Weekend Leadership Reading: 12/28/18

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about what the future holds

From Robin Lewis: Leadership, Culture, Capital and Speed: Barriers or Boosters?

“the big, and even smaller legacy retailers and brands I speak to, have watched the general unveiling of a new world, and as the fog is lifting see that chaos is giving way to clarity. Most of them know what they must do to successfully enter the new world. And most of them can articulate how they are going to do it. However, all of them, in their own words, cite four major barriers to successful implementation of the strategies necessary to get there.”

From Wharton: Why Books Matter for the Long Run

“Book publishing is a business and increasingly a technical one, but at its heart it is an art, writes Peter J. Dougherty in this opinion piece. He is the editor-at-large at Princeton University Press, for which he was the director from 2005 until his retirement in 2017, and currently sits as the Fox Family Pavilion Scholar and distinguished senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.”

From Inc.: The 3 Business Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2019

“Forget self-driving cars and robot workers. There’s lots more happening in tech that’s wildly unexpected–if not straight from science fiction–that will become a part of daily life sooner than you think.”

From Ben Thompson: The State of Technology at the End of 2018

“This article is a bit of an annual tradition: in mid-December I summarize the state of technology, and appropriately enough, this year’s edition coincides with a tech executive testifying in front of Congress.”

From Heinan Landa: Top 10 Technology Trend Predictions For 2019

“What can we expect from technology in 2019? Here are my top ten predictions for consumers and businesses alike.”

Book Suggestions

Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future: Publishing, Past, Present and Future by Jason Epstein

The New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything by Bob Johansen

The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas by Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder

The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past (Popular Mechanics) by Popular Mechanics and Gregory Benford

SALT Summaries, Condensed Ideas About Long-term Thinking by Stewart Brand

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