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Reading List.

Personal Growth and Leadership

"Find Your Why" by Simon Sinek


"Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" by Daniel H. Pink


"Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" by Brené Brown


Expanding the Self

"Songlines" by Bruce Chatwin: A narrative that delves into the significance of the Aboriginal 'Dreaming-tracks', also known as 'Songlines', pathways that mark the journeys of ancestral spirits.

"Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life" by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles



Understanding Power Dynamics


"Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics" by Joseph S. Nye Jr.


"Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don't" by Jeffrey Pfeffer


The Challenges and Opportunities of the Future

"AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order" by Kai-Fu Lee

"Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction" by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan M. Gardner

"Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" by Max Tegmark

"Solve for Happy" by Mo Gawdat

"The Future of the Mind" by Michio Kaku

"Technology vs. Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine" by Gerd Leonhard


Cyborg Theory and Technology's Role in Identity


"A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century" by Donna Haraway


The Convergence of Major Global Trends

"The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" by David Wallace-Wells (for climate change insights)

"The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment" by Martin Ford (on AI and automation)



Evolution of Language and Technology

"The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood" by James Gleick


"Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology" by Neil Postman


"How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler" by Ryan North



Technocratic Utopias and Ethical Considerations

"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies" by Nick Bostrom

Works by Peter Singer, especially on ethics, like "Practical Ethics" or "The Ethics of What We Eat."



The Future of Work and a World Without Traditional Employment

"A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond" by Daniel Susskind

Susskind tackles the imminent transition we face due to technological advancements that threaten many traditional jobs. He doesn't limit his exploration to the immediate loss of jobs but delves deeper into the challenges that a lack of employment can pose to societal structures, such as the distribution of wealth and the way we find meaning and identity in our lives.

"The End of Work: Why Your Passion Can Become Your Job" by John Tamny*

This book offers a perspective on how technology and automation, rather than destroying jobs, can potentially free us to pursue more creative and passion-driven pursuits.

"The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century" by Ryan Avent*

Avent delves into the socioeconomic transformations brought by technological advancements, discussing how wealth might be generated and distributed in a world with fewer traditional jobs.


"Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future" by Martin Ford*

As mentioned earlier, Ford gives a comprehensive look at how automation and AI threaten to render many traditional jobs obsolete and discusses the broader implications for the economy and society.


"Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World" by Rutger Bregman*

Bregman explores bold ideas for reimagining the future, including the Universal Basic Income (UBI), a potential solution to the challenges of a world with significantly reduced traditional employment.


"Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work" by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams*

This text presents a radical argument for technological advancements to benefit all of society, calling for an end to the work ethic and proposing a world where leisure and abundance replace labor.

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