Paving the Way for Business and Technology Convergence
Joseph Topinka

The Innovators

How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Walter Isaacson

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