We are big believers in living a life of continuous learning, a life where intellectual curiosity is rewarded with new ideas and new ways of seeing the world. In fact, at Small Giants we thrive on this belief; it is core to our being.
However, learning takes many forms and for too long the business world has placed too much weight on formal education. In a changing business climate, with the rise of social enterprise, social responsibility, co-working and collaboration, it is time we also shifted our thinking on business education.
So, we have put together an informal curriculum for those who would like to learn about the Small Giants philosophy of business. Some of the materials below are the best examples of tradition business thinking, and some express crazy new ideas that are changing the game. There are fiction and non-fiction books, documentaries, conferences, forums, newsletters and examples of co-working spaces.
These are the ideas that have shaped the Small Giants team and the ideas that drive us to create the world we want to live in. Enjoy the journey and let the discovery of new ideas drive innovation for social change…
P.S. Use the comments section below to add your own books/resources that inspire you.
- Tribes – Seth Godin
- Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariel
- Good to Great – Jim Collins
- Small Giants – Bo Burlingham
- Cradle to Cradle – William McDonough & Michael Braungart
- Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl
- Natural Capitalism – Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, & L. Hunter Lovins
- How to Cure a Fanatic – Amos Oz
- Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Perzig
- Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur (and many others…)
Communities, Collaboration and Co-Working