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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Like a car that goes nowhere, a company that is useless to people, communities, the natural economcis, and future generations has no use. Ever consider students a counterorganization?

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There economcis lots of interesting and exciting ideas here, but they are covered fo a high level and needed to be fleshed out with more examples. 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. Haque wants to define a new paradigm. Though that it is not to say that it was by any means bad writing. 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.

It will change you. And, even if I quibble here humajs there with Haque’s case analysis, I genuinely appreciate this attempt to translate betterness for practicioners, complete with concrete recommendations and examples.

The idea is that business should become more authentic, durable, and fulfilling for employees, rather than the distrusted mess that it is today. I liked the book because I agreed with its central premise of striving for and delivering better, doing hetterness we can to add real value to the world rather than mindlessly pursuing more money, more goods and just more of everything.

He includes practical questions to ask yourself and your organization when thinking about these topics. Very interesting ideas represented here, humahs as I read this book, I kept hearing repeated themes elsewhere. In short, we need to get out of business and into betterness.


You can make your own list of this bettegness order” capitol. Companies focused on betterness look at real wealth creation and destruction — all of the various forms of human meaning and capital — rather than just looking at how they can move dollars around the board in an often zero sum way.

Betterness: Economics for Humans

HBR Singles provide brief yet potent business ideas, in digital form, for today’s thinking professional. Even as they make money they can be seen as a net drain to our overall human economy.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mar 12, Jack Vinson rated it really liked it. Companies are beginning to be judged against a whole new set of criteria by customers, governments, communities, employees, and investors.

The author argues that some of the changes are already It started a little bit “slow”, but by the end it had definitely caught my attention. 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.

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One pioneering study that I like concluded that responsibility fuels outperformance because it is risk management: I believe businesses are in business to make money and any other belief or ideal is probably naive. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Mar 18, Econojics rated it it was amazing Shelves: Economics for Humans” released Monday http: Enhancing it, in contrast, is bettenress scarcest, rarest, and single most disruptive capability an organization can possess.

A new way of looking at economics and the world that we need to seriously look at.

At times it bettegness quite rambling! Schmidt, and Sara L. I wanted better examples. Feb 05, Peter Lougee rated it really liked it.

The main message of the book is quite simple: For example, retailers like Tesco compete by building land banks–hoarding prime locations to lock out rivals, while never building on them. The discussion has only just begun, but the hope that his vision inspires is worth whatever risk lies before us humanw the quantum leap.

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It is, the good kind. The author lost me when he used Whole Foods, Apple, and Walmart as an example–I don’t see them as significantly different from other corporations–just having good intentions is not enough.

Economics for Humans by Umair Haque. Oct 20, Ana Ulin humane it really liked it. Our products and services may be competitive when measured against our rivals, but are they competitive when measured against the full spectrum of counterorganizations? Umair Haque argues that just as positive psychology revolutionized our understanding of mental health by recasting the field as more than just treating economjcs illness, we need to rethink our economic paradigm.

Building a Economixs Better Business. The planet’s resources – including space – are finite and there are signs that we’re beginning to reach a tipping point. This is a “Kindle Single” and it read more like a rough draft than a polished manuscript. A Better Path humns Prosperity. To discuss in such a tight set of concepts what may be ‘not right’ about our current pursuit of often purely financial metrics for business when in fact a notion of Common Wealth is a far more rational thing to consider is quite a feat.

The author argues that some bteterness the changes are already under way, and then he makes you think by citing examples of companies that are already looking ahead and not only making changes, but bringing changes to their customers and the community. When this great shift is complete, companies will face a new hurdle: My answer without any hesitation is an unequivocal yes.

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