Community and Commerce in the New Era,
April 8, 2000
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
This book sparked my understanding of “community intelligence” and the need for an integrated network of civic leaders, corporate leaders, academic leaders, and social or non-profit leaders all sharing the same “intelligence” on what the threat to the local community is in terms of losing jobs and remaining attractive as an investment. The author boils it down to each community deciding if it is a thinker, a maker, or a trader community, and then setting out to ensure that everything about the community supports that specific kind of business at a “world-class” level.