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You're reading: Digital Tonto: Summer reading list – blasts from the past

It’s also a good time to catch up on some reading, but before you go and waste good time and money on some jackass of the hour making the rounds of the talk show circuit, think again.

You might be better off reading something that has stood the test of time. There are many great books, full of wisdom and available in paperback (always a plus in these trying times). So here’s a list of edifying, yet thoroughly enjoyable reads that are a decade old or more.

CEO memoirs are always hit and miss (and usually more miss). A chief executive’s ego often lends itself more towards self-aggrandization than to the introspection required for good writing. However, Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance about Lou Gerster’s turnaround of IBM and Only the Paranoid Survive by Intel’s Andy Grove are both excellent and instructive.

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