What are you reading these days?#brainfood

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Joost

Joost

This summer I really enjoyed reading 'Scale' by Geoffrey West.

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Frank

Frank

"Future Politics" (2018) by Jamie Susskind - a book about how politics are bound to change in the digital age. I think the "corporate rebellion" is connected to the changing political landscape, too.

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Pim

Pim

I'm in the middle of this one by Bob Chapman. So far, impressive story of how to treat people well through supportive leadership.

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Anna Marie

Anna Marie

"Future Politics" (2018) by Jamie Susskind - a book about how politics are bound to change in the digital age. I think the "corporate rebellion" is connected to the changing political landscape, too.

Frank

Yes! I feel that too. That the movement into creating working environments that support the human spirit is very much symbiotic with a shift in our political way of being and how we relate in this space.

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anna-m

anna-m

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My current reading and the next on my list. Reading This Changes Everything is blowing my mind.

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Florine

Florine

I'm reading 'Dare To Lead' by Brene Brown. Good inspiration about how to use your vulnerability as a leader.
Does anyone have good suggestions for Audible? I'm commuting a lot lately, so audio books are perfect for me :-)

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martenmeij

martenmeij

I'm reading 'Dare To Lead' by Brene Brown. Good inspiration about how to use your vulnerability as a leader.
Does anyone have good suggestions for Audible? I'm commuting a lot lately, so audio books are perfect for me :-)

Florine

Hi Florine, I enjoyed 'Dare to Lead' a lot as well. It that was expiring to you, you might enjoy 'The Work' by Byron Katie or 'Non violent communication' by Marshall Rosenberg as well. Both available on audible

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Freek_Revolt

Freek_Revolt

Only published in Dutch now, however they are working on a translation to English already. It is "De meeste mensen deugen" ("Most people are good") by Rutger Bregman.

It gives an interesting perspective on whether we humans, are good or bad, based on psychology, economy, biology and archaeology. And what this perspective means for our society.

And the same, for how we organize our work. Do we need all these managers, procedures, rules and controls? Or could we actually trust each other slightly more?

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Pim

Pim

I really liked this NY-times article from Salesforce founder Marc Benioff:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/opinion/benioff-salesforce-capitalism.html

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Joost

Joost

This are some inspiring articles from this month that highlight some of of our Bucket List pioneers;

First, a piece by Prof. Isaac Getz on i.e. Handelsbanken;
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/10/altruism-good-for-business-companies

Second, Kate Gatacre on Buurtzorg;
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/10/to-solve-britains-social-care-crisis-follow-the-dutch-example/

And last, Adam Gale on W.L. Gore;
https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/big-company-everyone-knows/future-business/article/1646199

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Ellen

Ellen

Anybody read The Great game of Business by Jack Stack?

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Joost

Joost

Just read this interesting piece titled "Why the CEO of this multi-billion dollar firm wants to ‘unboss’ companies":
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/29/why-novartis-ceo-wants-to-unboss-companies.html

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John Doe

John Doe

I'm reading 'Dare To Lead' by Brene Brown. Good inspiration about how to use your vulnerability as a leader.
Does anyone have good suggestions for Audible? I'm commuting a lot lately, so audio books are perfect for me :-)

Florine

Hi Florine, I enjoyed 'Dare to Lead' a lot as well. It that was expiring to you, you might enjoy 'The Work' by Byron Katie or 'Non violent communication' by Marshall Rosenberg as well. Both available on audible

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Joost
Joost

Joost

This is an interesting experiment with the 4 day workweek by Microsoft in Japan. With impressive results;
https://metro-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/metro.co.uk/2019/11/04/three-day-weekends-microsoft-brings-40-increase-productivity-11036480/amp/

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Pim

Pim

More brainfood here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FfVSq1jqdo&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

A documentary (Dutch with English subtitles) on working in self-managed care teams at an organization called Amstelring.

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iabm

iabm

I've got a few books on the go and for the first time in a long time I've picked up a book that is Historical Fiction. It's the The Tattooist of Auschwitz. It's definitely a book worth reading. Alongside that I'm also reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind then starting on 21 Lessons for the 21st Century both by Yuval Noah Harari.

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Pim

Pim

I've got a few books on the go and for the first time in a long time I've picked up a book that is Historical Fiction. It's the The Tattooist of Auschwitz. It's definitely a book worth reading. Alongside that I'm also reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind then starting on 21 Lessons for the 21st Century both by Yuval Noah Harari.

iabm

Lovely list, let us know which you recommend, I'm quite curious to the ones by Yuval Harari.

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Linda

Linda

I'm currently reading "New Work needs Inner Work" by Joana Breidenbach and Bettina Rollow. Currently only available in German, but an English translation is in the makes.
It focuses on the internal structures we need when we move away from providing external structures (be it hierarchies, processes to follow, etc).

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Frank

Frank

In the1960 Avis was a progressive organization. The then CEO Robert Townshend wrote a very witty book, putting his (rebellious) principles into a few dozen principles. A book like a time travel back to the '60s. It made me wonder why so little progress has been made in today's organizations.

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SGLocky

SGLocky

I'm reading 'Dare To Lead' by Brene Brown. Good inspiration about how to use your vulnerability as a leader.
Does anyone have good suggestions for Audible? I'm commuting a lot lately, so audio books are perfect for me :-)

Florine

One of my best friends is a huge Brene Brown fan. I must follow her lead one day :-)

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SGLocky

SGLocky

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I've been re-reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Oddly it is all the reading about new ways of working that made it call to me from the bookshelf. I wasn't sure why.

