Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • The decade of Steve: Fortune on Steve Jobs. “How Apple’s imperious, brilliant CEO transformed American business.”
  • Conversation with Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman: from McKinsey Quarterly. “Unilever’s chief executive reflects on lessons learned at three major consumer goods companies, including how to manage people in a global context, the obligations corporations have to society, and why you should never waste a good crisis.”
  • Ideas of the Year: from Pragati, the Indian National Interest Review (PDF).
  • Startup Ecosystems take time: by Fred Wilson. ” I think it is good to think about decades when you think about the development of new startup hotbeds.” And we in India need to start now.
  • Air India: Sucking Blood from the Poor: by Atanu Dey. “Perhaps this is in keeping with the pathological dread of profits that socialism is founded on. Socialism leads to immense waste of human and other resources, which carried out over decades, leads to extreme dehumanizing poverty of the people. That dehumanizing poverty of the population is good for the leaders of socialistic economies. Poverty makes the population malleable and the leaders can then milk the system to enrich themselves by the billions.”