- 11 Feb
Business 101: A reading list for lifelong learners
Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Ready to level up your working knowledge of business? Here’s what to read now — and next.
Business 101, with Nilofer Merchant
First, read these 2 foundational books…
1. The Change Masters
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Free Press, 1985
“A foundational book for your collection. When a colleague recently switched careers, I lent her this incredibly dog-eared book from college days. Rosabeth Moss Kanter helped coined the idea and term ’empowerment’ in the 1970s, a sure sign she was ahead of her time. Even though The Change Masters was published forty years ago, it’s relevant. Why? Because all progress is made by those that are change masters. Become one.”
2. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations
“A few years back, I took out Clay Shirky’s book and found it filled with scribbles. While it’s almost passé now to talk of how Obama organized a…
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