The organisation designs are changing to better address our new connected and highly innovative world. I explored these initially through an ebook on organisation structure for business growth (co-authored with Anne McCrossan, Advisor, specialist in Social business Design and founder of Visceral Business). Of particular interest is newemployee roles for business growth, a blogpost I wrote years back. Here is a link to more of my blogposts on organisation structure.
My Second Book "Understanding Firms: A Manager's Model of the Firm" presents a unique model at intersection of economic and managerial theory to help design firms. The model uses five elements - the concept of transaction chains, Coase transaction cost hypothesis, Porter’s bargaining power theory, transaction-profiling and new types of employee-roles. The model gives insight into which mergers will work, how to make them work, how to promote disruptive innovation, how to manage knowledge oriented teams etc. It explains strategy failures, competition blindness and inefficiency. In my words I try to answer what makes the Buffet's "moat" and what makes it stronger. This model will help us make firms better.
World without poverty is one of my dreams! Experts like Jacqueline Novogratz through Acumen Fund, Dambisa Moyo, Jeffery Sachs, Mohammed Younus, etc are grappling with the problem. Yet, we need a view on life of the poor. I attempt to do this through an e-book "A Future without Poverty". It is my contribution to understanding and eradication of poverty in the world. Briefly it covers three main aspects:
How poor get poor? I look at three phases over which a household gets into a poverty trap. This, I believe, is critical to understand as it harbours solutions to the poverty problems. Further, it also leads us to a basic framework for solving the poverty crisis everywhere.
Snakes and Ladders Approach: Getting a community out of poverty needs a customized solution. Each community faces its challenges (snakes) but has opportunities (ladders) hidden within its structure. This framework may be used to build a customized approach for the community.
Structural v/s transient poverty : One of the central idea I want to highlight is the difference between temporary poverty - one that household can get out of versus structural poverty - one that seduces the household into believing that they can get out of poverty.
My ebook "A Future without Poverty" is available for download free.