More about the We Are Smarter Than Meproject to create business book with Wharton and MIT as its lead partners. There was a story in the WSJ a couple of weeks ago on the project, but this one from NPR is free.
|| Linda Ackley 2:58 PM
Thursday, November 16, 2006
MIT Wants to Know: Are We Really Smarter Than Me?
We Are Smarter Than Me is “a business community formed by business professionals to research and discuss the impact of social networks on traditional business functions”.
The central premise of We Are Smarter Than Me is that “large groups of people (”We”) can, and should, take responsibility for traditional business functions that are currently performed by companies, industries and experts (”Me”)”.
One of their first initiatives is a network book: “We are inviting thousands of contributors from leading institutions (Wharton, MIT, and Pearson) to participate in a revolutionary publishing project - a “network book” to be published in 2007 by Pearson Publishing. Each contributing member will be an author. In addition to research that will be conducted by MIT and Wharton faculty, a conference called Community 2.0 will be held next spring.”
Business Week had an excellent article For the Poor, Help from MBAs about microfinancing and social entrepreneurship. I suggest reading this article if you are interested in non-profit.
|| Linda Ackley 6:13 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Not sure if you have seen the Fast Company's list of best book of 2004. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid by C.K. Prahalad has been named #1 book of the year by them. I'll list the whole list back to you in the same Letterman-style that Fast Company did.
10. Word Spy by Paul McFedries 9. The Allure of Toxic Leaders by Jean Lipman-Blumen 8. Why People Buy Things They Don't Need by Pamela Danziger 7. Free Prize Inside by Seth Godin 6. Call of the Mall by Paco Underhill 5. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki 4. Unstuck by Keith Yamashita 3. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 2. Managers Not MBAs by Henry Mintzberg 1. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid by C.K. Prahalad
|| Linda Ackley 1:35 AM
Saturday, March 05, 2005
C. K. Prahalad's "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid" named best business book of the year by Amazon!!!
Amazon.com names C.K. Prahalad's Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid the top business book of 2004, according to the editors at Amazon.com. The editors stated that, "Our favorite book of the year in Business challenges readers to reexamine their thoughts about Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) markets."
Yup. Very cool, huh? This is a highly coveted award in a book world. It has been a truly exceptional year for Ross School of Business - a generous gift from Stephen Ross - the largest donation even given to any business school, a number one position in the prestigious Wall Street Journal MBA Ranking and now Prof. C.K. Prahalad book was ranked the best business book of the year by Amazon. Truly an amazing year!!!
SPECIAL REPORT: Corporate Social Responsibility at Michigan
No, I've not deserted. I've been too busy with classes, job search, more classes and than even more job search... and, truth be told (the whole point of Blogging, right?), I'm bone tired but I still love my time here. Now I'm back ... a little.
We have just published a special report on corporate social responsibility. Here is the official description:
With nineteen faculty members researching, teaching classes and publishing articles and books on corporate social responsibility (CSR), the Stephen M. Ross School of Business is a leading national, education force on this important topic.
This Special Report congregates the critical mass of activity currently underway at the school. Faculty, undergraduate, MBA and doctoral students are at work–and making a difference–in this emerging business arena. You will learn about the school's resources (centers and institutes, dual degree options, internship and consulting programs and student clubs) as well as its faculty, recent books and more.
You can check out the report here (As I know you will want to!).