Forum reading

I’ve been attending the OECD Forum this week, and as ever have met many interesting people. I always note at a conference the books people are talking about, as it can be zeitgeisty. So here are the ones I picked up this time.

Cesar Hidalgo – himself author of the fascinating

– highly recommended
by Dan Lyons.

[amazon_image id=”0141978023″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”B01CV0WC7U” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Start-up Bubble[/amazon_image]

I met two authors talking about their books, Philippe Legrain on

. And Pedro Domingos, author of
. Quote of the Forum came from the latter: “Algorithms are only human.”

[amazon_image id=”1782924809″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0241004543″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World[/amazon_image]

One session was shaped around a book by Peter Diamandis,

. Not so sure I’ll read this one as I wasn’t crazy about his previous one,
. Too breathless for someone nerdy like me. But I know many people liked it.

[amazon_image id=”1501105248″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World[/amazon_image]

There were some ‘Meet the Author’ sessions I didn’t get to, including Paul Mason on his

and Brooke Harrington on