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View the documentDiscussion -- product design
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View the documentDiscussion -- books on corporate careers

Ramesh Ravula ( says that Charles Handy's The Age of Unreason is delightful reading. (A WSJ review of Workplace 2000 was not particularly favorable.) Ramesh also recommends Kenichi Ohmae's The Borderless World. Another good book is High Technology Entrepreneurs, which describes formation of many companies -- DEC, EG&G, Thinking Machines, etc. The author, a Sloan School professor, shows that MIT and other Boston-area university labs are spinning out more companies than are Silicon Valley schools (mainly Stanford).

-- Ken