Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • Why Middle Managers May Be the Most Important People in Your Company: from Knowledge@Wharton.
  • Financing options for start-ups: by Fred Wilson.
  • On Innovation: Steve Denning blogs about a Malcolm Gladwell article. “What has emerged over the last decade is a group of firms like Apple, Amazon and Salesforce.com that have learned how to get to the root of the problem and combine continuous innovation with disciplined execution. They are managed in a radically different way from traditional management.”
  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta interview: on rediff.com. “I think Rahul Gandhi is making the biggest mistake in thinking that political mobilisation and outreach can happen independently of your record in government. That somehow you can be a big national leader without taking a clear public stand on the major issues of the country.”
  • Democracy, Elections and Voting: by Atanu Dey. “Do we really have to inform and educate all voters? Can we do something which does not involve educating everyone but that will have the same outcome as if we were to fully educate all the voters? Yes!”
  • India needs $110B in capital for solar report: WSJ on a KPMB study. “The solar sector has the potential to transform the Indian economy in the way the IT sector transformed the Indian economy during the 1990s.”

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