Looking to inject yourself with some fresh thinking?
If you’re interested in economics, competition and strategy (specifically why our economy sucks and how we got to where we are today), here’s a great speech by Umair Haque. download Big Nothing
If you haven’t been following him at his Edge Economy blog, just watch this video and you’ll understand exactly what he’s talking about in his blog.
Umair’s talk is structured around his Laws of Constructive Capitalism which I list here.
- Strategy is a commodity
- Competition is obsolete
- There is nothing more asymmetrical than an ideal
- Tomorrow is today
- Connections not transactions
- People, not product
- Creativity, not productivity
- Outcomes, not incomes
- Advantage is in the DNA
- The Next Revolution is institutional
A lot of the ideas (which he goes into a lot of detail) he discusses on his blog are presented in this speech, so do yourself a favor and watch the video.