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The third industrial revolution : how lateral power is inspiring a generation and transforming the world

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: New York, NY ; Basingstoke, Hants, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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"We are undergoing a historical transformation in the way we create and disseminate energy. Together, Internet technology and the reality of renewable energy are creating a new type of electrical grid, one in which energy is stored and distributed on an individual basis. Soon, hundreds of millions of human beings will be generating their own green energy in their homes, offices and factories, and sharing it, just as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Rifkin
ISBN: 9780230115217 0230115217
OCLC Number: 759389349
Description: 291 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I: The third industrial revolution --
The real economic crisis everyone missed --
A new narrative --
Turning theory to practice --
II: Lateral power --
Distributed capitalism --
Beyond right and left --
From globalization to continentalization --
III: The collaborative age --
Retiring Adam Smith --
A classroom makeover --
Morphing from the industrial to the collaborative era.
Responsibility: Jeremy Rifkin.

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The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players -- heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and  Read more...

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