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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:

Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson, “Automation in Everyday Life,” Pew Research Center, October 4, 2017. Available online:

“Eight Futures of Work: Scenarios and their Implications,” World Economic Forum, January 2018. Available online:

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:

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:

John Seely Brown, “The Future of Work: Navigating the Whitewater,” Pacific Standard, September 28, 2015. Available online:

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: and

Esko Kilpi, “The ten principles of digital work,” Medium, May 31, 2018. Available online:

Section 3: Leadership
Scott Cook, “The Future of Work: Can Innovation Escape the Tyranny of the Hierarchy?” Pacific Standard, September 21, 2015. Available online:

Joseph Pistrui, “The Future of Human Work is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy,” Harvard Business Review, January 18, 2018. Available online:

Additional Reading (Optional)
Richard Adler, The Exponential Shift: Rethinking Organizational Business Models, (Washington, D.C.: Aspen Institute, 2017). Available online: