The Glass Cage. Automation and Us.     By Nicholas Carr    Diving deep on the history of automation and its implications, Carr traces profound and thought provoking observations and asks important questions about the role of technology vs the role of humans. The highlights of the book are the vivid examples of technology-centered automation and human-centered automation compared.    
   The Shallows – What the Internet is doing to our brains     By Nicholas Carr    Drawing from the history of intellectual technologies and the latest findings in neuroscience, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the net’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published.    ★★★★  ★
   Technopoly – The Surrender of Culture to Technology  ↗    By Neil Postman    The next time that you're lost in cyberspace, wondering if all of this information has made us wiser, kinder, happier, pick up Postman's book. It's a healthy defense against the blather about computer technology we hear everyday.    ★★★★  ★
   The Disappearance of Childhood     By Neil Postman    Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman, author of   Technopoly  , suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into poprular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds.    Informative, alarming, and aphorisitc,   The Disappearance of Childhood   is a triumph of history and prophecy.
   How to Watch TV News  ↗    By Neil Postman    An eye-opening exposé of the calculated programming, the viewer manipulation, and the huge business behind TV news networks, with the intent of showing readers how to interpret what they hear and see TV. Profoundly relevant for the Internet era, as many of the most fundamental paradigms carry on to our connected media culture, except they're now orders of magnitude exacerbated .    ★★★★  ★
  The Shape of Design    By Frank Chimero   An excellent and profoundly insightful book . I’ve got so many insights from it already. The first chapter got me uttering “wow, that’s it” uncountable times per minute.  Can’t wait to get the full picture.
  Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind     By Various Authors   A collection of essays and articles on time management and a balanced professional and personal life.  It's one of those books you want to keep around to consult now and again.
  A Less Boring History of the World    By Dave Rear   A hilarious, witty, sarcastic, clever and insightful account of our planet’s history, from the Big Bang to the rise of humanity to the chaos of our recent history.  Fully peppered with the sophisticated acid taste of British humor.
   The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses     By Eric Ries   The book that galvanized the trend of "failing forward" and the "MVP – Minimum Viable Product".  A great look into the Silicon Valley's innovation culture and ethos.
   Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products     By Nir Eyal   Drawing on the latest studies and discoveries about the formation of habits, the author explains the mechanisms of creating products that shape habits not only on a personal but also on a cultural level.  Excellent examples of very familiar brands and how they craft consumer habits to their advantage.
   Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Product    s   ↗   By Leander Kahney   Detailed portrait of the English Design School student who became the most acclaimed tech designer of his generation.  Great insights on the design culture established at Apple.
   The Internet Is Not The Answer  ↗   by Andrew Keen   The author is famous for his pessimistic, sober and somber view of the Internet revolution. He is right in many aspects. In others not so much. All while waiting a vivid, crystal clear historical picture of the web and its profound implications to our society. Whether you agree with the author or not, it's a great read.  ★★★★☆
  The Power of Habit    By Charles Duhigg   “Few books become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”— Financial Times   ★★★★★
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