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Recommendation

Joël De Rosnay’s book is a gold mine of provocative ideas about the evolution of mankind, economics, politics and more. It pulls together information from organic chemistry, computer technology, chaos theory and a slew of unrelated fields to argue for a less egocentric approach to business and government. In the process, it redefines competitiveness and industry. This eloquent presentation is definitely not a light read. It is mind-boggling in scope but fractal in delivery - which means you can delve into virtually any section and get a feel for its message. Business wisdom is spotty here, but this is not a business book. Instead, it’s more of a cross between Wired magazine and an intricately researched science fiction novel. It is not for the faint of heart (or brain), but getAbstract.com recommends it, if you’d like to stimulate your mind, shake up your old beliefs, check the inventiveness of bold technological projections, or glimpse an exciting future.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How technology will create opportunities in virtually every field and industry; and
  • Why denying the power of the Internet is like failing to acknowledge the existence of the sun.
 

About the Author

Joël De Rosnay, Ph.D., who received his doctorate in organic chemistry from the Pasteur Institute, is Director of Strategy for the Science and Industry Complex in La Villete, Paris. He worked as a research associate at MIT. He also worked for the European Enterprises Development Company, a venture capital group specializing in new technological companies.

 

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To Affect the Future, Predict the Future
The idea of predicting the future seems hokey or far-fetched. If you turn on the television after midnight, you’re likely to be bombarded with a host of charlatans peddling their predictions on infomercials. And if you take your kids to a local ...

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