Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • How YouTube’s Global Platform Is Redefining the Entertainment Business: from FastCompany.
  • Building Better Social Graphs: by Fred Wilson. “As software becomes social, the creation of the social graph on each web service becomes a chore. I do not believe that you simply want to port your social graph from Facebook and Twitter into new web services.”
  • When Cities Rule the World: from McKinsey Quarterly, by Parag Khanna. “In this century, it will be the city—not the state—that becomes the nexus of economic and political power.”
  • Making Change Happen, and Making It Stick: from strategy+business. “Five factors make the greatest difference in fostering the new behaviors needed for a transformation. All of them reflect the basic importance of people in implementing and embedding change.”
  • Go Go Gujarat: by Sadanand Dhume (WSJ).  “Elements of the state’s model—strong leadership, anti-corruption efforts, a streamlined bureaucracy and a welcoming attitude toward business—can travel without damage across its borders. And Mr. Modi, Gujarat’s longest-serving chief minister, is proof that good governance can also be good politics. The sooner more states figure this out, the better it will be for India.”

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Rajesh Jain

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