Posted by Jessica Esch on Monday, December 20, 2010
This book is about how institutions need to harness the talent of their employees if they want to thrive in a world where change is constant and knowledge is scarce. While I didn't consider it a riveting read, I do think it's an important read. Especially if you're thinking about jumping ship and hanging out your own shingle.
I read about work a lot, you see, which is funny because I've never particularly cared for working for other people. I've always seen it as something I had to do so I could do the things I wanted to do. I've gotten better over time but still carefully monitor the balance between work and play.
Finishing this book felt like I was coming to the end of that very long quest to make peace with work. One of the book's final lines drove it home:
We now have the ability to shape a world that encourages and celebrates our efforts to become who we were meant to be.