Revolutionary Wealth

Book Name : Revolutionary Wealth

By by Alvin Toffler, Heidi Toffler

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Written by : by Alvin Toffler, Heidi Toffler

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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. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; April 2006 ISBN 9780307265555 Read online, or download in secure EPUB format Title: Revolutionary Wealth Author: Alvin Toffler; Heidi Toffler Imprint: Knopf Subject categories Academic Economics > Business cycles. Economic fluctuations Business > Consumer Behavior Current Events Business > Economic Conditions Social Science > Future Studies Business > Planning & Forecasting Social Sciences Social Science > Sociology Business > Strategic Planning Business > Economics > Theory ISBNs 0307265552 9780375401749 9780307265555 In The Press "In Future Shock, the Tofflers warned that many people 'will find it increasingly painful to keep up with the incessant demand for change that characterizes our time. For them, the future will have arrived too soon.' These days, from Baghdad to Bangalore to Boston, it seems more likely that people worry that the future will arrive too late. That's no small change, and it's one on which the Tofflers have been shining a light for years." --The New York Times Book Review "Alvin and Heidi Toffler... show no signs of losing touch with the bleeding edge or slowing down. Their book is loaded with bits of intelligence..." --USA Today "Revolutionary Wealth... will act as a valuable guideline for the future of our world. The success of Korea as an IT powerhouse and leader in the new age of knowledge-based economy can be attributed to the lessons I learned through... books such as The Third Wave and Future Shock." --Kim Dae-jung, former president of South Korea "Brilliant, incisive and seminal, this book will be talked about for years to come. Highly recommended." --Library Journal "Revolutionary Wealth brings an exciting new dimension to the Tofflers' body of work. As we struggle to navigate the complexities of the rapidly changing wealth system that confronts us all, it provides an invaluable roadmap to our financial future." --Newt Gingrich From the Hardcover e

About The authore

Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s other books include The Third Wave, Powershift, The Culture Consumers, War and Anti-War and Creating a New Civilization. The authors are founders of Toffler Associates, advisers to companies and governments worldwide on advances in economics, technology and social change. In France, where the Tofflers’ work has won the prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Alvin Toffler has been named an Offcier de L’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Heidi Toffler holds multiple honorary doctorates in law and letters and has been awarded the medal of the President of the Italian Republic for her contributions to social thought. Their monthly column appears in major newspapers around the world. From the Hardcover edition.

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Academic Economics - Business cycles. Economic fluctuations Business - Consumer Behavior Current Events Business - Economic Conditions Social Science - Future Studies Business - Planning & Forecasting Social Sciences Social Science - Sociology Business - Strategic Planning Business - Economics - Theory

ISBN

0307265552 - 9780375401749 - 9780307265555

In The Press:

"In Future Shock, the Tofflers warned that many people 'will find it increasingly painful to keep up with the incessant demand for change that characterizes our time. For them, the future will have arrived too soon.' These days, from Baghdad to Bangalore to Boston, it seems more likely that people worry that the future will arrive too late. That's no small change, and it's one on which the Tofflers have been shining a light for years." --The New York Times Book Review "Alvin and Heidi Toffler... show no signs of losing touch with the bleeding edge or slowing down. Their book is loaded with bits of intelligence..." --USA Today "Revolutionary Wealth... will act as a valuable guideline for the future of our world. The success of Korea as an IT powerhouse and leader in the new age of knowledge-based economy can be attributed to the lessons I learned through... books such as The Third Wave and Future Shock." --Kim Dae-jung, former president of South Korea "Brilliant, incisive and seminal, this book will be talked about for years to come. Highly recommended." --Library Journal "Revolutionary Wealth brings an exciting new dimension to the Tofflers' body of work. As we struggle to navigate the complexities of the rapidly changing wealth system that confronts us all, it provides an invaluable roadmap to our financial future." --Newt Gingrich From the Hardcover edition.

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