Disruptor Foundation Recommended Reading



Books of the Year

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg (2013)

Craig and Sheryl

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen (2013)


The Charles McKay Prize

The Great Deformation – David Stockman (2013)

Notable Books

The Shield of Achilles
by Phillip Bobbitt (2007)

Invisible Armies
by Max Boot (2013)

Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde
by Rebecca Dana (2013)

Popular Culture and High Culture: An Analysis and Evaluation of Taste
by Herbert Gans (1999)

The Interpretation of Cultures
by Clifford Geertz (1973)

The Icarus Deception
by Seth Godin (2012)

Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth
by Peter Henry (2013)

The Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America
by Robert Hughes (1999)

The Cult of the Amateur
by Andrew Keen (2008)

Born to Rise
by Deborah Kenny (2012)

An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris
by Stephanie La Cava (2012)

by Steven Rattner (2010)

The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communication
by Paul Starr (2005)

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage (2010)

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham (2010)


Book of the Year

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; first edition; October 25, 2011)

Honorable Mention

MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams (2010)

Notable Books

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
by Candice Millard (2011)

The Change Function: Why Some Technologies Take Off and Others Crash and Burn
by Pip Coburn (2006)

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson (2011)

The Sputnik Challenge
by Robert Divine (1993)

USA Inc.: A Basic Summary of America’s Financial Statements
by Mary Meeker (2011)

The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University
by Louis Menand (2010)

Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir
by Doron Weber (2012)

by Grant McCracken (2012)

Reverse Innovation
by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble (2012)

The Creative Destruction of Medicine
by Eric Topal (2012)

What Disruptive Thinking Is and Why You Should Be Doing It
by Luke Williams (2010)

Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc
by Arthur I. Miller (2002)

Best Periodical

Lapham’s Quarterly


Book of the Year

The Social Animal
David Brooks (2011)

Dead Men Talking

The Theory of Moral Sentiments
by Adam Smith

The Jefferson Bible
by Thomas Jefferson (Applewood Books)

Notable Books

The Information
by James Gleick

The Wealth of Networks
by Yochai Benkler

by Robert McCrum

Internet Architecture and Innovation
by Barbara van Schewick

Start-Up Nation: The Story of Isreal’s Economic Miracle
by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

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