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Weekend Reading

February 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This week’s links:

  • The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile: by Vinod Khosla. “We are in a whole new world of platforms, a post-PC era, which I’d more aptly describe as the always/everywhere era, finally, and that means a whole new set of opportunities.”
  • Winning Moves in 12 Industries: from strategy+business. “Every industry faces its own challenges in 2012’s turbulent, uncertain economic environment. These capabilities systems could pave the way for business growth and development in a dozen key sectors.”
  • How Companies Learn Your Secrets: from NY Times Magazine. “Over the past two decades, the science of habit formation has become a major field of research in neurology and psychology departments at hundreds of major medical centers and universities, as well as inside extremely well financed corporate labs.”
  • Power Listening: An excerpt from a new book. “Listening can well be the difference between profit and loss, between success and failure, between a long career and a short one. Listening is the only way to find out what you don’t know, and marks the path to making good decisions, arriving at the best ideas.”
  • On India’s Self-Defeating Policies: by Arvind Panagariya. “Rather than promote inclusion through reforms, which would pave the way for rapid expansion of labour-intensive manufactures and, hence, well-paid jobs for the low-skilled, and through redistribution, which would directly transfer income from the rich to the poor, we seem to have set on a course to converting every policy into the instrument of advancing social goals.”

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