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Innovation 2018 - Background Readings

Section 1: Understanding the Changing Work Landscape
Nicholas Carr, “Should the Laborer Fear Machines?” The Atlantic, September 29, 2014. Available online: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/should-the-laborer-fear-machines/380476/

Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson, “Automation in Everyday Life,” Pew Research Center, October 4, 2017. Available online: http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/10/04/automation-in-everyday-life/

“Eight Futures of Work: Scenarios and their Implications,” World Economic Forum, January 2018. Available online: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_FOW_Eight_Futures.pdf

Section 2: Navigating New Work Structures
John Hagel, Jeff Schwartz and Josh Bersin, “Navigating the future of work: Can we point business, workers, and social institutions in the same direction?” Deloitte Review, Issue 21, July 31, 2017. Available online: https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/deloitte-review/issue-21/navigating-new-forms-of-work.html

Tim O’Reilly, WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, Harper Collins Publishers, 2017: 320-332

“The Next Era of Human Machine Partnerships: Emerging Technologies’ Impact on Society & Work in 2030,” Institute for the Future, 2017: pages 17-21. Available online: http://www.iftf.org/fileadmin/user_upload/downloads/th/SR1940_IFTFforDellTechnologies_Human-Machine_070717_readerhigh-res.pdf

John Seely Brown, “The Future of Work: Navigating the Whitewater,” Pacific Standard, September 28, 2015. Available online: https://psmag.com/economics/the-future-of-work-navigating-the-whitewater

John Hagel, “Mastering the Learning Pyramid,” and “The Hidden Dimension of the Learning Pyramid,” in Edge Perspectives with John Hagel, November 28, 2017 and December 20, 2017. Available online: http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2017/11/mastering-the-learning-pyramid.html and http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2017/12/the-hidden-dimension-of-the-learning-pyramid.html

Esko Kilpi, “The ten principles of digital work,” Medium, May 31, 2018. Available online: https://medium.com/@EskoKilpi/the-ten-principles-of-digital-work-67a2f3462000

Section 3: Leadership
Scott Cook, “The Future of Work: Can Innovation Escape the Tyranny of the Hierarchy?” Pacific Standard, September 21, 2015. Available online: https://psmag.com/economics/the-future-of-work-can-innovation-escape-the-tyranny-of-the-hierarchy#.iu79chlcn

Joseph Pistrui, “The Future of Human Work is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy,” Harvard Business Review, January 18, 2018. Available online: https://hbr.org/2018/01/the-future-of-human-work-is-imagination-creativity-and-strategy#comment-section

Additional Reading (Optional)
Richard Adler, The Exponential Shift: Rethinking Organizational Business Models, (Washington, D.C.: Aspen Institute, 2017). Available online: http://csreports.aspeninstitute.org/documents/ExponentialShift.pdf