Summer Intellectual Nourishment 2021

Publicerat 1 July 2021

As the summer vacation is just around the corner, we at KTH Executive School would like to thank all of you who participated, shared and co-created in our 100% online learning sessions this term. We hope that this holiday season will bring you time to relax, reflect and recharge with family and friends. 

In case you wish for some intellectual nourishment, we have prepared a selection of thought-provoking readings for you.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Being a global though leader, Adam Grant explores the critical art of rethinking in this book. How questioning your various opinions can reposition you at work and in life. Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn but in a rapidly changing world the most crucial skill may be the ability to rethink and unlearn. You can find it here.

China’s microchip ambitions: Semiconductors advance the next phase of techno-nationalism

This report highlights the ongoing China – US positioning, and we are proud to have had its author, Alex Capri in our faculty this year, as a result of a collaboration with the business school at National University of Singapore.

Topics covered are strategic decoupling, tech alliances, innovation mercantilism, and the In-China-For-China strategy question. Also export controls and restricted entity lists that continue to be weaponized in semiconductor supply chains, and tech alliances that continue to affect reshoring and diversification of global value chains. You can find the report here.

Leading Remotely: Achieving Success in a Globally Connected World

Mike Parkes´s  book features practical examples and insights from leaders across the globe, and draws upon over 15 years of empirical research to provide essential advice on how to successfully lead remote teams. You can find it here.

Have a nice summer!