Next look ahead – MIT Press, spring 2022

Today, MIT Press. As ever, there are several intriguing technology titles that caught my eye, but to start with the business and economics, I spotted There’s Nothing Micro About a Billion Women: Making Finance Work for Women by Mary Ellen Iskenderian, The Digital Multinational by Satish Nambisan and Yadong Luo, Work Without Jobs: How to reboot your onrganization’s operating system by Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau, and Buy Now: How Amazon Branded Convenience and Normalized Monopoly by Emily West. Also – beacuse the author Nate Hilger waved to me on Twitter – The Parent Trap: How to Stop Overloading Parents and FIx Our Inequality Crisis.

Also Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don’t Want to Know by the astoundingly prolific Cass Sunstein; and what economist could resist peeking at Doing Economics: What you Should Have Learned in Grad School but Didn’t by Marc Bellmare? Just in case.

And among the tech and innovation books, my eye was caught by Born in Cambridge: 400 years of ideas and innovators by Karen Weintraub and Michael Kuchta, a history of innovation in Cambridge MA, around Harvard and MIT;  Machines Like Us: Towards AI with common sense by Ronald Brachman & Hector Levesque; and also Terra Forma: A Book of Speculative Maps by Frederique Ait-Touati, Alexandra Arenes and Axelle Gregoire – most intriguing: “The maps are “living maps,” always under construction, spaces where stories and situations unfold. They may map the Earth’s underside rather than its surface, suggest turning the layers of the Earth inside out, link the biological physiology of living inhabitants and the physiology of the land, or trace a journey oriented not by the Euclidean space of GPS but by points of life. These speculative visualizations can constitute the foundation for a new kind of atlas.”

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