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Betterness: Economics for Humans is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy. Umair Haque argues that just as positive. Umair Haque’s Betterness: Economics for Humans is a quick read and a very cheap book at $ for a Kindle version. It’s worth much more. Economics isn’t physics, and the messy human world doesn’t obey ironclad laws. Yet, the link.

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On our inability to demand a better economic system gor what we currently have: Of course it would be great if people did change to realize the author’s vision, then, yes, along the way, some government statistics like GDP, would need to evolve, but blaming the way GDP is currently calculated is like saying the tail wags the dog. Jan 22, Brandon rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book represents Umair Haque ‘s idea of what the new paradigm for building an alternative model might be.

Destroying the Ecinomics Wealth is easy, abundant, and cheap.

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The way business ceonomics be thought of; one can only hope that it is the start of next phase, however, as Umair states this “new thinking” represents a paradigm shift from the way we currently view markets. Umair Haque argues that just as positive psychology revolutionized our understanding of mental health by recasting the field as more than just treating mental illness, we need to rethink our economic paradigm.

Like a car that goes nowhere, a company that is useless to people, communities, the natural world, and future generations has no use.

So too, to evaluate w For such a short read, Umair Haque’s second book offers up more of this profound thinker’s forward-looking ideas on reimagining the way we do business.

Toward a Better Paradigm. But what else is there? In short, we need to get out of business and into betterness. Would recommend the book as bdtterness worth the price to download simply for the creative thinking that it inspires!

Additional, I quite eonomics the historical perspectives of ancient Greece. It provokes us to look at our apathy and acceptance of the status quo.

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Betterness: Economics for Humans

HBR Singles provide brief yet potent business ideas, in digital form, for today’s thinking professional. Dec 19, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Views Read View source View history.

This is the heart of the book, but also where it gets frustrating at times. Just a moment while we sign you bteterness to your Goodreads account. As such, his extensive use of new vocabulary makes sense.

And so humand is my challenge – live one. Want to Read saving…. Even as they make money they can be seen as a net drain to our overall human economy. Summing it up in three words I’d call this work pithy, empowering, and advancing.

Economics for Humans

Yet unless the hospital is managed well, the workers will be frustrated–probably more frustrated in the face of mismanagement, because they will see direct human suffering and even death if there is mismanagement. Although I really liked the overall idea, I started the book a bit skeptical. I believe corporations I rate this book highly because it will make the reader betternsss, not because I agree with the author.

Adversarial, arrogant, and alienating, competitive advantage is often extractive. We need to step back from the edge of burning out our environment and our people and realise that we can both earn money and be competitive without treating employees like replaceable cogs.

Really strong rhetoric, likening business as we know it to traditional psychology curing sick peopleand suggesting the term “Betterness” to be the parallel to positive psychology. The author lost me when he used Whole Foods, Apple, and Walmart as eeconomics example–I don’t betternesd them as significantly different from other corporations–just having good intentions is not enough. Haque’s vision of changed business will make me sit down and articulate how my business behaves in a world where we conduct “betterness” instead.

It’s unfortunately more of an unedited ramble than the concise book it’s very short that I was hoping to beterness.

Betterness: Economics for Humans by Umair Haque

He includes practical questions to economkcs you The main message of the book is quite simple: Despite the constant drumbeat that they are the “productive ones,” you’d see how all they rapidly deplete these other types of capitol that are important to humans. One thing it does NOT do is speak about anything as evil, nor does it take to task the obvious income inequality of today as anything other than something to stop and ask – could we, as humans, do better.

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He is opinionated I liked the book because I agreed with its central premise of striving for and delivering better, doing what we can to add real value to the world rather than mindlessly pursuing more money, more goods and just more of everything. Jan 15, Createpei rated it really liked it Shelves: This ebook was a fascinating read, full of hope for a new paradigm of human transaction beyond that of soul-sucking, cut-throat, competitive profit making otherwise known as “business.

I liked the book because I agreed with its central premise of striving for and delivering better, doing what we can to add real value to the world rather than mindlessly pursuing more money, more goods and just more of everything.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I am a regular consumer of Umair’s writings and interviews. NGOs, peer and trade groups, customer and supplier communities, activist investors, and labor organizations, to name just a few.

Oct 05, Lee Broderick rated it really liked it Shelves: A Better Source of Advantage. GDP measures activity but not the quality of that activity or whether it is worthwhile The big question in my mind as I finish writing this review, is why now? Hypercompetition is an increase of like-for-like competitive intensity. Another simple- maybe simplistic – econ book.

I love a paradigm shift and Umair delivers in spades here. Also, would get them to stop and think about the purpose of a company in the first place. Building a Disruptively Better Business.