No this is not a DAC........
I've seen a few book suggestions thrown around lately (thanks to whomever recommended Zero to One - great book), and thought it would be a great idea to get your best suggestions into one post. Please keep recommendations relevant to the BitShares ecosystem, and share why you think its important. Mods, this might make a good sticky post.
My first pick: Breakpoint: Why the Web will Implode, Search will be Obsolete, and Everything Else you Need to Know about Technology is in Your Brainhttp://www.amazon.com/Breakpoint-Implode-Obsolete-Everything-Technology/dp/1137278781
Written in 2012, this book covers tons of stuff that we talk about here all the time - networks, network effect, exponential growth, breakpoints, startups, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, social networks, wisdom of the crowds (just for you Brent.Allsop), and case studies of many companies you hear about on an almost daily basis. Additionally it covers the parallels between the human brain, the internet, and ant colonies. Noticeably absent of course, is the rise of a new kind of network - blockchain based financial networks. Perhaps a community member can write an addendum in the updated version
From the blurb: We are in the midst of a networking revolution--set to transform the way we access the world's information and the way we connect with one another. Studying biological systems is perhaps the best way to understand such networks, and nature has a lesson for us if we care to listen: bigger is rarely better in the long run. The deadliest creature is the mosquito, not the lion. It is the quality of a network that is important for survival, not the size, and all networks--the human brain, Facebook, Google, even the internet itself--eventually reach a breakpoint and collapse. That's the bad news. The good news is that reaching a breakpoint can be a step forward, allowing a network to substitute quality for quantity.