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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 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'I see [Raworth] as the John Maynard Keynes of the 21st Century: by reframing the economy, she allows us to change our view of who we are, where we stand, and what we want to be.' George Monbiot, Guardian 'This is sharp, significant scholarship... Thrilling.' Times Higher Education '[A] really important economic and political thinker.' Andrew Marr Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures. Can it be fixed? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. En route, she deconstructs the character of `rational economic man' and explains what really makes us tick. She reveals how an obsession with equilibrium has left economists helpless when facing the boom and bust of the real-world economy. She highlights the dangers of ignoring the role of energy and nature's resources - and the far-reaching implications for economic growth when we take them into account. And in the process, she creates a new, cutting-edge economic model that is fit for the 21st century - one in which a doughnut-shaped compass points the way to human progress. Ambitious, radical and rigorously argued, Doughnut Economics promises to reframe and redraw the future of economics for a new generation. 'An innovative vision about how we could refocus away from growth to thriving.' Daily Mail 'An admirable attempt to broaden the horizons of economic thinking.' Martin Wolf, Financial Times 'Doughnut Economics shows how to ensure dignity and prosperity for all people.' Huffington Post

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.