Techcrunch is well known for its analysis of nice start-ups and the newest trends. His latest recommendations was for business people not to read business books but rather Sci Fi books for imagination.
Thus, Techcrunch provided its list of preferred books. I must confess that I have nothing to reject on this list. I don’t know “The wasp factory” and have not read the latest Stephenson. But all the other ones I highly recommended.
For security minded people, I would recommend also two other books of Neal Stephenson: The Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash (le samourai virtuel in French). In the last one, it was the first quotation of multiverse and metaverse.