Late in 2022 I read Douglas Rushkoff’s 2010 book Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. Despite it’s publication date, Rushkoff presents evidence and arguments targeted to the emerging trends of the time. As those trends have been realized, his arguments have become even more vital.
On today’s episode I’ll review my book notes, highlighting my key takeaways & actions that will help me implement his ten commands into living a better life.
This was the most impactful book I read in 2022 – and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. I can’t recommend this book enough, and it’s inspired the first of these Book Notes episodes. While I’m providing my personal highlights, this is one of those books where the summary isn’t enough. It’s a concise, accessible book. Rushkoff’s writing style and depth of understanding are critical to crystallizing his arguments and commands.
It’s my hope that listening to this episode inspires you to pick up this deeply influential work and explore it for yourself.
- Episode Notes (PDF Download)
- Program Or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff (Book)
- Douglas Rushkoff’s Website