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.

It's all I've ever really wanted.

And it can happen at work.


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