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CIO - Books to read

Simon J. Mulcahy
The list author says: "Essential books for CIOs as they look at Cloud Computing"
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
"Nicholas Carr, ex Head of Harvard Business Review and author of rather misunderstood "IT does not matter" describes the cloud computing revolution very, very well in a 2 Part book: (i) The Internet is following the same developmental path as electric power did 100 years ago. (ii) The economic, social and other issues associated with the Internet becoming the platform and marketplace for commerce."
The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion
The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion
"John Hagel and JSB have written another excellent book exploring the paradigm shift in business brought about by innovations in communication technology.  This explores how we have moved from a 'push' world to one of 'pull'.  Clear and factual."
Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry
Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry
"Mark Benioff explains how salesforce.com grew from a start-up in a rented apartment into the world's fastest growing software company in less than a decade."
Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges
Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges
"Andrew McAfee, Harvard Professor and one of the most insightful on the future of business explains Enterprise 2.0 in the context of case studies and examples with key concepts from economics, sociology, computer science, consumer psychology, and management studies."
Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead
Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead
"Charlene Li, ex Forrester guru and Social Media expert explores how to lead in the new open world-where blogging, twittering, facebooking, and digging are becoming the norm."
We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production
We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production
"Creative insights into how collaboration is driving business practices.  By the author of Pro-Am Revolution"
Democratizing Innovation
Democratizing Innovation
"Eric von Hippel (MIT Professor) argues that manufacturers should redesign their innovation processes and that they should systematically seek out innovations developed by users.  This book has become a corner stone of open-system thinking."
Googled: The End of the World As We Know It
Googled: The End of the World As We Know It
"Ken tell the story of how Google formed and crashed into traditional media businesses-from newspapers to books, to television, to movies, to telephones, to advertising, to Microsoft. With unprecedented access to Google's founders and executives, as well as to those in media who are struggling to keep their heads above water, Auletta reveals how the industry is being disrupted and redefined."
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
"Written with the full cooperation of founder Mark Zuckerberg, the book follows the company from its genesis to the present. David is at his best discussing the social implications of the site, from the changing notions of privacy to why and how people use Facebook."