I've been at a retreat the last few days, 20 of us at a gorgeous hotel in Norway nattering about artificial intelligence. Here's a photo of how insanely beautiful Norway is. And here's a list of who was there, plus some more background on the retreat from the organisers.
I collected book recommendations as I've done regularly at conferences. The question I ask is always the same: What 3 books should I read this year? I don't want to hear your best-ever books, nor the books that will make everyone believe you're a super-genius, just... if we were speaking face to face, knowing what you know about me, what are the 3 books you would recommend for me right now? Here's a pic of how the question is posed. Putting it that way gets some cracking suggestions.
Anyway, I've ended up with 40 recommendations from a dozen-plus folks. So here they are. All links go to a physical edition at Amazon UK.
Adrian Zumbrunnen, @azumbrunnen_:
Amber Case, @caseorganic:
Ben Sauer, @bensauer:
Bill Thompson, @billt:
Chris Noessel, @chrisnoessel:
Dan Harvey, @dancharvey:
Dan Hon, @hondanhon:
(I'm tempted to say that recommending a whole series is cheating...)
Josh Clark, @bigmediumjosh:
Karen Kaushanskyn, @kjkausha:
Kate Devlin, @drkatedevlin:
Me, Matt, a.k.a @genmon:
Warren Ellis, @warrenellis:
Recommendation made with no name attached:
Thanks all! Transcription corrections welcome.