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M-Shaped Strategy Weekly for 12/29/13

Every week we read or capture a large variety of articles and other information that we find relevant to what we are up to. Here are some of the things we found interesting this week –

A platform thinking approach to building a business – Yep.

Electric cars may hold solution for power storage – From one grid to another.

Yes, 2013 was the year of the platform. And there’s more to come in 2014 – Confused of Calcutta is frequently very good.

The Lost World – Fossils of the future – Looking at issues in the environment.

Bob Peck’s Top 10 Disruptive Themes for 2014 – The Reformed Broker looks ahead

2013 was a lost year for tech – A lament on the lost traction in the industry that drives everything else.

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do – Related to platform thinking, above.

33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030 – Futurist covers his bases.

Complete 2013 Roundup – Venkat Rao is very interesting.

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013 – What HBR thinks about management.

Who am I to judge – An excellent introduction to Pope Francis.

24 books you've probably never heard of but that will probably change your life – Maybe.

Saving suburbia – On neighborhood diversity.

Okay, maybe that's enough for now.