Summary of The Dream Society

How the Coming Shift from Information to Imagination Will Transform Your Business

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The Dream Society book summary
Prepare your business for the shift from information to imagination.


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Rolf Jensen has written a thoroughly absorbing book about the nature of change. Although it attempts to predict the future, it is not a trend book. Rather, it is an attempt to figure out how society will be organized. Jensen analyzes trends only in the context of determining whether they have a place in the new global business model called the dream society. Anyone with an interest in understanding the personal and business paths that will exist in the future will find this book valuable. Anyone actively engaged in a global business will find this book invaluable in charting 21st century inflection points. getAbstract recommends this book to all executives and managers doing business in the global economy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the “dream society” is
  • Why it is the natural successor to the information age
  • Why the Internet will play a larger role in the development of the dream society.


The Dream Society Is Coming
Over the course of history, human beings have lived in many societies. The first was the hunter society, where people formed tribal groups to track prey. The second was the farmer or agrarian society, where they cultivated food and formed cities. The third was...
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About the Author

Rolf Jensen directs the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, one of the world’s largest future-oriented think tanks. He is a strategic advisor to more than 100 leading international companies and governmental agencies. His articles on future issues and business strategy have been published in numerous periodicals, including The Futurist.

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