The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care Authors: Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome  H. Grossman, Jason Hwang Synopsis This book prescribes an innovative and disruptive solution to avert the threat of rising healthcare costs. The authors identify the reasons why healthcare is in a ‘terminal illness‘, citing stark statistics of spiralling healthcare budgets. The book proffers wide ranging suggestions to control… Read More The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

Quiet

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Author: Susan Cain SYNOPSIS This book is an affirmation of the role of introverts in society. It explores the creative contributions of introverts to human advancement, and reviewed the value they add to groups and organisations. The author challenges the myth of ‘the extrovert ideal‘ which dominates modern life,… Read More Quiet

Emergence

Emergence Author: Steven Johnson BOOK CONTENTS What have ants, brain cells, cities, and computer software have in common, and what can human institutions learn from them? The answer is self-organisation or emergence, a system the author describes as the ‘…movement from low-level rules to higher-level sophistication…’ (page 18). In this organisational set up, problems are… Read More Emergence

Surpassing Ourselves

Surpassing Ourselves: An Inquiry into the Nature and Implications of Expertise Authors: Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia   BOOK CONTENTS Why do some novices become ‘…experts in their line of work…’ when others go on to ‘…swell the ranks of incompetent out mediocre functionaries’? (page ix).  What factors ‘…foster continuing growth in competence’? (page ix),… Read More Surpassing Ourselves