Recommended Reading

Farstuff is a great resource for interviews with the greatest talents shaping IoT today, but if you want to get even more in-depth on any number of facets of IoT these are some of our favorite reads.

Learning from the Leaders

Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World’s Leading Internet of Things Strategies by John Rossman


The Amazon Way on IoT is for business people who want to learn cases, key concepts, technologies and tools to help develop, explain and execute their own IoT approach. As a leader at Amazon who held a front-row seat during its formative years, Rossman understands the iconic company better than most. From the launch of Amazon’s third-party seller program to its foray into enterprise services, he witnessed it all – the amazing successes, the little-known failures, and the experiments with outcomes still to be determined.


The Business Models of IoT

Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry by Maciej Kranz

In our conversation with Maciej in Episode 30, we discussed business feasibility with regard to incorporating IoT into existing business models. Written specifically as a go-to resource for the busy professional, stand-alone chapters unfold with clarity, logic, and in a convenient format so you can find the information you need fast. Revealing examples detail how some of the most recognizable brands in the world put IoT to work in their organizations and realized superior processes improvements and extraordinary top and bottom line results. If your company isn’t at least exploring an IoT solution, it’s already losing ground in the global marketplace.

From the Analysts

We’ve had the privilege of attending a few O’Reilly conferences and you can’t really go wrong with any O’Reilly guide, but here are a few that focus on IoT. Check out our O’Reilly 2-part episode- O’Reilly Part 1 and O’Reilly Part 2


With a set of best practices based on case study analysis, expert interviews, and the authors’ own experience, the Ignite | IoT Methodology outlined in this book delivers actionable guidelines to assist you with IoT strategy management and project execution. You’ll also find a detailed case study of a project fully developed with this methodology.


This is more the technical guide to get you started. Not only are these techniques and tools ideal for making hobby projects and prototypes, but they can be—and are—used in industry. For example, a theme park in the UK uses them to control their interactive animatronic dinosaurs. Each section in this book includes projects that allow you to gain experience and confidence with every step, along with real world examples of how they have been used.

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