The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - St. Martin's Griffin. Prosumers can connect to the network and use big data, analytics, and lower the marginal cost of producing and sharing a wide range of products and services to near zero, dramatically increase productivity, and algorithms to accelerate efficiency, just like they now do with information goods.

. Prosumers are plugging into the fledgling IoT and making and sharing their own information, entertainment, green energy, and 3D-printed products at near zero marginal cost. The plummeting of marginal costs is spawning a hybrid economy―part capitalist market and part Collaborative Commons―with far reaching implications for society, according to Rifkin.

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism #ad - In this new world, cooperation ousts competition, access trumps ownership, sustainability supersedes consumerism, social capital is as important as financial capital, and "exchange value" in the capitalist marketplace is increasingly replaced by "sharable value" on the Collaborative Commons. Rifkin describes how the communication Internet is converging with a nascent Energy Internet and Logistics Internet to create a new technology platform that connects everything and everyone.

Billions of sensors are being attached to natural resources, production lines, logistics networks, offices, and even human beings, stores, vehicles, the electricity grid, and implanted in homes, recycling flows, feeding Big Data into an IoT global neural network. They are also sharing cars, clothes and other items via social media sites, homes, redistribution clubs, rentals, and cooperatives at low or near zero marginal cost.

Students are enrolling in free massive open online courses MOOCs that operate at near zero marginal cost. Social entrepreneurs are even bypassing the banking establishment and using crowdfunding to finance startup businesses as well as creating alternative currencies in the fledgling sharing economy.

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The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Palgrave MacMillan. The industrial revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, jeremy rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution.

He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet, offices, " just like we now create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the third industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, from hierarchical to lateral power, educate our children, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, govern society, millions of jobs, and engage in civic life.

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World #ad - The third industrial revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, global CEOs, including a look into the personalities and players ― heads of state, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs ― who are pioneering its implementation around the world. The price of gas and food are climbing, the housing market has tanked, unemployment remains high, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing.

Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The european union parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, Africa, and the Americas, and other nations in Asia, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm.

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The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth

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St. Martin's Press #ad - New studies are sounding the alarm that trillions of dollars in stranded fossil fuel assets could create a carbon bubble likely to burst by 2028, causing the collapse of the fossil fuel civilization. Millennials, the largest voting bloc in the country, are now leading on the issue of climate change. While the green new deal has become a lightning rod in the political sphere, there is a parallel movement emerging within the business community that will shake the very foundation of the global economy in coming years.

Facing a global emergency, a younger generation is spearheading a national conversation around a Green New Deal and setting the agenda for a bold political movement with the potential to revolutionize society. The concurrence of a stranded fossil fuel assets bubble and a green political vision opens up the possibility of a massive shift to a post-carbon ecological era, in time to prevent a temperature rise that will tip us over the edge into runaway climate change.

The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth #ad - An urgent plan to confront climate change, transform the American economy, and create a green post-fossil fuel culture. A new vision for America’s future is quickly gaining momentum. Key sectors of the economy are fast-decoupling from fossil fuels in favor of ever cheaper solar and wind energies and the new business opportunities and employment that accompany them.

. Palgrave MacMillan. The marketplace is speaking, and governments will need to adapt if they are to survive and prosper.

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The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis

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TarcherPerigee #ad - Humanity, rifkin argues, finds itself on the cusp of its greatest experiment to date: refashioning human consciousness so that human beings can mutually live and flourish in the new globalizing society. The very way our brains are structured disposes us to a way of feeling, thinking, and acting in the world that is no longer entirely relevant to the new environments we have created for ourselves.

Palgrave MacMillan. Indeed, the emergence of this empathetic consciousness has implications for the future that will likely be as profound and far-reaching as when Enlightenment philosophers upended faith-based consciousness with the canon of reason. But to resist this change in human relations and modes of thinking, Rifkin contends, would spell ineptness and disaster in facing the new challenges around us.

As the forces of globalization accelerate, the older faith-based and rational forms of consciousness are likely to become stressed, and become ever more complex, deepen, and even dangerous, as they attempt to navigate a world increasingly beyond their reach and control. In essence, this shift in consciousness is based upon reaching out to others.

The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis #ad - . One of the leading big-picture thinkers of our day" Utne Reader delivers his boldest work in this erudite, tough-minded, and far-reaching manifesto. The human-made environment is rapidly morphing into a global space, yet our existing modes of consciousness are structured for earlier eras of history, which are just as quickly fading away.

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Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends

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Lioncrest Publishing #ad - With real-world examples from today’s top executives and policy advisors and in-depth analysis of each megatrend, DRIVE is the GPS system for the new global economy. The drive framework examines five interrelated megatrends: • demographic and social changes • Resource scarcity • Inequalities • Volatility, complexity, and scale • Enterprising dynamics By observing today through the lens of DRIVE and understanding how megatrends influence one another, executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, policy makers and individuals can prepare for tomorrow.

