11 of the best tech books for summer 2022

you are welcome in long and hot Summer 2022. We hope that workloads lighten a littleThe burden of cases will be COVID-19 start to fallAnd you’ll get a little beach time (or couch time) to keep reading. If you’re into technology, there’s a wide range of new titles to choose from, including new books about the metaverse, the future of mobility, and Silicon Valley’s role in tackling the digital divide.

over here fast companyA selection of the perfect 2022 tech titles for your reading enjoyment this summer.

Building: a funky guide to making things worth making
Written by Tony Fadel, published on May 3, 2022
Tony Fadel was part of the team at General Magic that conceived and created the ’90s prelude to the smartphone. He later led the teams at Apple that created the iPod and iPhone—both of which led to major shifts in the way we entertain ourselves and organize our information. Builds It is a container for the many lessons Fadel has learned about leadership, design, startups, decision-making, mentorship, failure, and success through his more than 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley. He conveys this knowledge through real-life stories of being in the room when some of the most important tech products are being created. Fadel’s great insight may be that you don’t have to reinvent everything from scratch to make something great. Some old-school, tried-and-true principles of collaboration and management can pave the way for the biggest technological breakthroughs. –Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence
Amy P. Ziegart, published on February 1, 2022
Stretching from George Washington and the Revolutionary War to space satellites, Amy Seigart investigates how the development of American espionage is now facing a digital revolution capable of transforming everything we think we know about espionage. According to Siegart, only ordinary citizens, those who can track nuclear threats using Google Earth, can show us how technology has created vast discoveries and so many new enemies. For anyone ready to unveil the dark and rapidly changing state of espionage, Spies, lies and algorithms its yours. –Grace Bono, Editorial Trainee

After Steve: How Apple became a trillion dollar company and lost its soul
Written by Trip Mekhel, published on 3 June 2022
Author Tripp Mickle, a veteran Apple reporter who has broken many stories about the company, takes a closer look at the drastic changes that have taken place at America’s favorite tech company since the death of its founder and spiritual leader Steve Jobs in 2011. after steve It tells the untold story of the rise of COO-turned-CEO Tim Cook, and the fading influence of chief design officer Jony Ive, whom Jobs considered a spiritual relative. Michael has interviewed hundreds of people in and around the company to describe major events from the Cook era, as well as answer the big questions about how Apple can develop new products that change the world as its profits shift away from the iPhone. –Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

The Road to Nowhere: Silicon Valley and the Future of Mobility
Written by Paris Marx, released 5 July 2022
Author Paris Marx takes a critical look at Silicon Valley’s idealistic proposals for the future of transportation. By examining the history of mass commuting in the United States and the various contracts and federal government subsidies granted to the transportation industry, Marx paints a picture of a sector that has become unruly, one that offers highly accurate (if not improbable) solutions that easily ignore the question of access. but more than Ride-sharing service or a underground tunnelWe need to put our energy into improving public transportation, Marx argues, and prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. It’s a scathing read, and one could make you want to buy a bike before a Tesla. –Max Ufberg, senior editor on the faculty

Building a second mind: a proven way to organize your digital life and unleash your creativity
Written by Thiago Forte, published on June 14, 2022
Research has shown that many of us have become permissive About remembering information we may need later, because we know in our mind that Google is always there. Author Tiago Forte, a productivity expert, says we need a new way of thinking about information and technology in order to effectively “manage and simplify” our information. in second brainForte offers a four-step process called CODE — short for Capture, Organize, Distill, and Express — that takes advantage of current technology to help you store your most important ideas and memories in your phone where they can be recalled at any moment. Until memory implants become a thing, mastering the “second brain” in your hip pocket may be our best move. –Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

Thrive under Overload: The Five Forces for Success in the World of Exponential Information
By Ross Dawson, on September 6, 2022

Australian businessman, futurist and author Ross Dawson offers readers practical steps for how we can continue to thrive, given today’s information overload and 24-hour news cycle. Knowing how to survive and navigate this unlimited access to information is key not only to success, but to improving personal well-being, according to Dawson. Providing lessons from leading “information professors”, including Dawson’s clients at Citibank, Google and Microsoft, Thrive on overload It presents the five best ways to manage our world awash with information. Grace Bono, Editorial Trainee

