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Influential work & thinking, that we like:

WHATS YOUR MOONSHOT, by John Sanei 

Future-proof yourself and your business in the age of exponential disruption. Do you have the mindset to thrive? Are you a victim or an architect of the future? Cape Town-based trend and innovation strategist, John Sanei, explains what it takes to thrive – rather than merely survive – in our exponentially changing times. He decodes the mega-trends reshaping human behaviour and the way we do business, and explains how to innovate your business so as to make a positive impact on millions, if not billions, of people.

ORIGINALS, by Adam Grant 

Originals is about how to champion new ideas and fight groupthink. Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent.

WELLBEING ECONOMY, by Lorenzo Fioramonti

“Success in a World Without Growth.” Since the global financial crisis, growth has vanished in the more industrialised economies and in the so-called developing countries. Fioramonti argues that the pursuit of growth often results in more losses than gains and in damage, inequalities and conflicts. By breaking free from the growth mantra, we can build a better society that puts the wellbeing of all at its centre. A wellbeing economy would have tremendous impact on everything we do, boosting small businesses and empowering citizens as the collective leaders of tomorrow.

START WITH WHY, by Simon Sinek

In business, it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it. Start with Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way – they all started with why. Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question – Why? Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business. 

LEAN STARTUP, by Eric Reis

“How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses.” The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively.