Rosabeth Moss Kanter has written an fascinating book on values and purpose, the meaning behind management. Change is indeed everywhere, and we need a new story to communicate our transition. Consider this: a corporate global village where a common culture of management, based in values, unifies the practice of business. A pipedream? Maybe not. Kanter presents what works and what hasn’t – and highlights the current challenges of leadership and innovation. Kanter’s most valuable message? The importance of treating people as assets, not costs.