As the technology and our world is changing, the practice of management did not experience anything comparable. The book is arguing that the change of management practice is needed as the models that we are using now supported completely different world of work.
The interesting point: it was possible in the past centuries to transform masses of independent artisans and farmers into employees who “sells” their time to the employer, it should be possible to more the employees to the next level. To succeed modern companies need passion and enthusiasm of their employees – the management needs to change to allow this passion flourish.
Book mentions a site Hack Management where we can find contributions of different “hacks” of management approaches. Very interesting!