It’s always interesting to hear what books people refer to at a conference. At the end of last week I attended one with people in the UK and French business and policy worlds. These were the titles I noted being mentioned:
Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
WTF by Robert Peston
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Homo Deus by Noal Yuval Harari
Les trentes glorieuses by Jean Fourastié
Devil’s Bargain by Joshua Green
This week I’m going (for the 2nd time – the 1st was in 2001) to the World Economic Forum in Davos – feeling a bit like one of the entertainers on board a cruise liner, as I’ll be talking about measuring the economy. I’ll report back on the reading materials of the global elite. I’ll miss Donald Trump’s speech on Friday but doubt he’ll be citing many books, so that’s ok.