2020 Predictions for the Future of Work

2020 Predictions for the Future of Work

As digitalization transforms organizations, technological advances and social currents are altering the workplace at an unprecedented pace. The result: a shifting interplay of opportunities and imperatives. To help make sense of the complex...

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Mapping Innovation

Mapping Innovation

Innovation can be a long, tough slog. Consider the Macintosh. In 1968, US government engineer Douglas Engelbart demonstrated – in what is now called the “Mother of All Demos” – how people could interact with computers. He used a keyboard and an...

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Cascades

Cascades

Recommendation Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. couldn’t have achieved all he did in the fight for civil rights without the activists who joined his “cascading movement.” Innovation adviser Greg Satell uses this example and many others to glean six...

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Say Nothing

Say Nothing (2018) explores a shocking true story of murder during the Northern Ireland Conflict. These blinks are a compelling meditation on one of the darkest chapters of Irish history, and shine a light on some of the key figures in the...

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of a poor tobacco farmer who died from cervical cancer, and her cell strand, HeLa, which scientists used to develop a cure for polio and other diseases. In a fascinating and revealing...

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (2016) reveals the untold story of the black female mathematicians who helped send John Glenn on his first orbit around the Earth and Neil Armstrong to the moon. These courageous, trailblazing women answered the call of duty by...

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The Elephant in the Brain

The Elephant in the Brain (2018) explores the selfish motives that drive much of human behavior but which we’d much rather remain unaware of. This content is for Monthly Plan and Yearly Plan members only.Log In...

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The Happiness Fantasy

The Happiness Fantasy (2018) advances a provocative thesis, encapsulated in its title: our contemporary ideas about happiness amount to a fantasy that’s increasingly out of sync with reality and unable to deliver what it promises. By taking a...

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The Managerial Revolution

Drawing on powerful arguments and demonstrating extraordinary insights, inThe Managerial Revolution (1941) James Burnham investigates the rise of a new ruling class – the managers – who promised to unseat wealthy capitalists from their prime...

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The New Silk Roads

The New Silk Roads (2018) explores current affairs and political trends from an Eastern perspective. Using up-to-date examples and staggering statistics, the blinks explain the complicated global relationships and alliances at play in...

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On Grand Strategy

On Grand Strategy (2018) takes case studies from throughout history, including ancient Rome and the Cold War, to examine the common characteristics of the world’s best leaders. Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Lewis Gaddis also looks at the...

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