The Sixth Wave

The Sixth Wave : How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World

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Throughout modern history, the tide of innovation and progress has ebbed and flowed but a clear pattern exists - five waves of innovation, beginning with the Industrial Revolution, have each transformed society, economies and industry. The fifth wave was dominated by information and communications technology but its peak is beginning to fade and a new, brighter star is emerging. The sixth wave of innovation will be about resources - natural resources, human resources and information. It will see humanity finally make the break away from resource-dependence. Economic growth will no longer be tied to resource consumption or waste production (such as carbon) and industry will no longer think in terms of products but in terms of services. Everything, from the smallest leaf and light switch to the largest cities and online communities, will have a value that can be measured, so nothing is ever wasted. Driving this will be a spectacular boom in technologies ranging from clean technology to digital mapping to online collaboration. This book is for anyone who is interested in understanding how all of the massive changes in the world fit together. It is a business book, a motivational book, a popular science title, a bold prediction and a roadmap for the future all in one.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 24mm | 439.98g
  • Random House Australia
  • Vintage (Australia)
  • Milsons Point, Australia
  • English
  • 1741668891
  • 9781741668896
  • 303,932

About James Bradfield Moody

James Bradfield Moody is currently the General Manager, International Development for the national research organisation CSIRO. In this role he is responsible for fostering CSIRO's global development agenda, including access to overseas talent, creating research projects of international significance and helping Australia gain access to foreign knowledge, infrastructure and intellectual property. James was formerly the Director of Business Strategy at CSIRO Land and Water. In 2000, he was named Young Professional Engineer of the Year and was also awarded Young Queenslander of the Year and the following year he was awarded Young Australian of the Year in Science and Technology. He was chosen by Engineers Australia to be one of the top 100 most influential engineers in Australia and in 2007 named by Boss Magazine as one of their young executives of the year. James received his PhD in innovation theory the National Graduate School of Management and was also a chief systems engineer for FedSat, the first Australian Satellite to be launched in thirty years.

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