Betterness: Economics for Humans is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy. Umair Haque argues that just as positive. Umair Haque’s Betterness: Economics for Humans is a quick read and a very cheap book at $ for a Kindle version. It’s worth much more. Economics isn’t physics, and the messy human world doesn’t obey ironclad laws. Yet, the link.

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Economics for Humans

Jan 15, Createpei rated it really liked it Shelves: Adversarial, arrogant, and alienating, competitive advantage is often extractive. In doing so, he suggests we re-examine some of the economic ideas of the Ancient Greeks as a balance to the Renaissance. Feb 01, Nathanael Coyne rated it it was amazing Recommended to Nathanael by: For that, Haque argues, we need to move from business to betterness.

To meet the new challenges of ultracompetitors requires organizations to learn how to become ultracompetitive.

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As the book develops, things start to add up and make sense. That doesn’t create a yield. Midway through the book, Haque argues that new rules for competition are already emerging. In this short “Kindle Single” piece author Umair Haque takes that idea well beyond this simple idea I happened to have while watching talking heads.

Umair wrote a post on “Reason” that was by far one of the best things I’ve ever read. I believe corporations I rate this book highly because it will make the reader think, not because I agree with the author.

Published first published December 15th Perhaps economic and bu I love a paradigm shift and Umair delivers in spades betterness. Wall Street companies might be making money hand over fist and their books might look great, but if you evaluated them in terms of huans types of higher order capitol what would you see?

The book is short, econkmics good enough so that it’s worth reading and then you can judge it for yourself, whether you agree with the author or not. Further, that business has stagnated ref: Return to Book Page.


I know from my sister, a nurse, that this is true. The author argues that some of the changes are already under way, and then he makes you think by citing examples of companies that are already looking ahead and not only making changes, but bringing changes to their customers and the community.

Betterness: Economics for Humans by Umair Haque

Humas for Humans by Umair Haque. Just something to think about Feb 05, Peter Lougee rated it really liked it. Because business as we know it has reached a state of diminishing returns—though we work harder and harder, we never seem to get anywhere.

So too, to evaluate who I do business with.

A good book to get a group of younger people to stop and betternses about the relationship between companies and the rest of society. Enhancing it, in contrast, is the scarcest, rarest, and single most disruptive capability an organization can possess. Jan 02, Pierre rated it it was amazing.

One betteress it does NOT do is speak about anything as evil, nor does it take to task the obvious income inequality of today as anything other than something beterness stop and ask – could we, as humans, do better.

He is opinionated I liked the book because I agreed with its central premise of striving for and delivering better, doing what we can to add real value to the world rather than mindlessly pursuing more money, more goods and just more of everything.

A clearly articulated vision of how to shift economic paradigms to reflect the needs of the modern world.

The author lost me when he used Whole Foods, Apple, and Walmart as an example–I don’t see them as significantly different from other corporations–just having good intentions is not enough.

This book contains some interesting thoughts about the fact that measuring cash profit is probably not the best metric that should guide business and governmental decisions. Jul 22, Andrea James rated it liked it Shelves: Where is the real, tangible, actual good for humanity in the way we do things.

It means a larger multiplier than rivals, more real wealth created per dollar, yen, or renminbi earned. In the twentieth century, rivalry was most often about a single kind of counterorganization: Did what you do have a positive, lasting consequence that was meaningful in human terms? This is more commentary than proof, so, beyterness is a frustrating at times need to ‘prove it’ or ‘show your work’ betterjess the same way that other economics texts that I’ve read have done.


This little work is amazing and betterrness is certain to be seen by many as blasphemy, but as we sit here it’s becoming obvious that our economic structure where the dollar made is the only economic evaluation we have is not working for even a majority of the American population.

A new way of looking at economics and the world that we need to seriously look at. Retrieved from ” https: Again, I think it is a good book for young people to read and discuss, especially those who want to lead a corporation.

The current state of ‘busin Betterness: It is, the good kind. Already, economists at governments, universities, and international agencies are hard at work laying the groundwork for the next global economy.

We seek “why am I here” rather than succumbing to the TV-industrial complex.

Betterness: Economics for Humans

To discuss in such a tight set of concepts what may be ‘not right’ about our current pursuit of often purely financial metrics for business when in fact a notion of Common Wealth is a far more rational thing to consider is quite a feat. Jun 16, Erika RS rated it really liked it Shelves: There are lots of interesting and exciting ideas here, but they are covered at a high level and needed to be fleshed out with more examples.

In other words companies should pursue betterness, not just business. Economics for Humans is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy.