Boundless Reads #61 — Five #goodreads to Start Your Week
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#1 Complex Decision Making: The Cynefin framework for decision making breaks down different types of decisions - simple, chaotic, complicated and complex. Incredibly useful way to think about different decisions as we tend to only think about decision making in the simple and complicated sense and don't realize that many problems intoday'ss world are now mostly chaotic and complex.
#2 Unemployment: Everything you would want to know about the drivers behind unemployment. His conclusion: robots are not taking our jobs. However, traditional middle-class jobs are disappearing and while some people are moving towards upper-class jobs, most people are now moving towards low-wage jobs. There may some optimism here as many of these "low-wage" jobs are built on human relationships (think retail), but the challenge is we don't have a good structure for paying people well in these jobs yet.
#3 Switzerland: How voting works in Switzerland - where there are four national votes scheduled every year as well as local votes also happening in smaller regions. This local and direct approach is also why Nassim Taleb thinks Switzerland is the most "antifragile" to falling apart over the long arc of history.
#4 Guns: Like a lot of history - it is not what you expect. This Radiolab podcast highlights the history of gun rights activism and traces it back to the civil rights era when Ronald Reagan was a gun control supporter - yes, really - because people were not happy with black panthers openly carrying firearms.
#5 Lynchpin: Seth Godin's book "Lynchpin" is fantastic. If you want to read one book that will help you shift your thinking in terms of what skills, mindset and approaches will succeed in making a living in today's world - this is it.
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