Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century


Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553292152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 611

View: 3835

A study of power in the 1990s and beyond traces the shifting global power structures and describes how the very definition of power has changed in modern times





Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780553452631


Page: N.A

View: 9875

Revolutionary Wealth


Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307265552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 8894

Starting with the publication of their seminal bestseller, Future Shock, Alvin and Heidi Toffler have given millions of readers new ways to think about personal life in today’s high-speed world with its constantly changing, seemingly random impacts on our businesses, governments, families and daily lives. Now, writing with the same rare grasp and clarity that made their earlier books classics, the Tofflers turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet. And once again, they provide a penetrating, coherent way to make sense of the seemingly senseless. Revolutionary Wealth is about how tomorrow’s wealth will be created, and who will get it and how. But twenty-first-century wealth, according to the Tofflers, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics. Thus they write here about everything from education and child rearing to Hollywood and China, from everyday truth and misconceptions to what they call our “third job”—the unnoticed work we do without pay for some of the biggest corporations in our country. They show the hidden connections between extreme sports, chocolate chip cookies, Linux software and the “surplus complexity” in our lives as society wobbles back and forth between depressing decadence and a hopeful post-decadence. In their earlier work, the Tofflers coined the word “prosumer” for people who consume what they themselves produce. In Revolutionary Wealth they expand the concept to reveal how many of our activities—whether parenting or volunteering, blogging, painting our house, improving our diet, organizing a neighborhood council or even “mashing” music—pump “free lunch” from the “hidden” non-money economy into the money economy that economists track. Prosuming, they forecast, is about to explode and compel radical changes in the way we measure, make and manipulate wealth. Blazing with fresh ideas, Revolutionary Wealth provides readers with powerful new tools for thinking about—and preparing for—their future. From the Hardcover edition.

Previews and Premises


Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9780920057377

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 2406

A highly personal look at jobs, identity, sex roles, information age politics, hidden forces driving the economy, and the pitfalls and promises of social change.

Future Shock


Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553277375

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

View: 4253

Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

Adaptive Corporation


Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553253832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 2924

The author details ways by which corporations may survive technological change, economic turmoil, and increased competition

The third wave


Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 537

View: 7551

Third wave keeps multidimensional perspectives Its for every human being, to read: students, teachers, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers,sociologist, Economist,IT managers, sales personnels, and whosever can read and understand this Bible.

War and Anti-war

Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century


Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Warner Books (NY)

ISBN: 9780751509380

Category: Military art and science

Page: 412

View: 1441

This book examines the subject that has haunted mankind since its origins - war. Beginning with an analysis of warfare in the past, it offers insights into today's conflicts - and a portrait of the future face of battle. Its premise is that the forms of war follow forms of economic activity. In pre-industrial agrarian societies, men fought hand-to-hand. With the age of mass production came mass destruction - the savage bombing sorties of World War II and Vietnam, as well as the omnipresent threat of nuclear annihilation. The smart bombs of the Gulf conflict, it warns, are precursors of what war could become as the information age unfolds: a battlefield dominated by intelligent weapons systems, from tiny, antlike robots that crawl into an adversary's headquarters to autonomous arms that, once programmed, decide when, and towards whom, they fire. The authors show how changes in the media business and the global economy are blurring the distinction between news and psychological warfare, and they call for bloodless battle (anti-war) as a new approach to world peace.

Rethinking the Future

Rethinking Business, Principles, Competition, Control & Complexity, Leadership, Markets and The World


Author: Rowan Gibson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6922

The world’s foremost business thinkers explore organizations can be redesigned to survive and thrive in tomorrow’s hypercompetitive global environment.

Learning for tomorrow

the role of the future in education


Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Random House Inc

ISBN: 9780394483139

Category: Education

Page: 421

View: 3119

Creating a New Civilization

The Politics of the Third Wave


Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Turner Pub

ISBN: 9781570362231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 9558

Describes the forces that are shaping the future, discusses changes in family life, business, technology, culture, and values, and looks at the state of democracy in the next century

Power Shift

From Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power


Author: Robert Arthur Stayton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990479208


Page: 346

View: 7988

A detailed blueprint for a clean sustainable energy future based on solar photovoltaics. Power Shift explains to a general audience how energy works and why it determines the future of humankind. Power Shift provides historical background on how the human relationship with energy developed, and how that relationship was gradually taken over by fossil fuels, converting us all into energy consumers. Now those fossil fuels are driving global warming and ocean acidification, forcing us to reexamine our energy systems and find alternatives. After reviewing the available choices, Power Shift focuses on solar photovoltaics (PV) as our best hope for the future, and develops a detailed plan that includes worldwide deployment of PV, combined with energy storage and energy efficiency, arriving at a 100% solar future in 50 years. Power Shift acknowledges the resistance to a solar future from fossil fuel corporations, and the reluctance of politicians to take any serious action on global warming. Power Shift describes an alternative bottom-up approach where individuals bypass such resistance and install their own PV systems. Such steps are possible because solar energy is distributed and available to almost everyone. Power Shift enlarges the reader's view of the world through the lens of energy. From that new vantage point, they will see hope for the future.

