The seventh sense : power, fortune, and survival in the age of networks / Joshua Cooper Ramo.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Edition: First editionDescription: viii, 343 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316285063; 0316285064Other title: 7th senseSubject(s): Information society | Information technology | Internet -- Access controlDDC classification: 303.48/33 LOC classification: HM851 | .R3633 2016
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) and index.
The masters -- The age of network power -- War, peace, networks -- The jaws of connection -- Fishnet -- Warez dudes -- The new caste -- "MapReduce": The compression of space and time -- Inside and out -- Hard gatekeeping -- Citizens!
Endless terror. Refugee waves. An unfixable global economy. Surprising election results. New billion-dollar fortunes. Miracle medical advances. What if they were all connected? What if you could understand why? The Seventh Sense examines the historic force now shaking our world -- and explains how our leaders, our businesses, and each of us can master it. All around us now we are surrounded by events that are difficult to understand. But every day, new figures and forces emerge that seem to have mastered this tumultuous age. Sometimes these are the leaders of the most earthshaking companies of our time, accumulating billion-dollar fortunes. Or they are successful investors or our best generals. Other times, however, quick success is going to terrorists, rebels, and figures intent on chaos. The Seventh Sense is the story of what all of today's successful figures see and feel -- forces that are invisible to most of us but explain everything from explosive technological change to uneasy political ripples. The secret to power now is understanding our new age of networks -- not merely the Internet but also networks of trade and DNA and finance. Based on his years of advising generals, CEOs, and politicians, Ramo takes us into the opaque heart of our world's rapidly connected systems and teaches us what the victors of this age know -- and what the losers are not yet seeing.
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Library Journal ReviewBuilding on the idea of the "Sixth Sense," a new instinct suggested by Friedrich Nietzsche that would be required to be successful in the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution, Ramo (co-chief executive & vice chair, Kissinger Associates; The Age of the Unthinkable) suggests a new instinct for the networked world, which he dubs the "Seventh Sense." The networks Ramo refers to are not limited to computed networks but cover the entire connected way of life. The book is broken down into three parts. The first part looks at how we have arrived at this moment and why this is a turning point, while the second considers how networks and connectivity work, from finance and Facebook to disruptive business ideas. The third section addresses what this all means and how leaders need to let go of the old ways of thinking and embrace a new way of seeing the networked world. Verdict Ramo provides a thought-provoking view of the changes a networked world has brought and some ways that leaders in business, politics, and beyond can use new ideas to address new problems. This book will appeal to those interested in business and politics, as well as general readers. [See Prepub Alert, 11/16/15.]-Elizabeth Nelson, McHenry Cty. Coll. Lib., Crystal Lake, IL © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsJoshua Cooper Ramo was born on December 14, 1968 in Durham, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago (BA) and New York University (MA). He is the vice chairman and co-chief executive of Kissinger Associates. He is also a director of the Starbucks and FedEx corporations. He is the author of No Visible Horizon, The Age of the Unthinkable, and The Seventh Sense which is on the bestsellers list.
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