May 2013 Recommended Resources
by Will Richardson
Richardson discusses whether or not education still holds value in its current form. How can schools adjust to this new age? This is an in-depth look at how connected educators are beginning to change their classroom practice. Why School? serves as a starting point for important conversations around the real school reforms that must ensue, offering a bold plan for rethinking how we teach our kids and the consequences if we don’t. This 51-page Ted publication is available as an e-book.
Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change
by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown
The authors create a vision of learning for the future that is achievable, scalable and grows along with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it. The result is a new form of culture in which knowledge is seen as fluid and evolving, the personal is both enhanced and refined in relation to the collective, and the ability to manage, negotiate and participate in the world is governed by the play of the imagination.
by Ayesha and Parag Khanna
Technology no longer just processes our instruction; it has its own agency, and we respond to it as much as it responds to us. What this means for societies and individuals, as well as communities and nations, is world-changing. How will we respond and adapt? This 79-page Ted publication is available as an e-book.
by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Collins’ and Hansen’s analysis enumerates the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, fast-moving times. The study results are full of surprises, and the authors challenge conventional wisdom with their list of thought-provoking, sticky and supremely practical concepts.
Executive Strategies for Tough Times
by Donald T. Phillips
The author brings history alive with crisp prose and historical accuracy as he examines Lincoln’s diverse leadership abilities and how they can be applied to today’s complex world. This book helped pave the way toward the creation of an entire new genre of books on historical leadership. Currently in its 23rd printing, it has been translated into seven languages.