This month, I want to highlight how some of my 2006 summer reading influenced my thinking on strategy execution and rekindled my belief in information as a key differentiator within 21st century business management.

In June, Eric Beinhocker came out with the book Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics.1This book makes a compelling case for explaining our economy as a complex adaptive system and begins to explore the consequences for organizations as they rethink strategy management and organizational dynamics. The book is engaging and easily read with references for those who want to dig deeper. Recognizing that I may not do justice to the entirety of Beinhocker's thoughts, I would like to highlight some key ideas here.

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