Benefits of Membership


In conjunction with each conference, members receive recently published books, chosen to extend ideas and topics being addressed. This collection forms an impressive library that provides members with additional perspectives on issues covered in the sessions and provokes new thinking.

September: Less is more
The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies (Penguin, May 2018)
By Michael V. Hayden

Click Here to Kill Everybody (Norton, September 2018)
By Bruce Schneier

February: Data Big & Small
Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You (Basic Books, Jan. 2017)
By Andreas Weigend 

April: Hyperconnected
The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World (MIT Press, 2016)
By Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen

September: Risk, Security, & Privacy
The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power (Yale, 2017)
By Joseph Turow

December: Next
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies (Penguin, 2017)
By Geoffrey West

February: Big Understanding
The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World (Basic Books, 2015)
By Pedro Domingos

May: Networks, Sensors & Mobility
Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror (Penguin, 2016)
By Michael V. Hayden

July: Autonomy
Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy (Viking, 2015)
By David A. Mindell

September: Cybersecurity
Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle (Henry Holt, 2014)
By Douglas J. Emlen

December: Next
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future (Viking, June 2016)
By Kevin Kelly

February: Biotech & Beyond
The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists edited by Gary Marcus & Jeremy Freeman

May: Making Stuff
Frugal Innovation: How to do more with less (Economist Books)
by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu

July: Innundata and the fog of IT
Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)
By Christian Rudder

September: Collaboration and the Workplace of the Future
Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism (PublicAffairs, June 2015)
By Robin Chase

December: Next
Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots (Ecco, 2015)
By John Markoff

February: Embracing Blur
Can't Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results by Bob Garfield

April: Connecting the Bots
Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread—The Lessons from a New Science by Alex Pentland

July: European next
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

October: Reprogramming programming

The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths by Mariana Mazzucato

December: Next
How Google Works: The rules for success in the Internet Century by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg, with Alan Eagle

February: Net Futures
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

April: Ginormous systems
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

July: Atoms Matter
Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization by K. Eric Drexler

October: The New Know
Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect by Matthew Lieberman

December: Next
Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing by John E. Kelly III and Steve Hamm

February: Hacking Life
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge

May: revolutions
Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom by Rebecca MacKinnon

July: Futureproofing
Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

October: Understanding Understanding
The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory by Michael S. Malone

December: Next
The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date by Samuel Arbesman

February: Design as strategy
A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of Business
by Hartmut Esslinger
Living with Complexity by Donald Norman

May: Serious Fun
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
by Jane McGonigal

July: Real Time
In-Memory Data Management: An Inflection Point for Enterprise Applications by Hasso Plattner and Alexander Zeier

OCtober: taming complexity
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
by Amory Lovins

December: NextGens Technologies
Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
by Lisa Randall

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto
by Jaron Lanier

May: Cyberinsecurity
Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld
by Jeffrey Carr
Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet
by Joseph Menn

JULY: Matters of Scale
The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise
by Martin Abbott and Michael Fisher
Long Fuse, Big Bang: Achieving Long-Term Success Through Daily Victories by Eric Haseltine

OCtober: The Power of Peer
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
by Clay Shirky
The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done by Peter Miller

December: NextGens Technologies
The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist
by Frederick Brooks

February: Ahead in the Clouds
Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion
by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis

May: Re: Learning
Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement by Ruth Colvin Clark

JULY: Leapfrogging Technologies
The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East
by Kishore Mahbubani

OCtober: More from less
Unbuilding Cities: Obduracy in Urban Sociotechnical Change
by Anique Hommels
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating
by Mark Bittman

December: NextGens Technologies
Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell
The Fourth Paradigm: Data-intensive Scientific Discovery edited by Tony Hey, Kristin Tolle, and Stewart Tansley

February: Smart(er) Data
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Arieley

April: Being everywhere
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky

July: Generation Techs
Generation Blend by Rob Salkowitz

September: All Systems Green
Fuel edited by John Knechtel
World's Greatest Architect
by William Mitchell

December: NextGens Technologies
Closing the Innovation Gap by Judy Estrin

February: Identity & Trust
Identity Crisis: How Identification is Overused and Misunderstood by Jim Harper

May: Global Threats … Global Opportunities
The Strategy Paradox: Why Committing to Success Leads to Failure (and What to Do about It) by Michael Raynor
Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet by Denise Caruso

July: New Form/New Content
Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge

September: The wealth of networks
The Wealth of Networks by Yochai Benkler

December: NextGens Technologies
The Design of Future Things by Donald A. Norman

February: Crossover Technologies
Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever by John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade
Shaping Things by Bruce Sterling

April: Resilience, Risk & Reward
One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China by James McGregor
The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage by Yossi Sheffi

July: China's New Tech Era
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present by Peter Hessler
September: Time, Place & Space
Else/Where: Mapping New Cartographies of Networks and Territories by Janet Abrams and Peter Hall

December: NextGens Technologies
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006, by Brian Greene and Tim Folger
The Change Function, by Pip Coburn

February: All That Data
On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins

April: Future Networks
No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society by Robert O’Harrow

July: Evolving Systems
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman

September: Extreme Interfaces
What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer by John Markoff

December: NextGens Technologies
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil

February: Security and Privacy
Firewalls and Internet Security (Second Edition): Repelling the Wily Hacker by William Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin, and Aviel D. Rubin

April: Powering the Future
The Hype about Hydrogen by Joseph Romm

July: Harnessing Innovation
Uncommon Sense by Peter Cochrane
The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World by Bhaskar Chakravorti

September: The Challenge of Complexity
Sync by Steven Strogatz

December: NextGens Technologies
Digital People by Sidney Perkowitz

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