Recommended Reading for the Weekend

by CoyDavidson on April 13, 2012

Five Articles to Read This Weekend

Compete on Know-Why, Not Know-How
Does your organization know why it does what it does? Companies often don’t have a clear enough sense of why they do what they do and get stuck making incremental improvements that are rooted in existing competencies, markets, and business models… Harvard Business Review

The Connected Company
Historically, we have thought of companies as machines, and we have designed them like we design machines. Companies are not so much machines as complex, dynamic, growing systems. It’s time to think about what companies really are, and to design with that in mind… Communication Nation

Coworking: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them (For Now)
They function in an incubator-like capacity, catering specifically to early-stage startups by offering networking programs, business-fundamentals clinics and mentoring opportunities. to find the next generation of startup success stories you may want to check out a coworking space…Fox Business

Good Bosses Are The Same Today As They Were In 1992
Gen X and Gen Y require different management techniques. Research shows that we humans prefer hierarchical relationships, are happier when we work in clear hierarchies than where power differences are absent or unclear, and we experience less distress and work more effectively. Dr. Robert Sutton explains that in a world of near-constant innovation and disruption, the definition of a great boss (or leader or manager) may be the one thing that doesn’t require reinvention… Inc.com

The Urban US: Growth and Decline
The urban population of the United States is now 249 million, according to the 2010 Census. A look at how American demography has changed over the last decade…NewGeography

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