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Powerful times : rising to the challenge of our uncertain world

Author: Eamonn Kelly
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Wharton School Pub., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We're not just living through an age of change. We're experiencing a change of age: the most profound inflection point in human history since the Enlightenment." "That's the thesis of this remarkable new book, Powerful Times. From terrorism and nuclear proliferation to emerging technologies that could change the nature of humanity to the rise of new and innovative economic powers, Eamonn Kelly weaves together seven
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eamonn Kelly
ISBN: 0131855204 9780131855205
OCLC Number: 60605136
Description: xix, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. History unleashed --
Five centuries of history coming undone --
Gobbledygook and the gorilla --
Mental maps and paradoxical certainties --
Making sense of a transformative era --
I: What's happening?: predicting the present --
2. Clarity and craziness --
Clarity --
Craziness --
3. Secular and sacred --
Secular --
Sacred --
4. Power and vulnerability --
Power --
Vulnerability --
5. Technology acceleration and pushback --
Technology acceleration --
Pushback --
6. Intangible and physical economies --
Intangible --
Physical --
7. Prosperity and decline --
Prosperity --
Decline --
8. People and planet --
People --
planet --
II: What if?: changing for the challenges ahead --
9. Governance --
An emerging global governance --
Local innovations in governance --
A rising "second superpower" --
10. Innovation --
Innovating for "the base of the pyramid" --
Sustainable solutions --
Education and learning --
III: What's next?: scenarios for the next decade --
11. Three snapshots of the future --
New American century --
Patchwork powers --
Emergence --
IV: So what?: acting in an era of transformation --
13. Creating our new future --
The new realities for business.
Responsibility: Eamonn Kelly.
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