Summary of The Seventh Sense

Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

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The Seventh Sense book summary
To understand the world, grasp the emerging power of networks and connections.

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Executive and former journalist Joshua Cooper Ramo believes the world is going to pieces, and he offers a unique theory to explain the chaos. He starts with the idea that the “age of networks” brings connections that create surprising power and unpredictable outcomes. Ramo contends that to comprehend the new world order and make savvy decisions, you must understand these emerging connections. The author meanders at times, but overall, he makes a compelling argument that the world is changing in ways readers would be wise to understand. getAbstract recommends his overview to executives, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, professors, students and anyone seeking clarity in a confusing world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How networks change the world
  • Why many leaders overlook this shift
  • How terror networks prove the power of connections
 

Summary

“The Age of Networks”
As the nascent Industrial Revolution roiled the world, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche theorized that humans needed a “Sixth Sense” to cope with the changes it caused. More than a century later, the Industrial Revolution petered out, leaving a world of factories...
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About the Author

Author of the international bestseller The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo is co-CEO and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, and sits on the boards of Starbucks and FedEx. His first book, No Visible Horizon, chronicled his experiences as a competitive aerobatic pilot.


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    Joshua Haines 1 week ago
    While I agree with the theories I feel the focus on the sky is falling and less about how to build a strong roof leaves little for action. This may be the result of the summary and less with the entire book.

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