MEREDITH Strategy & Design

We design great places and spaces that enhance the experience of  work. 
Our purpose is to help companies and organizations of every scale
more effectively achieve their goals
and capture value from what they and their people do.

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M-Shaped Strategy Weekly for 12/29/13

Every week we read or capture a large variety of articles and other information that we find relevant to what we are up to. Here are some of the things we found interesting this week –

A platform thinking approach to building a business – Yep.

Electric cars may hold solution for power storage – From one grid to another.

Yes, 2013 was the year of the platform. And there’s more to come in 2014 – Confused of Calcutta is frequently very good.

The Lost World – Fossils of the future – Looking at issues in the environment.

Bob Peck’s Top 10 Disruptive Themes for 2014 – The Reformed Broker looks ahead

2013 was a lost year for tech – A lament on the lost traction in the industry that drives everything else.

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do – Related to platform thinking, above.

33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030 – Futurist covers his bases.

Complete 2013 Roundup – Venkat Rao is very interesting.

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013 – What HBR thinks about management.

Who am I to judge – An excellent introduction to Pope Francis.

24 books you've probably never heard of but that will probably change your life – Maybe.

Saving suburbia – On neighborhood diversity.

Okay, maybe that's enough for now.