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Weekend Reading

September 17th, 2011 · No Comments

This week’s links:

  • Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution: by  David Kirkpatrick. “Both your customers and your employees have started marching in this burgeoning social media multitude, and you’d better get out of their way—or learn to embrace them.”
  • The New Apple Advantage: by John Gruber. “We’ll give Jobs the credit for the adjectives beautiful, elegant, innovative, and fun. We’ll give Cook the credit for the adjectives affordable, reliable, available, and profitable. Jobs designs them, Cook makes them and sells them.”
  • The War for Good Jobs: by Jim Clifton. “If you were to ask me, from all the world polling Gallup has done for more than 75 years, what would fix the world — what would suddenly create worldwide peace, global wellbeing, and the next extraordinary advancements in human development, I would say the immediate appearance of 1.8 billion jobs — formal jobs.”
  • Why does India have 77 Union Ministers? by Rajeev Mantri and Harsh Gupta. “India needs a leaner government with fewer ministries to dramatically curb corruption and make governance more efficient.”
  • How to make the politically impossible possible: by George Soros. “It takes a crisis to make the politically impossible possible. Under the pressure of a financial crisis the authorities take whatever steps are necessary to hold the system together, but they only do the minimum and that is soon perceived by the financial markets as inadequate. That is how one crisis leads to another. So Europe is condemned to a seemingly unending series of crises. Measures that would have worked if they had been adopted earlier turn out to be inadequate by the time they become politically possible. This is the key to understanding the euro crisis.”

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