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Tim Kastelle is Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management at The University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane, Australia. He studies, writes, teaches and consults on the topic of innovation management, with a focus on how to drive growth through innovation. He blogs at Innovation for Growth.
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The Power and Promise (First Knowledges)
Margo Neale, Lynne Kelly - 2020-10-27
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Songlines: The Power and Promise has a blend of Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices. It offers what Margo Neale calls ‘the third archive’. Aboriginal people use songlines to store their knowledge, while Western cultures use writing and technology. Aboriginal people now use a third archive – a combination of the two.The authors believe that the thi...
Tim Kastelle
@dermotcasey @jhagel This is even better than Chatwin’s book, and the series is really interesting too, and directly addresses song lines as memory techniques.      source
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Sand Talk
How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
Tyson Yunkaporta - 2020-05-12 (first published in 2019)
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A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability—and offers a new template for living.As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual...
Tim Kastelle
Sand Talk is one of the best books of the past couple of years.      source
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Peter Morville
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Pig City
10th Anniversary Edition
Andrew Stafford - 2014-10-01 (first published in 2004)
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A 10th anniversary edition of this cult classic with a new introduction From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption.Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-P...
Tim Kastelle
@staffo_sez it was you that helped Nancy and I see buttonquail today at Western Creek, right? If so, thank you - we needed the help! If it was a different Andrew, well, Pig City is still a fantastic book, so thanks for that.      source
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Ann Pendleton-Jullian - 2010-04-01
Given the fact that over the past two decades intellection and technology have conspired to subject the architectural design studio to so profound a sea change, one would imagine that the discipline's discourse would roil with debate on the transformations of the studio and their consequences. Yet where one expects a tumult, one instead finds a cas...
Tim Kastelle
Good book! Glad you survived the primitive tech @matt_perez - I’m grappling with one of those glued together paper things right now too - Four (+1) Studios by Ann Pendleton-Jullian, which is excellent.      source
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Orbiting the Giant Hairball
A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace
Gordon MacKenzie - 1998-04-01 (first published in 1996)
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Creativity is crucial to business success. But too often, even the most innovative organization quickly becomes a "giant hairball"--a tangled, impenetrable mass of rules, traditions, and systems, all based on what worked in the past--that exercises an inexorable pull into mediocrity. Gordon McKenzie worked at Hallmark Cards for thirty years, many o...
Tim Kastelle
Good book! Glad you survived the primitive tech @matt_perez - I’m grappling with one of those glued together paper things right now too - Four (+1) Studios by Ann Pendleton-Jullian, which is excellent.      source
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Bob Sutton
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The World We Create
Tomas Björkman - 2019-09-26
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The world is entering a new technological, social and global age and it is our ability to create meaning which will decide whether we face a bright future or a tragic decline.   We are living in an unsustainable state of cultural tension. Stress and depression are becoming more common, we are destroying our environment and while the rich becom...
Tim Kastelle
It’s a terrific book!      source
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The Memo
What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table
Minda Harts - 2019-08-20
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From microaggressions to the wage gap, The Memo empowers women of color with actionable advice on challenges and offers a clear path to success.Most business books provide a one-size-fits-all approach to career advice that overlooks the unique barriers that women of color face. In The Memo, Minda Harts offers a much-needed career guide tailored spe...
Tim Kastelle
@annetgriffin @dionnewarwick @MindaHarts It’s a fantastic book!      source
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Bianca Belair
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Celia V. Harquail - 2019-06-23
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In this concise book, feminist thought is made accessible and relevant to both students and management practitioners. An empowering introduction to an often-overlooked key idea, this book illuminates how feminist thinking can liberate our understanding of work and management. Feminism: A Key Idea for Business and Society boldly challenges assumptio...
Tim Kastelle
It’s a great book!      source
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Just Enough Research
Erika Hall - 2013-01-01
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Design research is a hard slog that takes years to learn and time away from the real work of design, right? Wrong.Good research is about asking more and better questions, and thinking critically about the answers. Its something every member of your team can and should do, and which everyone can learn, quickly. And done well, it will save you time b...
Tim Kastelle
“A large corporation is more like Australia: it’s impossible to see the whole landscape at once and there are so many things capable of maiming or killing you.” Just Enough Research by ⁦@mulegirl⁩ is a fantastic book - highly recommended.      source
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Ninth Street Women
Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler
Mary Gabriel - 2019-09-24 (first published in 2018)
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Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times). Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always ...
Tim Kastelle
Good post from @garancedore, referencing the great book by Mary Gabriel Ninth Street Women, which profiles Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell & Helen Frankenthaler: Is Satisfaction the Enemy of Creativity?      source