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Thursday, December 29, 2022

What did CIOs Read in 2022?

Inspired by the WSJ article, here.  Paywall.

Patton said it best, "...I read your book!"

Relevance, shared experience, and trust are currencies of the Post-Fear-of-Covid Age so knowing what your prospects view as important enough to spend time-consuming is a step in identifying with prospects and improving your worldly knowledge.

Here is a list of books that were recommended by chief information officers (CIOs) in 2022. 

The books cover a wide range of topics, including machine intelligence, leadership, innovation, humanizing technology, the development of a Covid vaccine, thought processes, climate change, stress management, women in leadership roles, inspiring teams, talent recruitment and retention, the economics of data and digital transformation, sleep, and palmistry. 

Chris Bedi, chief digital information officer, ServiceNow Inc.

The Mathematical Corporation: Where Machine Intelligence and Human Ingenuity Achieve the Impossible

Josh Sullivan and Angela Zutavern (2017)
“This is a great read for CIOs looking to learn more about making AI or machine learning a reality in the enterprise.”

Monica Caldas, deputy chief information officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Adam Grant (2021)

“It highlights the need to continuously take in new information and iterate your thinking.”

 Ron Guerrier, chief information officer, HP Inc. 

The Inspirational Leader: Inspire Your Team To Believe In The Impossible 

Gifford Thomas (2019)

“This book provided valuable insights on how to inspire teams and those we are privileged to serve.”

Kathryn Guarini, chief information officer, IBM Corp.

When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them

Julia Boorstin (2022)

“What resonated with me in this book are the good and inspiring stories of women who have succeeded in leadership roles.”

Fahim Siddiqui, chief information officer, Home Depot Inc.

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein (2021)

“This book helped me to become more aware and more critical of my own decision-making process and also of how I evaluate information to help get to the best possible decisions. When we are the most introspective, we are possibly at our most creative.”


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