• Is a Universal Basic Income a Feasible Approach to Forestalling a Socioeconomic Crisis?
    Is a Universal Basic Income a Feasible Approach to Forestalling a Socioeconomic Crisis?

    Rising inequality, decades of stagnant wages, job insecurity, the fickle gig economy and now automation: these are some of the reasons for the resurrection of an old idea.

  • Short of Staging a Revolution, How Can the Current Capitalist System Be Modified?
    This minute read saves you up to 4 hours
    For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 156 pages and 2 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 187 minutes (about 4 hours). Learn more.
    Short of Staging a Revolution, How Can the Current Capitalist System Be Modified?

    A widening gap between rich and poor across the world has people rethinking the assumptions and accepted wisdom of mainstream economics.

  • Which Economists Have Had the Greatest Influence on Our Current Economic System?
    This minute read saves you up to 30 hours
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    Which Economists Have Had the Greatest Influence on Our Current Economic System?

    Certain works of economic thought have shaped the way modern societies operate – for better and for worse. 

  • Why Read Classics?
    Why Read Classics?

    We are asked this question again and again, especially by business customers. So, we’ll give the answer in a monthly column – and with one of the greats of literature.

  • Efosa Ojomo, Clayton M. Christensen and Karen Dillon
    Efosa Ojomo, Clayton M. Christensen and Karen Dillon
    “When the Foreign Aid Industry Primarily Focuses on Empowering Entrepreneurs, It Will Win the Fight Against Poverty.”

    In one of his last interviews, economist Clayton M. Christensen, who passed away in January 2020, argues that only innovation can lift nations out of poverty.

  • “The Emergence of Liberty Is Perhaps Even More Surprising than Economic Growth.”
    “The Emergence of Liberty Is Perhaps Even More Surprising than Economic Growth.”

    To get an idea of the political construction of the world of tomorrow, one has to travel back in time – sometimes a few thousand years. Renowned MIT economist Daron Acemoğlu talks about the making…

  • A Word about Bad Books
    A Word about Bad Books

    On the road to curating good books for our readers, we’ve learned a bit about bad ones. Click here for the abstract.

  • “How Can I Build a True Learning Culture at my Organization?”
    This minute read saves you up to 9 hours
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    “How Can I Build a True Learning Culture at my Organization?”

    Goals: technology-enabled, self-directed, online, social, outcomes-oriented, measurable through …what?

  • “Am I the Only One Who Finds it Hard to Build Good Relationships with People from Other Cultures?”
    This minute read saves you up to 6 hours
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    “Am I the Only One Who Finds it Hard to Build Good Relationships with People from Other Cultures?”

    No. This is one of the most frequently asked questions in the (business) world.

  • “The Boss Knows Best, Right?”
    This minute read saves you up to 7 hours
    For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 303 pages and one article) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 363 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
    “The Boss Knows Best, Right?”

    Well, strictly “top down” still may work in website menus, but not in digitalized business-structures.