7 Must Read Books for IT Leaders

In a busy schedule, it is hard to find free time to catch up on some reading. Apart from daily events feeds, an excellent book is required to stay grounded. This is the best time to pick up a book by the IT and business leaders. We present you a list of 7 books that help IT pros to stay proactive; you can go through the books during vacation, traveling, or just when relaxing at home.

This list will surely offers you a great blend of business top with fun reading that will generate ideas and motivate you for future. I have selected these seven from hundreds of great books, but these came on top of my list of must read books in 2014 for IT leaders.

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1. The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

The New Digital Age tells some of the important questions. It shows the way how we approach issues like privacy and security? What’s next? According to the book’s authors, ” The impact of this data revolution will have significant consequences in the physical world.”

2. Tribes by Seth Godin

Tribe gives significant changes: to a group of connected people, to a leader, and to the idea. This book is a must-to-read if you lead a team, or a company. Innovators and leaders can build a movement by like-minded people, excited through a new service, product, or message. Godin writes, ” Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.”

3. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings is a fascinating book of hope and loss, courage and fear, love and betrayal, and  the search for freedom and a voice that’s heard.  two early 19th-century women who speak against slavery will certainly inspire readers.

4. Information Governance: Concept, Strategies, and Best Practices by Robert F. Smallwood

Information Governance: Concept, Strategies, and Best Practices reveals how, and why, the information governance is utilize to monitor, control, and security policies and enforce information access.  It ensures about that the right data is kept at right place for the right amount of time.

5. Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff

With cloud services, there is an enormous scope to reduce IT costs. But, currently the cloud repositories lack information governance and capabilities of  records management. Even when you store your data in the cloud it is important to protect the data. Benioff’s account of the origins of the cloud.

6. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

An  Andalusian shepherd boy, Santiago, travels the world in search of buried treasure. In his journey, he met with a number of people that supported and helped him to find his path. The book is about taking risk and chasing the dream. As in a company or department, taking risk as well as waking for the dreams is the key of success.

7. Age of Context by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

The every aspect of our live is in change virtually with converging technology forces. With forces such as sensors, location-based technology, and mobile, these all impacts on privacy rights and how we manage information? The book answers to the questions and in return ask a few more.