Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • Top 10 emerging enterprise technologies for 2012: from InfoWorld.
  • Best Business Books of 2011: from strategy+business. Also: some recos from Knowledge@Wharton.
  • India’s imperfect liberalisation: by Swapan Dasgupta. “Even two decades after liberalization transformed India and heralded far wider levels of prosperity, India has not yet turned its back on the belief structures of the bad old days. Economic reforms, it would seem, become meaningful only when accompanied by an intellectual revolution.” (via Vijay)
  • How China can defeat America: by Yan Xuetong. “China’s quest to enhance its world leadership status and America’s effort to maintain its present position is a zero-sum game. It is the battle for people’s hearts and minds that will determine who eventually prevails. And, as China’s ancient philosophers predicted, the country that displays more humane authority will win.”
  • The Two Moons: by David Brooks. Some similarities with the Indian political situation. “In normal circumstances, minority parties suffer a series of electoral defeats and then they modernize. But in the era of the two moons, the parties enjoy periodic election victories they don’t deserve, which only re-enforce their worst habits.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.