Gary's Book Club: Darrell Issa, Watchdog
In "Watchdog: The Real Stories Behind the Headlines from the Congressman Who Exposed Washington's Biggest Scandals," Congressman Darrell Issa reveals some of the worst of Washington.
Gary's Book Club: Frank Aycock, 21st Century Television
"21st Century Television: The Players, The Viewers, The Money" is about the future of television — where it’s heading and how it’s changing.
Gary's Book Club: Amy Webb, The Signals Are Talking
"The Signals Are Talking: Why Today's Fringe Is Tomorrow's Mainstream" reveals a systemic way of evaluating new ideas bubbling up on the horizon — distinguishing what is a real trend from the merely trendy.
Gary's Book Club: Michael Smith - Streaming, Sharing, Stealing
Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries — and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries.
Gary's Book Club: Seth Shapiro, Television: Volume 1
"TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World's Most Powerful Medium: Volume 1" is the definitive story of the birth and rise of television.
Gary's Book Club: Dan Ackerman, The Tetris Effect
How did a Soviet programmer create a product which has now earned nearly $1 billion in sales? Alexey Pajitnov had a love for pentominoes and became obsessed with turning it into a computer game.
Gary's Book Club: Rohit Bhargava, Non-Obvious
In "Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future," Bhargava shares new research into 15 trends in marketing, economics, culture, media and technology.
Gary's Book Club: Brett King, Augmented
"Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane" is a story about how you will live your life in a world that will change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 250 years.
Gary's Book Club: Jason Kelly, Sweat Equity
"Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body" chronicles the creation and expansion of a new ecosystem of companies aiming to satisfy the growing interest in health and wellness.
Gary's Book Club: John Johnson, EVERYDATA
"EVERYDATA: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day" explains how to understand all the "little data" you see each day from newspaper headlines to weather forecasts.
Gary's Book Club: Rick Smith, The Great Disruption
"The Great Disruption: Competing and Surviving in the Second Wave of the Industrial Revolution" reveals how 3D printing manufacturing will transform the world in the same way that Henry Ford's Model T upended transportation.