The Phoenix Project is one of the most highly recommended books within IT, as it bridged the gap between the world of doctrines such as ITIL with Lean & DevOps.
I read it a few years ago however it led to many more questions, primarily around the area of how to know when to apply what, to where, and why.
It was not until I stumbled across the work of Simon Wardley that things fell into place.
Simon has an extensive collection of information on his blog (http://blog.gardeviance.org/), as well as recordings of videos of presentations at events.
The following short YouTube video serves as a good introduction to Simon’s work:
Simon has also now begun to form this into a book (http://blog.gardeviance.org/2016/08/on-being-lost.html), which is a great read.
Chapter 6 – Getting started yourself – includes Simon’s recommended book list, which is copied below for reference:
Simon’s Recommended Book List
Sun Tzu, the art of Warfare (Robert Ames translation) Science, Strategy and War by Frans P.B. Osinga
Atlas of Military Strategy 1618 – 1878 by David Chandler.
The Simplicity Cycle by Dan Ward
Accidental Empires by Robert X. Cringely
Hierarchy Theory, The Challenge of Complex Systems by Howard H. Pattee
The Evolution of Technology by George Basalla
Diffusion of Innovations, Everett Rogers.
Customer driven IT by David Moschella
Digitizing Government by Alan Brown, Jerry Fishenden and Mark Thompson
Learn or Die by Edward D.Hess
The Oxford Handbook of Innovation by Jan Fagerberg, David Mowery and Richard Nelson
The Starfish and the Spider, Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom
Does IT matter? by Nicholas Carr
Technological revolutions and financial capital, Carlota Perez
The Entrepreneurial State by Marriana Mazzucato
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Cybernetics by Norbert Wiener
The Age of Discontinuity by Peter F. Drucker
The Red Queen, William P. Barnett