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 and
- How terror networks prove the power of connections.
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.
Comment on this summary
1 year agoWhile 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.
Contained in Knowledge Pack:
Knowledge PackTMT – Technology, Media and TelecommunicationsLearn about the roles these three sectors play in today’s business world.
Customers who read this summary also read
Philip N. Howard
Yale UP, 2015
Simon & Schuster, 2016
Public Affairs, 2016
James M. Kaplan et al.