Dignity in the digital age: making technology work for all of us
Written by Ro Khanna, posted on February 1
Congressman Ro Khanna, whose territory includes much of Silicon Valley, faces a unique challenge as a politician. Most members of Congress spend a lot of time working to return the appropriations (“pork”) to their home areas. Khanna has made his case to help more people outside his region harness the wealth-generating power of the technology sector. “[J]The introduction to the book states that since people can transfer to technology, technology can pass to people. dignity It suggests practical ways to address the lingering symptoms of the digital divide, such as poor broadband in rural areas, job automation, and unequal access to technology. MAGA America believes that the “coastal elite” have benefited from the growing technological wealth while the bad side effects have been left to others, such as job automation. Khanna’s ideas may equally spread the wealth of technology, and in doing so begin to calm the simmering political tensions in the country. –Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

All I Need I Get From You: How Fans Created the Internet As We Know It
Written by Kaitlin Tiffany, published on June 14, 2022
In her first book, journalist Kaitlyn Tiffany, a fan of One Direction, Explores How audiences on Twitter, Tumblr, and other internet platforms have shaped what we know about social interactions online. Tiffany hunts down the stereotypes and limitations often assigned to these music fanatics—from fans of The Beatles to One Direction—arguing that we’ve underestimated them for far too long. Stepping back from her role as a participant in the fan subculture, Tiffany asks why female fans took to the internet and how our digital lives have changed since then. –Grace Bono, Editorial Trainee

Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle to Bring Down Netflix
Written by Ded Hayes and Don Chmielfsky, published on April 19, 2022
The television industry has undergone a massive shift from cable television broadcasting to video broadcasting. Old media companies (including Disney) have had to play a difficult game of catching up against the likes of streaming pioneers Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, both of which got a decade’s start. Bing Times It tells the inside story of how Apple, AT&T/WarnerMedia, Comcast/NBCUniversal, and well-funded startup Quibi scramble to create and launch streaming products to compete against Netflix. Hayes and Chmielewski describe how these companies have been forced to repeatedly redesign their streaming products, as well as their organizational and strategic plans to capture their share of the future of broadcasting. –Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

The Law of Power: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future
Written by Sebastian Malabe, published on February 1, 2022
Author Sebastian Mallaby has made his career history by chronicling different aspects of how finance worked, and in force lawHe turns his attention to what he believes is the essential role that venture capitalists have played in the innovation economy. Malaby’s book is most compelling—even to the most ardent follower of venture capital finance—as it chronicles the financial innovations now given to fundraising for start-ups: employee stock options, funding rounds, stock growth, founder oversight, and more. For those who aren’t beginning with Silicon Valley history, the VC-eye view of the early days of Atari, Cisco, Apple, Google, and other famous names adds fizz and surprise. Malaby can be awkward in his thesis presentation, veering into terrain that would suggest that money men deserve more credit than the creative people who had the company’s ideas in the first place. However, in the process, he’s probably revealing more than he realizes about the aggressive nature of venture capital. In these times when every ‘allocator of capital’ has issued dire warnings to their portfolio companies and have been wanting their dry powder, the unintended takeaway that venture capitalists will eventually do whatever they need to do to save their investment are the ones that add A little extra element of flair for this victor who was otherwise wandering through Silicon Valley history. —David Lidsky, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Metaverse and how it will revolutionize everything
Written by Matthew Ball, released July 19, 2022
Capital theorist and venture capitalist Matthew Ball had been spinning about the “metaverse” long before the concept suddenly became, in 2021, the subject of endless press articles and before Facebook chose the term, even going so far as to rename the company afterwards. Ball has been outlining what could be the metaverse, from technical implications to human consequences, in a series of influential articles going back years. He’s gathering all his thoughts on this matter together metaverse, exploring the technologies involved – including the hacks that will be needed to fully realize them – governance challenges, as well as the roles of Web3, blockchain, and NFTs. Paul predicts that the metaverse will eventually absorb the Internet, in which case things like social networking and searching for content on small screens won’t happen but will. surround Us via the magic of AR and VR. –Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer