With self-isolation, quarantine and working from home now an everyday reality, it can be challenging to stay motivated as we adapt to this "new normal". Now that you may have some free time on your hands (and have already watched all of our top AI content picks last week), we thought you would like some recommendations for your next great read. So here's a reading list of our top picks to get you inspired this month. Enjoy!
#1 Girl Decoded, by Dr. Rana el Kaliouby
In her memoir, Affectiva Co-Founder and CEO depicts her quest to reclaim our humanity by bringing emotional intelligence to technology.
#2 Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe, by Richard Yonck
A deep dive into the many ways our world is becoming intelligent and how this will impact our businesses, our lives, and our planet in the years ahead.
#3 The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity, by Amy Webb
A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.
#4 Brave, Not Perfect, by Reshma Saujani
Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from around the country, Saujani shares an array of powerful insights to make bravery a lifelong habit and enable us to be the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life.
#5 The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
The Co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work and personal lives in this New York Times bestseller.
#6 Give and Take, by Adam Grant
This read highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. Learn an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.
#7 The Inevitable, by Kevin Kelly
From one of the leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives.
#8 The Future Is Faster Than You Think, by Peter Diamandis
In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole.
#9 Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert
Using cutting-edge research, much of it original, Gilbert shakes, cajoles, persuades, tricks, and jokes us into accepting the fact that happiness is not really what or where we thought it was.
#10 The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
This is the book that explains the new age we’re quickly heading into and shows why we should be optimistic about it, yet also discusses the challenges it will bring.
#11 Life 3.0, by Max Tegmark
Taking us to the heart of the latest thinking about AI, Max Tegmark, the MIT professor whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial, separates myths from reality, utopias from dystopias, to explore the next phase of our existence.
#12 The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday shows how some of the most successful people in history have applied stoicism to overcome difficult situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.