ITIF Unveils 2014 Summer Innovation Reading List

June 9, 2014

William Dube

WASHINGTON - (June 9, 2014). In an effort to assist summer readers in getting the "best bang for their tech policy buck," the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is unveiling its annual Innovation and Tech Policy Reading List.

It provides short reviews of the most notable innovation books released over the last year and includes the top reads in innovation-related business, science and R&D, and IT. To also save readers time and money, the list also includes books ITIF does not recommend.
"Each year it seems more and more books are published on innovation and technology policy and wading through which is worth reading can be a chore," notes Robert Atkinson, President of ITIF. "Our summer reading list provides an accessible overview of the major works to help readers in making the best choices."

Recommended titles include: Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes; Open Data Now: The Secret to Hot Startups, Smart Investing, Savvy Marketing, and Fast Innovation by Joel Gurin and Just Say Yes: What I've Learned About Life, Luck, and the Pursuit of Opportunity by Bernard Schwartz. Books on the not recommended list include The Pirate Organization: Lessons from the Fringes of Capitalism by Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne, and The Myth of America's Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False Prophecies by Josef Joffe.

"Innovation policy is incredibly important to spurring economic growth and quality of life," Atkinson adds. "By promoting the analysis and scholarship that best informs the issues and debates we hope to assist in producing better policies and a more informed public."

Read the complete list.


The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues. Learn more at

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