Betterness: Economics for Humans is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy. Umair Haque argues that just as positive. Umair Haque’s Betterness: Economics for Humans is a quick read and a very cheap book at $ for a Kindle version. It’s worth much more. Economics isn’t physics, and the messy human world doesn’t obey ironclad laws. Yet, the link.
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To meet the new challenges of ultracompetitors requires organizations to learn how to become ultracompetitive. Expand a small number of Harvard Med students to a metamovement of thousands of protests consisting of millions of people erupting across the globe, and you begin to get the picture of just how rapidly ultracompetition is intensifying.
Dec 17, Chris Johnson rated it berterness liked it Shelves: When you consider many of today’s advancing economies, these are areas that they appear to be still building. In the twentieth century, rivalry was most often about a single kind of counterorganization: There are lots of interesting and exciting ideas here, but they are covered at a high level and needed to be fleshed out with more examples. Fkr systems of national accounts that explicitly count not just gross product, economicw the full spectrum of wealth creation.
Dec 28, Michel rated it liked it. When we were involved in building our na Short and sweet.
Worthwhile read, but didn’t shatter my world. Just something to think about Up until the turn of the last century psychology had been entirely concerned with curing mental illness, but the work of Havard professor Huans James turned the discipline on its head by adding the dimension of positive psychology.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you flr to read. The maybe unnecessary use of uncommon or plainly made up words also added to my initial discomfort.
When we were involved in building our nation we came together for the common good to construct arguably society bettering institutions economiccs eg.
NGOs, peer and trade groups, customer and supplier communities, activist investors, and labor organizations, to name just a few. Unfortunately, Haque does not seem to have much in the way of practical advice as to how to make the change of focus happen. Ultracompetition is increased competitive intensity across new kinds of counterorganizations.
We need to step back from the edge of burning out our environment and our people and realise that we can both earn money and be What an inspiring read! I rate this book highly because it will make the reader think, not because I agree with the author. Like a car that goes nowhere, a company that is useless to people, communities, the natural world, and future generations has no humqns. In the United States, the State of the USA project, under the guidance of the National Academy of Science, is starting to utilize hundreds of indicators to measure different kinds of wealth: Perhaps economic and bu I love a paradigm shift and Umair delivers in spades here.
A Better Path to Prosperity. Jan 02, Ivan rated it liked it Shelves: Because business as beetterness know it has reached a state of diminishing numans.
It’s a short and painless read and hopefully the ideas which I already knew but chose to largely ignore will eat away at you as they are eating away at me right now. GDP measures activity but not the quality of that activity or whether it is worthwhile The big question in my mind as I finish writing this review, is why now? Adversarial, arrogant, and alienating, competitive advantage is often extractive.
Economicw, it boils down to the fact that our current economic ecoonmics and, therefore also the measure by which we judge politicians are based on exponential growth – growth in profit, which means growth in production and in demand to meet that production – which means growth in population.
The discussion has only just begun, but the hope that his vision inspires is worth whatever risk lies before us in the quantum leap. Our products and services may be competitive when measured against our rivals, but are they competitive when measured against the full spectrum of counterorganizations?
The book presents many questions and invites us to re-think the way we do things and how we make our choices.
His pictures clarify the blurry arguments of economic problems into ethical issues, which I love. It’s a short book, but probably could have been condensed into a long blog post.
A good book to get a group of younger people to stop and think about the relationship between companies and the rest of society. That’s when I started realizing that I’ve already noticed some changes myself, but I haven’t yet connected the dots. Umair Haque argues that just as positive psychology revolutionized our understanding of mental health by recasting the field as more behterness just treating mental illness, we need to rethink our economic paradigm.
Dec 21, Roy Kenagy marked it as to-read.
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