Smarter with Gartner: Reading list

The book recommendations from Gartner experts were originally posted in January 2021 but is relevant to repeat in light of slower days in July/August in many parts of the world. The list of books for business leaders come with recommendations by several distinguished Gartner analysts.


On the list of 10 Must-Read Business Books for 2021, we have singled out two to bring with us on our vacation days during July/August.


1. The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? by Michael Sandel

"Published in August 2020, this book also examines meritocracy in light of the pandemic and is well-suited for leaders looking to increase their understanding of the role of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace."


Recommended by Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner.


2. The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation by Carl Benedikt Frey

"From the Industrial Revolution to the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), this book explores technological progress through the years and its effect on the distribution of economic and political power."


Recommended by Rajesh Kandaswamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner.