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Below you can see some of the books that we have handpicked for you as reading recommendations. The common denominator between the books are that they either are classic books presenting frameworks, theories or thoughts that have had a huge impact shaping the current business landscape, or they represent the new and latest literature that takes a new perspective on business development.

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Kate Raworth - Doughnut Economics

  • Doughnut Economics

    Kate Raworth

    The book behind the hit TED Talk **The Sunday Times Bestseller** Economics is broken, and the planet is paying the price. Unforeseen financial crises. Extreme wealth inequality. Relentless pressure on the environment. Can we go on like this? Is there an alternative? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth lays out the seven deadly mistakes of economics and offers a radical re-envisioning of the system that has brought us to the point of ruin. Moving beyond the myths of `rational economic man' and unlimited growth, Doughnut Economics zeroes in on the sweet spot: a system that meets all our needs without exhausting the planet. The demands of the 21st century require a new shape of economics. This might just be it. *A Financial Times and Forbes Book of the Year* *Winner of the Transmission Prize 2018* *Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017* `The John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century.' George Monbiot, Guardian `This is sharp, significant scholarship... Thrilling.' Times Higher Education `Raworth's magnum opus... A fascinating reminder to business leaders and economists alike to stand back at a distance to examine our modern economics.' Books of the Year, Forbes `There are some really important economic and political thinkers around at the moment - such as Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics.' Andrew Marr, Guardian `An admirable attempt to broaden the horizons of economic thinking.' Martin Wolf, Books of the Year, Financial Times `A compelling and timely intervention.' Caroline Lucas MP, Books of the Year, The Ecologist

Staffan Movin recommends Doughnut Economics

Digital Transformation

  • Life 3.0

    Max Tegmark

    DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 'This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking 'This is a rich and visionary book and everyone should read it' The Times We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society-and, even, our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. In this deeply researched and vitally important new book, Tegmark takes us to the heart of thinking about AI and the human condition, bringing us face to face with the essential questions of our time. How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future AI systems do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will AI help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether? Life 3.0 gives us the tools to join what may be the most important conversation of our time, guiding us through the most controversial issues around AI today -- from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos. What sort of future do you want?

  • Everybody Lies

    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    Insightful, surprising and with ground-breaking revelations about our society, Everybody Lies exposes the secrets embedded in our internet searches, with a foreword by bestselling author Steven Pinker Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets - about sexless marriages, mental health problems, even racist views. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an economist and former Google data scientist, shows that this could just be the most important dataset ever collected. This huge database of secrets - unprecedented in human history - offers astonishing, even revolutionary, insights into humankind. Anxiety, for instance, does not increase after a terrorist attack. Crime levels drop when a violent film is released. And racist searches are no higher in Republican areas than in Democrat ones. Stephens-Davidowitz reveals information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our health - both emotional and physical. Insightful, funny, and always surprising, Everybody Lies exposes the biases and secrets embedded deeply within us, at a time when things are harder to predict than ever.

  • Superintelligens : vägar, faror, strategier

    Nick Bostrom

    Människor innehar en särställning på vår planet, inte för att vi har starkare muskler eller vassare tänder än andra arter, utan för att vi har smartare hjärnor. Våra hjärnor har utvecklat tekniken och de komplexa sociala strukturer som gett oss vårt oförnekliga övertag.Om maskiner utvecklas till att bli överlägsna våra hjärnor så som våra är överlägsna djurens, kan den artificiella intelligensen komma att bli lika dominerande som art som vi är. Extrema typer av artificiell intelligens, superintelligens, skulle kunna forma framtiden. Vad som då händer med oss människor, om vi överlever, beror på avsikterna hos den superintelligensen. Av den anledningen är det viktigare än någonsin att diskutera om en revolution inom artificiell intelligens är möjlig.I denna fascinerande bok presenterar Nick Boström en tänkbar framtid där maskiner tänker själva. Han utforskar hur långt bort en sådan framtid verkar vara och diskuterar vilka utmaningar vi nu ställs inför som art.

Learning organizations

  • Fifth Discipline

    Peter M Senge

    Presenting an empowering approach to work, this MIT professor's pathbreaking book is about building "learning organizations"--corporations that overcome inherent obstacles to learning and develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face them and to recognize new opportunities.

  • ABC of Action Learning

    Reg Revans

    'Learning involves doing...Since action learning suggests that we may best master whatever unknown challenge appears by working with others who seek to triumph in the same way, its programmes should be collectively designed and launched by those who hope to profit from them.' Reg Revans based his theories of Action Learning on 30 years of work and observation. This revised and updated reissue of the definitive text, ABC of Action Learning, is a clear, easily read primer for anyone wishing to learn about and apply his methods. It offers a succinct, practical guide to integrating action learning into every-day situations, and enhancing the practical and managerial skills of the workforce.

Others

  • The Past and Future of America's Economy

    Robert D Atkinson

    Throughout American history, periodic cycles of economic change have fundamentally reordered the way we work, the organization of business and markets, the role of government, and even the nature of politics. If we are to control our future, we must understand this process of change. These economic transformations are powered by the emergence of waves of new technologies. In the 1890s, the development of electricity and cheap steel led to a new, factory-based economy. In the 1940s and 1950s, automation and advances in electronics and chemicals created a new national corporate, mass-production economy. Since the 1990s, an information technology revolution has again created a robust New Economy. Robert Atkinson examines this process of change over the past 150 years and explores the responses of people and institutions. The book then analyzes today's New Economy, including the new information technology system, and effects on markets, organizations, workers, and governance. Taking into account the historical record, the book discusses the shortcomings of prevailing liberal and conservative economic doctrines and lays out a new growth economics agenda aimed at maximizing the productivity-enhancing forces of the New Economy. Anyone interested in American history as well as the future contours of our economy will find Dr Atkinson's insightful analyses a fascinating guide to the past and a provocative challenge for the future. Economists, business leaders, scholars, and economic policymakers will find it a necessary addition to the literature on economic cycles and growth economics.

  • Employer Branding For Dummies

    Richard Mosley, Lars Schmidt, Consumer Dummies

    Attract the very best talent with a compelling employer brand! Employer Branding For Dummies is the clear, no-nonsense guide to attracting and retaining top talent. Written by two of the most recognized leaders in employer brand, Richard Mosley and Lars Schmidt, this book gives you actionable advice and expert insight you need to build, scale, and measure a compelling brand. You'll learn how to research what makes your company stand out, the best ways to reach the people you need, and how to convince those people that your company is the ideal place to exercise and develop their skills. The book includes ways to identify the specific traits of your company that aligns with specific talent, and how to translate those traits into employer brand tactic that help you draw the right talent, while repelling the wrong ones. You'll learn how to build and maintain your own distinctive, credible employer brand; and develop a set of relevant, informative success metrics to help you measure ROI. This book shows you how to discover and develop your employer brand to draw the quality talent you need. * Perfect your recruitment marketing * Develop a compelling employer value proposition (EVP) * Demonstrate your employer brand ROI Face it: the very best employees are the ones with the most options. Why should they choose your company? A strong employer brand makes the decision a no-brainer. It's good for engagement, good for retention, and good for the bottom line. Employer Branding For Dummies helps you hone in on your unique, compelling brand, and get the people you need today.

  • Employer Brand Management

    Richard Mosley

    Attract, recruit, and retain the very best with a strategic employer brand From one of the world's leading pioneers in the employer brand discipline and author of the first book on the subject The Employer Brand, comes the long-awaited practical follow-up Employer Brand Management. Talented, motivated employees are a company's best assets, and the techniques in this book help attract, recruit, and retain the very best. A successful employer brand reaches beyond the boardroom to establish confidence, loyalty, and enthusiasm all the way down the ladder. Employer Brand Management gives readers a personal grasp of a new approach to people management. It draws on significant advances in practices among leading companies to provide a handbook for employer brand development and implementation. With a wide range of case studies and examples, you'll be taken step-by-step through the employer brand development process. You will find information on the latest developments in technology, with particular attention paid to socially-enabled recruitment marketing and employee communication and engagement. You will: * Follow the process of brand planning, definition, implementation, and application * Discover how brand thinking can strengthen strategy and reinforce HR value * Improve existing recruitment and talent management programs * Learn the importance of employee engagement in the brand experience