Reading for general managers
Andrew McAfee - Researcher, Academic
Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges
Charlene Li - Analyst, Consultant
Empowered : Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business
My Take Away: Consumers are empowered. The only way you can meet their needs is to empower your employees using Enterprise 2.0 tools. A good guide for business and people leaders.
My takeaway: The way an organizations leadership behaves needs to change to adapt to the new generation of people and tools.
Morten Hansen's book, "Collaboration"
Recommended by @movito
My takeaway: The book focuses on the economic value of collaboration.
Reading for designers and users of people management systems
Richard H Thaler and Cass R Sunstein - Academics
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
My takeway: I understood how choice architecture by designers of systems can influence people.
Nicholas A Christakis and James H. Fowler - Academics
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
My takeway: I understood the power of connections and how they affect our lives. The strength of weak links was a good lesson.
Clay Shirky - Academic
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
My takeaway: I understood why there is a sudden surge in people's urge to creating rather than just consume.
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
Seth Godin - Thinker, Marketer
Tribes: We need you to lead us
Linchpin : Are You Indispensable?
My takeaway : In todays world, the factory needs the worker more than how much the worker needs the factory.
Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson - Entrepreneurs, Radical Thinkers
My takeaway: A small number of companies are disrupting traditional thinking about hiring, managing and retaining workers. 37 Signals is a company to watch.
The Age of Engage: Reinventing Marketing for Today's Connected, Collaborative, and Hyperinteractive Culture
Don Tapscott - Researcher, Consultant
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Learning, Performance Management and Succession
Jay Cross - Thinker, Researcher, ConsultantInformal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance
My takeaway : Conversation is the best learning technology. Learning systems should enable conversation.
Ram Charan - Thinker, Academic, Consultant
Leaders at All Levels: Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis
My takeaway : Apprenticeship is the key to succession planning and dialog among leaders is the key to talent management. Not a system that tries to automate talent management.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
My takeaway: Higher financial incentives do not improve performance in 'cognitive' tasks.
Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide: Business thinking and strategies behind successful Web 2.0 implementations
Network Challenge : Strategy Profit And Risk In An Interlinked World
Demographics and Millennial Generation
- Keeping The Millennials: Why Companies Are Losing Billions in Turnover to This Generation- and What to Do About It
- The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm
- Growing Up Digital : The Rise of the Net Generation
- Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World
These book are not directly related to people management. But they are a good read to understand trends in the consumer world.