The People's Platform

Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age


Author: Astra Taylor

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0307360369

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 3442

From a cutting-edge cultural commentator and documentary filmmaker, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great democratizing force of our age. The Internet has been hailed as a place where all can be heard and everyone can participate equally. But how true is this claim? In a seminal dismantling of techno-utopian visions, The People's Platform argues that for all that we "tweet" and "like" and "share," the Internet in fact reflects and amplifies real-world inequities at least as much as it ameliorates them. Online, just as off-line, attention and influence largely accrue to those who already have plenty of both. What we have seen in the virtual world so far, Astra Taylor says, has been not a revolution but a rearrangement. Although Silicon Valley tycoons have eclipsed Hollywood moguls, a handful of giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook still dominate our lives. And the worst habits of the old media model--the pressure to be quick and sensational, to seek easy celebrity, to appeal to the broadest possible public--have proliferated online, where every click can be measured and where "aggregating" the work of others is the surest way to attract eyeballs and ad revenue. In a world where culture is "free," creative work has diminishing value, and advertising fuels the system, the new order looks suspiciously just like the old one. We can do better, Taylor insists. The online world does offer an unprecedented opportunity, but a democratic culture that supports diverse voices, work of lasting value, and equitable business practices will not appear as a consequence of technology alone. If we want the Internet to truly be a people's platform, we will have to make it so.

Information Payoff

The Transformation of Work in the Electronic Age


Author: Paul A. Strassmann

Publisher: Strassmann, Inc.

ISBN: 9780029317204

Category: Office practice

Page: 298

View: 1388

Focusing on how electronic technology is changing the methods of the workplace, this book examines the changes from the perspectives of the individual, the organization and society as it explores ways to increase productivity, encourage economic growth, and improve life in the workplace.

The Culture Consumers

A Study of Art and Affluence in America


Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press


Category: Arts, American

Page: 263

View: 6179

How Buffett Does It

24 Simple Investing Strategies from the World's Greatest Value Investor


Author: James Pardoe

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071622578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 5047

A concise, no-nonsense rulebook for investors looking to achieve Buffett-like results Warren Buffett is one of the wealthiest investor in the world. Millions of independent investors follow his every move. But why Buffett? What signs does he see that others miss? And more important, what can investors do to follow Buffett's path to investment and financial success? How Buffett Does It explores the 24 primary rules Buffett has followed from day one, and that people from market novices to seasoned veterans can use to strengthen their investing results. Drawing from literally hundreds of quotes and maxims, Buffett admirer and attorney James Pardoe has chosen those that encapsulate and explain the Buffett legend. This plain-talking and investor-friendly guidebook takes readers on an in-depth journey through strategies including: Focus on not losing money rather than making it Don't own any stock for 10 minutes that you wouldn't own for 10 years Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful

The Third Wave

An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future


Author: Steve Case

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501132598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 6527

The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Steve Case—the co-founder of AOL—presents “a compelling roadmap for the future…that can help us make sense of the technological changes reshaping our economy and the world. A fascinating read” (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.org). Steve Case—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life—was on the leading edge of a revolution in 1985 when he co-founded AOL, the first Internet company to go public and the most successful business of the 1990s. Back then Case was an entrepreneur in an industry that hadn’t really been invented yet, but he had a sense how dramatically the Internet would transform business and society. In The Third Wave, he uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessman to argue the importance of entrepreneurship and to chart a path for future innovators. We are entering, as Case explains, the “Third Wave” of the Internet. The first wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The second wave saw companies like Google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities, while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leveraged the smartphone revolution. Now, Case argues, we’re entering the Third Wave: a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major “real world” sectors such as health, education, transportation, energy, and food—and in the process change the way we live our daily lives. Part memoir, part manifesto, and part playbook for the future, The Third Wave explains the ways in which newly emerging technology companies will have to rethink their relationships with customers, with competitors, and with governments; and offers advice for how entrepreneurs can make winning business decisions and strategies—and how all of us can make sense of this ever-changing digital age.

The Work of Nations

Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalis


Author: Robert B. Reich

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307772993

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 1458

There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, say Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book. What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders? What skills will be the most valuable in the coming century? And how can our country best ensure that all its citizen have a share in the new global economy? Robert B. Reich, the widely respected and bestselling author of The Next American Frontier and The Resurgent Liberal, defines the real challenge facing the United States in the 21st century in this trail-blazing book. Original, readable, and vastly informed, The Work of Nations is certain to set a standard for the next generation of policy-makers. From the Trade Paperback edition.