While the rating tells you how good a book is according to our two core criteria, it says nothing about its particular defining features. Therefore, we use a set of 20 qualities to characterize each book by its strengths:
Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
Ideas about work are changing at a rapid pace, thanks to shifting attitudes, behaviors, social trends and new technologies. Futurist Jacob Morgan explores the factors influencing how people work and predicts what businesses need to do to survive and thrive in the future. Writing in a clear, accessible voice, Morgan offers guiding principles for business leaders who want to embrace change and stay competitive. His ideas will help you rethink how your workplace functions and will encourage you to challenge dated, traditional ideologies and practices. getAbstract recommends his report to all those who want to help their organizations become more innovative, flexible and aware of the future.
About the Author
Futurist and keynote speaker Jacob Morgan co-founded the FOW community, a network of business leaders who discuss future visions of the workplace. He contributes to Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and other outlets.