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Industrial Experts: your summer 2018 reading list by the BRIDGR team

It’s summer! So at BRIDGR, we decided to share our reading list to keep you inspired and updated on new trends in digital transformation (industry 4.0). This list will also (hopefully) allow you to approach your work, your environment, and your social interactions differently.

In this reading list, you will find studies and books that might be of interest to you organized by area of expertise. If we missed a reading that you believe is mandatory for this summer, feel free to let us know, by commenting or on our Facebook and/or LinkedIn.

Happy reading and great summer to all!

Trends and future of work

Great at work Morten Hansen

1 – Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More – Morten Hansen
After studying over 5000 people for five years, Morten Hansen answers the question: Why are some people better at work than others? His answers can be applied by anyone.
Find it on Amazon 

2 – What’s after, what’s next? The upside of disruption – Megatrends shaping 2018 and beyond
How will technologies reshape the world of tomorrow? A well-designed study by EY (Ernst & Young)
Read it here

3 – The Origins of Happiness: The Science of Well-Being over the Life Course – Andrew Clark and Sarah Flèche
What makes people happy? How would government policy change if well-being were the primary objective?  The authors examine key factors that affect human well-being.
Find it on Amazon 

4- Bad blood – John Carreyrou

John Carreyrou digs deep into Theranos’ history by going even further than the shocking revelations of his investigative reports for The Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2015.
Find it on Amazon

Artificial intelligence

1- Note from AI frontier – insights from hundreds of use cases

Through the results of research conducted by McKinsey, discover the effects that artificial intelligence will have on the business world but also on economies and societies.
Read it on

2- Strategy for the development of the Quebec artificial intelligence ecosystem

The steering committee of the artificial intelligence cluster reviews the place of the Quebec ecosystem in the world and gives its recommendations to ensure its growth and sustainability.
Read it on IA Quebec

Big data

Drowning in data, but starving for insights – Starting the digital supply network journey with legacy systems

A Deloitte insight on how to use information that is already present in companies but that is not used or analyzed.
Read it on

Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution – Klaus Schwab

A fundamental book to understand what the emergence of new technologies will change in our societies, our way of living, working and consuming.
Find it on Amazon


1- Keeping Pace at Scale: The Impact of the Cloud-enabled workplace on Cybersecurity Strategies

Based on their research into cybersecurity challenges and solutions, KPMG and Oracle take stock of the threats facing enterprises as cloud services become more widespread.
Read it on

2- Cybersecurity faces trust  – Philippe Trouchaud (French only)

Philippe Trouchaud, a partner at PwC and advisor to the management of international groups and CAC40 companies, gives in this book his advice on cybersecurity management.
Find it on Amazon


the back of the napkin

1- The Back of the Napkin: Solving problems and selling ideas with pictures – Dan Roam

Because in your daily life as a consultant, you participate to meetings, sessions, and workshops that require you to simply explain complex ideas or processes, this book gives you the tools to do it with graphics and images.
Find it on Amazon

2- HBR’S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials – Harvard business review

In this book, the Harvard School compiles the top 10 articles on management and covers topics such as innovation, strategy, analysis and change management.
Find it on Amazon

3- Key management models: the 60+ models every manager needs to know – Marcel Van Assen, Gerben Van den Berg, Paul Pietersma

Because consulting is focused on solving your clients’ problems, this book covers a range of models, from strategic to operational, for problem-solving, and provides information on how and when to use each of them. 
Find it on Amazon

With this very exhaustive list,  we (everyone at BRIDGR) wish you an excellent summer holiday. We’re still here so don’t hesitate to connect with us by giving us your news, and sharing your latest discoveries in here or on our Linkedin group specialized in Industry 4.0.

Clementine Roy

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