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Weekend Reading

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments

This week’s links:

  • How to find the Perfect Startup Job: by David Beisel. “As an employee joining then, you bear (nearly) all the risk as founders but an order of magnitude less compensation, recognition, and influence.”
  • Strategic Bets: from strategy+business, by Ram Charan and Michael Sisk. “Sooner or later, most global business leaders will have to put their entire enterprise at risk. Here’s how to do it successfully.”
  • Nokia CEO memo: One of the most candid assessments of a company by a CEO. “”We poured gasoline on our own burning platform. I believe we have lacked accountability and leadership to align and direct the company through these disruptive times. We had a series of misses. We haven’t been delivering innovation fast enough. We’re not collaborating internally. Nokia, our platform is burning.”
  • NYTimes on Narendra Modi: “Mr. Modi uses a chief executive style of managing the bureaucrats who work under him, according to associates and business executives in Gujarat. He gives promising people positions of responsibility, sets goals and expects people to meet them. Nonperformers are pushed aside.”
  • Gurcharas Das on India’s politics:No one reflects the spirit of a rapidly growing India. Nor is anyone thinking big—-and it’s criminal to think small in India. Until the second space is filled, our politics will not be whole.”

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