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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler is a well-researched and hugely optimistic book. Its central thesis is that new technologies are going to solve many of the world's resource problems over the coming ten to twenty years, bringing about a world of future abundance. The book's structure follows what the authors term 'The Abundance Pyramid': water, food, shelter, energy, education, health care and freedom (a hierarchy of human needs based loosely on Maslow). Each of these needs are explored in depth and the authors share insights from leading edge research and the likely benefits that they might bring.
Energy
Take, for example, energy, "arguably the most important… Read more
To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persu&hellip by Daniel H. Pink
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Daniel H Pink's To Sell is Human traces how the world of marketing has changed with a consequence that the stereotypical image of a secondhand car salesman is a long way from best practice today. There has been a fundamental shift in power: in the past Salesman had knowledge of the product and of pricing creating a power imbalance between salesman and customer (hence caveat emptor); however, with the rise of the Internet and social media, consumers now have knowledge and the power to bite back if they are bitten (hence caveat venditor).
Central to Pink's thesis is the argument that to a greater or lesser extent we all employ marketing techniques as part of our daily work (selling… Read more
Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Sm&hellip by Liz Wiseman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown's Multipliers is perhaps the most influential book on leadership that I have read. I came across it in June last year and, according to my Amazon account, to date, I have bought 18 copies for my senior leadership team and other colleagues!

In essence, Multipliers is an eloquent case for a "distributive" approach to leadership, which empowers everyone in the organisation to take responsibility (and, to some extent, risks). Multipliers divides leaders broadly into two camps: Diminishers, who "drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room"; and Multipliers who "use their… Read more

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