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The Power of Pull by John Hagel III
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it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction, career

The Power of Pull succeeded in getting me to think about the hypothesis - that current business is trending away from top-down effectiveness toward bottom-up, using new networks of relationships and communication. But they didn't convince me that they have a unified theory that allows individuals and institutions to succeed in this new scheme.

The argument is built anecdote by anecdote. I don't disagree that there is a paradigm shift occurring. But a collection of anecdotes does not a paradigm make. That will be left for history to decide.

There is good stuff here. The authors remind individuals to make our passion our vocation. Good advice, for those that have any control over their fate. Many do not, due to economic and other circumstances. Institutions need to empower their individual contributors. Also good advice. Yet that's nothing new, either.

Documents the trend, but fails to capture the paradigm.
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May 10, 2010 – Shelved
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