And then I spotted this passage about mindsets in hierarchical, machine-thinking organisations and I knew exactly why. "If a factory is torn down, but the rationality that produced it is left standing, then that rationality will simply produce another factory."

That pretty neatly sums up what the movement is about for me. Changing the rationality.

#I'mturningIntoAHippy

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Pim

Pim

In the1960 Avis was a progressive organization. The then CEO Robert Townshend wrote a very witty book, putting his (rebellious) principles into a few dozen principles. A book like a time travel back to the '60s. It made me wonder why so little progress has been made in today's organizations.

Frank

Nice tip, Frank!

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David

David

Just read this interesting piece titled "Why the CEO of this multi-billion dollar firm wants to ‘unboss’ companies":
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/29/why-novartis-ceo-wants-to-unboss-companies.html

Joost

And may I suggest this LinkedIn article from their CHRO
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/journey-unboss-how-were-learning-lead-differently-steven-baert/

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Bram

Bram

Currently reading "Tribal Leadership", Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization.
I very much like the practical angle of the book. Really tries to give insights and help the reader by providing coaching tips for how to improve the culture within your (organizational) Tribe. Lots of great case examples.

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David

David

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Just got my copy of "Teal Dots in an Orange World" - hot off the press from Erik Østergaard.

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Sergio

Sergio

Just finished reading “Yes to Mess: surprising leadership lessons from Jazz” by Frank J. Barrett.
The book is from 2012, but has anticipated a lot of the topics you’ve covered in the trends. The author makes a parallel with Jazz and Improvisation: he himself has been a jazz pianist. Really some good food for thought.

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Pim

Pim

In the1960 Avis was a progressive organization. The then CEO Robert Townshend wrote a very witty book, putting his (rebellious) principles into a few dozen principles. A book like a time travel back to the '60s. It made me wonder why so little progress has been made in today's organizations.

Frank

By accident ordered the audiobook. On CD! Haha, will try to return and get the book instead :)

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Pim

Pim

By accident ordered the audiobook. On CD! Haha, will try to return and get the book instead :)

Pim

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pcalabuig

pcalabuig

Here are my top 3 recommendations that have led me to #corporaterebels website and book this 2019!:
- The Age of Agile by Steve Denning;
- An Intimate History Of Humanity by Zheodore Zedlin; (check out his project too: https://oxfordmuse.com/)
- and of course.. Reinventing Organisations by Frederick Laloux.

Looking forward to adding #corporaterebels book to the list ;)

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Pim

Pim

Here are my top 3 recommendations that have led me to #corporaterebels website and book this 2019!:
- The Age of Agile by Steve Denning;
- An Intimate History Of Humanity by Zheodore Zedlin; (check out his project too: https://oxfordmuse.com/)
- and of course.. Reinventing Organisations by Frederick Laloux.

Looking forward to adding #corporaterebels book to the list ;)

pcalabuig

Nearly there, just 4 more weeks to go :)

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Pim

Pim

Just started reading Speak Up by the great researcher Megan Reitz. Very promising start:

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Katja

Katja

This is an inspiring list. I just finished reading "Ego: The Game of Life" by Frank Schirrmacher. I cannot really find a good word to describe what I felt when reading this book, it was very hard to put it away. I found a lot of conclusive explanation why things evolved the way they did around commercialization of, well, everything (including social life and the individual mind). Based on numerous sources (almost 40 pages of referenced literature) he follows the history of the model "homo oeconomicus" and related concepts like rational choice theory to show how these models spread in all life areas and change real people´s behaviour and thinking, with the ultimate goal of reducing humans to calculable objects. It is disturbing, but to me it provided even more reason to search for ways to save and bring back humanness - for example in the work place.

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Rauf Hameed

Rauf Hameed

I am reading 'The Story of My Life' by Helen Keller. It's very brief, precise and engaging life history of a wonderfully gifted woman.

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Mathijs van Schijndel

Mathijs van Schijndel

Link to a post I wrote recently on LinkedIn. Ánd Corporate Rebels is on the list too (not the book (yet), the movement). See: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mathijs-van-schijndel-7ab07221_inspiration-change-transition-activity-6618801008900403200-cFjQ

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Claudia

Claudia

Currently reading "Tribal Leadership", Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization.
I very much like the practical angle of the book. Really tries to give insights and help the reader by providing coaching tips for how to improve the culture within your (organizational) Tribe. Lots of great case examples.

Bram

I found this book great. You might like also the book "The connected leader" , available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.de/Connected-Leader-Creating-Organizations-Performance/dp/074944830X

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Claudia

Claudia

I'm currently reading "Ultralearning" by Scott Young. I love the book and can only encourage everybody who loves lifelong learning to read it. It is so enriching and I started my first two ultralearning projects by the proposed method (playing guitar and learning Portuguese).

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SUE

SUE

Currently reading "Tribal Leadership", Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization.
I very much like the practical angle of the book. Really tries to give insights and help the reader by providing coaching tips for how to improve the culture within your (organizational) Tribe. Lots of great case examples.

Bram

I agree completely with this comment. Certainly an inspiring book.

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David

David

Just read this interesting piece titled "Why the CEO of this multi-billion dollar firm wants to ‘unboss’ companies":
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/29/why-novartis-ceo-wants-to-unboss-companies.html

Joost

And may I suggest this LinkedIn article from their CHRO
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/journey-unboss-how-were-learning-lead-differently-steven-baert/

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