Barbara Gray, CFA – December 16, 2013 – I thought it would be worthwhile to continue on the holiday tradition and share with you some of the words of wisdom from the authors of the top dozen of the 50+ business strategy books I read the past year. The common theme that runs through all these quotes is that we are entering a new Social Era, one in which companies need to be transparent, authentic, and engaging in terms of their core values, culture, and community. I encourage you to spend some time thinking about these words of wisdom (click on the quote to see what book it came from) as they provide a lot of valuable insight into how the corporate landscape is changing.
“Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.”
“Scarcity is the dominant driver of the industrial age. Scarce resources, scarce machines, scarce labor, and scarce shelf space. The connection economy thrives on abundance. Connection creates more connection. Trust creates more trust. Ideas create more ideas.”
And as this is just a small sampling of the over 100 business strategy books we currently feature in our Brady Capital Research Library, I encourage you to check out our full list here: http://bradycap.com/library/.
Happy reading over the holidays!