Quartz - 22 Dec 2017
This is an interesting take on a very broad and complex set of issues. The WEF head of programming observes that humanity’s dominance as a species results from its capability to carry the power of scale from the biological into the social realm, but by giving us superpowers, scale also makes us frail. As a result of the digital revolution, we’ve now entered a new age that is testing the boundaries of scale in unprecedented ways. The solution is to rebalance the focus of innovation from growth to maintenance and repair (reads in 15min+).
Published in Weekly selection 23 December 2017
Ideas Ted - 5 Dec 2017
Too many meetings are a complete waste of time. In this short piece (reads in 5-6 min), the famous investor offers 9 simple rules to keep meetings focused and productive. (1) Make it clear who is directing the meeting and who it is meant to serve; (2) Make clear what type of communication you are going to have in light of the objectives and priorities; (3) Lead the discussion by being assertive and open-minded; (4) Watch out for “topic slip” and five more…
Published in Weekly selection 8 December 2017
Harvard Business Review - 20 Oct 2017
There is no silver bullet to solving the complex problems ushered in by the information age. But there are some good places to start, and one of them is counterintuitive: solitude (defined as a state of mind, a space in which to focus one’s own thoughts without distraction). Having the discipline to step back from the noise of the world is essential to staying focused (reads in 4-6 min).
Published in Weekly selection 27 October 2017