Top 10 reads of the week:
- Blindsided by Trump's victory? HBR unpicks what happened using Behavioural Science (HBR)
- We're seeing a groundswell of companies driven by purpose, but it turns out that's not enough. It's the type of purpose and how it's conveyed that drives bottom line. (HBR)
- MIT's 50 smartest companies list causes mixed feelings on the future of work, given that Nestlé is turning its efforts to health and biome gut research whilst Mobileye uses over 600 humans to train the machine training data for driverless cars. (MIT)
- Is the quest for happiness making us less creative? The latest psychology research on creativity shows there are 14 components and happiness isn't one of them. (World Economic Forum)
- The gig economy has been in the spotlight this week in a big way. A landmark employment tribunal ruled that Uber drivers are entitled to employee rights has sparked a ministerial debate over 'gig economy' minimum wage. (The Memo)
- Meanwhile McKinsey Global Institute released their latest paper on the gig economy worldwide, showing that numbers are hugely underestimated in Europe and the US (McKinsey & Co)
- What the latest research on empathy towards inanimate objects teaches us about design. (The Mindset Co)
- In the face of AI, how do we design human organisations and workplaces that celebrate the emotional and social aspects of our work? (TED talk)
- In the latest David vs. Goliath moment, Slack - the 'messaging app for teams who are changing the world' - took on incumbent Microsoft with an open letter: Dear Microsoft...
- For those feeling inspired into action by the global events of the week: we've been reading Dave Gray's wonderful book, Liminal Thinking. A way to create change by understanding, shaping and reframing beliefs, liminal thinking is for anyone ready to start making changes.
Dave Gray will be joining us for a feature interview later in the year to tell us more about his work on creating change. Watch this space.
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