The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty Author: Clayton M Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, Karen Dillon Publisher: HarperBusiness (January 15, 2019) HBXer–Marvin Hansen ‘s recommendation: When I started reading my copy, I got a deeper understanding that the prosperity paradox explains the phenomena of diminishing return that is so prevalent in modern day capitalism.The …

Optimizing Leadership (Harvard Extension School) Week 11-15

This list of music, video, article, and book is from MGMT E-4178 Optimizing Leadership at Harvard Extension School (HES) in Fall 2017 (Week 11-15), generously shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen Part One: Music *** 1. Audiomachine – Existence 2. Epic Score – Liberators (Epic Powerful Hybrid Action) 3. Epic Hybrid | Ivan Torrent – The Bounds of the …

Artificial Intelligence books & articles (Harvard Extension School)

Here is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) book list from Harvard Extension School (HES), again, generously shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen: Part One: AI Readings *** Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future Author: Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (June 27, 2017)   *** Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning …

The Americanization of Narcissism

The Americanization of Narcissism Author: Elizabeth Lunbeck Publisher: Harvard University Press (March 10, 2014) HBXer–Jingning Ao’s comment: Narcissism is usually a negative word in psychology, but do you know there is also a healthy narcissism? Professor Elizabeth Lunbeck is a professor in Department of History of Science at Harvard. I had the absolute honor to …

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? Author: Graham Allison Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 30, 2017) HBXer–Martin Ko’s review: The next entry in the book club: Destined For War, which is about whether the United States and China are on a collision course for either total war or no war at all. …

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice Author: Clayton M. Christensen, Karen Dillon, Taddy Hall, David S. Duncan Publisher: HarperBusiness; 1 edition (October 4, 2016) HBXer–Marvin Hansen’s comment: It is worth reading the book Competing Against Luck from cover to cover. I got an early access of the ebook a few days before the printed version …

Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment

Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment Author: Anita Elberse Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition (October 15, 2013) HBXer–Jingning Ao’s Recommendation: I was taking the 4th session of HBX-Managing Your Career Development led by Prof. Elberse earlier today. Prof. Elberse’s insightful research in the entertainment industry amazed me …

Negotiating Rationally

Negotiating Rationally Author: Max H. Bazerman, Margaret Neale Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 1994) HBXer–Joshua Senne’s Recommendation: I’m taking a negotiation course as part of my executive education at Stanford and wanted to post the recommended readings from the course if your interested in reading more about negotiation and such. (Book photo source: Amazon)

Outsmarting IQ: The Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence

Outsmarting IQ: The Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence Author: David Perkins Publisher: Free Press (March 1, 1995) HBXer–Marvin Hansen’s Comments: As for books to review, a true classic is “Outsmarting IQ: The Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence”. I bet a lot of folks here love the idea of “Learnable Intelligence”. It really doesn’t matter what brain …