Age Of Discovery Navigating The Risks And Rewards Of Our New Renaissance

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250085098
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The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact―and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how.

Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others―and make us all more vulnerable to one another.

Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That’s why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we’re headed.

To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we’ve been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery.

Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish―if we learn from the first.


Age Of Discovery

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250085101
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The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact—and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how.

Age Of Discovery

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472936388
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Age of Discovery explores a world on the brink of a new Renaissance and asks: How do we share more widely the benefits of unprecedented progress?

Age Of Discovery

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472936396
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Age of Discovery explores a world on the brink of a new Renaissance and asks: How do we share more widely the benefits of unprecedented progress?

The Pursuit Of Development

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191083852
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In his new book, Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to take into account the role of ...

The Butterfly Defect

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850207
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The Butterfly Defect addresses the widening gap between the new systemic risks generated by globalization and their effective management.

Divided Nations

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191652660
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Ian Goldin explores whether the answer is to reform the existing structures, or to consider a new and radical approach.

Navigating The New Retail Landscape

Author: Alan Treadgold
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198745753
Size: 25.84 MB
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Part 2 of this book discusses the structures, skills and capabilities retail enterprises will need if they are to be successful in this new landscape and the skills and perspectives that will be required of the leaders of retail enterprises ...

Winter Is Coming

Author: Garry Kasparov
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782397884
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With his vast resources and nuclear arsenal, Putin is at the centre of a worldwide assault on political liberty and the modern world order. For Garry Kasparov, none of this is news.

Exceptional People

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069115631X
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This book reveals that migration is an essential part of human development and that we lose a great deal through widespread perceptions of migration as a problem.