40 Articles and Books that will make you a Great Digital Strategist

Everything a digital strategist needs to know, from McLuhan to Russell Davis to Steve Blank. 

Updated May 29th, 2014

This is my attempt to recreate Noah Weiss’s wonderfully link-baitey listicle, 48 Articles and Books that will Make you a Great Product Manager, except for digital strategists. Noah did an incredible round-up of PM links, so be sure to check that out too. Thanks to Mike Arauz, Clay Parker Jones, Aaron Dignan, and Johanna Beyenbach for providing many of the sources.

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How Ideas Spread, Content Theory

The Art of Strategy

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Products and Solving Needs

Complex Systems

Communities and Collective Action

Coming up with Good Ideas