|Why has median income stopped rising in the US? Why is the share of population that is working falling so rapidly? Why are our economy and society are becoming more unequal? In Race Against the Machine Brynjolfsson and McAfee bring together a range of statistics, examples, and arguments to show that technological progress is accelerating, and that this trend has deep consequences for skills, wages, and jobs. The book makes the case that employment prospects are grim for many today not because there’s been technology has stagnated, but instead because we humans and our organizations aren’t keeping up.
Reading review on bizstrategos.com : http://www.bizstrategos.com/2013/09/race-against-the-machine-erik-brynjolfsson-and-andrew-mcafee/
|Martin and Marlies Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice: Tools, Tips, Best Practices, Ready-to-Use Insights (The Enterprise Series)In this book Martin and Marlies gives practical hands on advice on how to actually go about setting up an enterprise architecture function. The gem in this one is their architecture maturity matrix.|
|TOGAF Version 9 (TOGAF Series)|
|David C. Hay Requirements Analysis Architecture: from Business Views to Architecture
two small gems in there, the first on a general project methodology based on Oracles ideas and the second a sweet and short overview on systems thinking based on Stafford Bears ideas.
|Alexander Osterwalder Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
A synthetic and effective way to define an entreprise business model and critical systemic link to be addressed by Enterprise architect
|Paul and Cesare Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities-Driven Strategy
Show how to work to create a capabilities portfolio.
|Chris Potts fruITion: Creating the Ultimate Corporate Strategy for Information Technology|
|Chris Potts RecrEAtion: follow up to fruITion|
|Ross and Weill IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain|
|Ross, Weill, and Robertson Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution
Seminal work for enterprise architecture practise
|Roger Sessions Simple Architectures For Complex Enterprises: Best Practices (PRO-best Practices)
The theories and practical techniques presented in this book really helps to slice and dice in a structured way.
|Tom Graves : best international expert on enterprise architecture
Mapping the whole enterprise and telling its story.
|Jay Heinrichs Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion|