Why Business Leaders Need to Read More Science Fiction

Harvard Business Review

Infomocracy , by governance researcher Malka Older, explores how software could change our public institutions through the social and technical engineering of elections. Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age inspired Jeff Bezos to create the Kindle ; Sergey Brin mines Stephenson’s even more famous Snow Crash for insights into virtual reality. Assumptions toppled Kodak despite the fact that its engineers built the first digital camera in 1975.

The 3 Things CEOs Worry About the Most

Harvard Business Review

Randall Stephenson of AT&T explained, “We had 270,000 people we employed around the globe. CEOs have a lot to worry about, but what are their greatest concerns? What keeps them awake at night?