The latest in our series that uses the ‘book review’ format as a springboard into a wider conversation about the world of work—and how to do it better. Principles: Life & Work by Ray Dalio ____________________________ ‘Principles,’ says Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s most successful hedge fund, ‘are ways of successfully dealing with reality
One of the greatest gifts of growing up in a Western culture is the emphasis placed on what Jung called individuation. While our identity is partially defined by our gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic group, age, wealth, class, and other determinants, we are ultimately unique individuals. As we progress through life and explore the deep
Have you ever left a meeting satisfied your opinion was fully understood and accepted, only to discover later that the other person ‘heard’ something completely different? Sometimes it’s deliberate—a lack of transparency or political expediency. More often the problem is an absence of true communication. Unfortunately, most of the time we never get the feedback
In this series, I share some books that have inspired me recently using the ‘book review’ format as a springboard into a wider conversation about the world of work—and how to do it better. A Beautiful Constraint by Adam Morgan & Mark Barden ____________________________ I’ve been studying constraints and consulting in them for the last
In this new series of articles, I’d like to share some of the books that have stood out for me recently. I’ll use the ‘book review’ format loosely as a springboard into a wider conversation about the world of work—and how to do it better. Each of the books we’ll look at has contributed to
As a learning organisation, we put great store in books. These are thinking tools, really, by the innovators who have influenced our own approach to creating ‘innovations in productivity’. Some are classics while others are newer additions to our library. Even the older books—perhaps especially those—contain ideas that are more important than ever.