In this book, make better-informed decisions, they will learn how to simplify the complexities around them, and identify new business opportunities now. They will also discover how to prepare for uncertainty, own the global conversation, and illuminate the blind spots on the journey ahead. Palgrave MacMillan.

Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends #ad - Your business’s success depends on how you prepare for the future. So buckle up, set the destination, and let’s hit the road. While business leaders of the past looked in the sideview mirror to predict the road ahead, we must now look at the greater forces affecting the social, business and economic world today—megatrends.

Fortunately, world-renowned scholars and professors Terence Tse and Mark Esposito are here with a fresh, holistic way to think about tomorrow by preparing for it today: DRIVE. Tarcher.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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HarperBusiness #ad - Palgrave MacMillan. Peter drucker's classic book on innovation and entrepreneurshipThis is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Tarcher. HarperBusiness.

. Superbly practical, innovation and Entrepreneurship explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures need to know and do to succeed in today's economy.

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The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

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St. Martin's Press #ad - The industrial revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. Tarcher. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. The european union parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and the Americas, and other nations in Asia, Africa, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm.

The third industrial revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, social entrepreneurs, global CEOs, including a look into the personalities and players ― heads of state, and NGOs ― who are pioneering its implementation around the world. Palgrave MacMillan. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future.

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World #ad - Here, jeremy rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution. He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet, offices, " just like we now create and share information online.

Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the third industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, from hierarchical to lateral power, govern society, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, millions of jobs, educate our children, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, and engage in civic life.

Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. HarperBusiness.

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Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - Kotter advocates a new system—a second, more agile, network-like structure that operates in concert with the hierarchy to create what he calls a “dual operating system”—one that allows companies to capitalize on rapid-fire strategic challenges and still make their numbers. Accelerate xlr8 vividly illustrates the five core principles underlying the new network system, the eight Accelerators that drive it, and how leaders must create urgency in others through role modeling.

Harvard Business Review Press. And it does—but not fast enough. For most companies, the hierarchy is the singular operating system at the heart of the firm. Tarcher. Palgrave MacMillan. Or effectively enough. Real value gets lost and, ultimately, things drift back to the default status. Why is this scenario so frequently repeated in industries and organizations across the world? In the groundbreaking new book Accelerate XLR8, and best-selling author, leadership and change management expert, John Kotter provides a fascinating answer—and a powerful new framework for competing and winning in a world of constant turbulence and disruption.

Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World #ad - Kotter explains how traditional organizational hierarchies evolved to meet the daily demands of running an enterprise. And perhaps most crucial, the book reveals how the best companies focus and align their people’s energy and urgency around what Kotter calls the big opportunity. If you’re a pioneer, this book will help you accelerate into a better, a leader who knows that bold change is necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world, more profitable future.

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The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

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Penguin Books #ad - Harvard Business Review Press. In this fascinating, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, accelerating forces.

By understanding and embracing them, says kelly, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits. Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, remixing, filtering, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another.

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future #ad - HarperBusiness. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. Penguin. Palgrave MacMillan. A quintessential work of technological futurism. James surowiecki, “best business books 2017 – innovation”from one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, strategy + business, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our livesMuch of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion.

Kelly’s bright, how to better reach customers, where to work, industry, in what to invest, or life is heading—what to invent, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, and what to begin to put into place—as this new world emerges. Tarcher.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Currency #ad - But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Crown Business. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als.

World-renowned economist klaus schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. HarperBusiness. Palgrave MacMillan. Tarcher. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future—one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution #ad - The fourth industrial revolution, and its ramifications more profound, says Schwab, is more significant, than in any prior period of human history. Imagine “smart factories” in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials.

. Harvard Business Review Press. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before.

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Customer-Centric Marketing: Supporting Sustainability in the Digital Age

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Kogan Page #ad - It is not enough to just be sustainable; the challenge is communicating it and getting the customer involved in the message. Palgrave MacMillan. A major challenge facing businesses today is how to grow while engaging in recognizably sustainable practices. Kogan Page. Harvard Business Review Press. Crown Business.

Tarcher. Penguin. HarperBusiness. Customer-centric marketing addresses sustainable marketing planning, its barriers, leading to improved customer satisfaction, and how to overcome them by demonstrating how sustainable development practices and digital marketing techniques work naturally together to add value, better relationships and increased effectiveness.

Customer-Centric Marketing: Supporting Sustainability in the Digital Age #ad - Ideal for senior marketing professionals and students of digital marketing and marketing strategy, this accessible and straight to-the-point book uses case studies to show how the marketing theories and tools work in actual business scenarios.

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