The Seventh Sense

The Seventh Sense : Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

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Not since the twin hammers of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution battered apart the foundations of old Europe has the world faced a shift as elemental, as epochal as what confronts us now. From Facebook to hacking attacks to ISIS, powerful network forces we barely understand are ripping through our connected world, tearing at our most fundamental ideas. What institution do you trust more today than you did ten years ago? Exactly. In this groundbreaking new book, Joshua Cooper Ramo explains a powerful new instinct that we need to understand if we want to see everything from the opportunities for fortune in our age to the most virulent dangers. Animated with experiences studying with Chinese Zen masters and advising generals and CEOs, The Seventh Sense will forever alter the way you look at our the world we now live in.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 157 x 233 x 25mm | 398g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316395056
  • 9780316395052
  • 79,700

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Praise for The Seventh Sense

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Winner of the getAbstract 17th International Book Award
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"The formula on display here - reported vignettes, grand theorizing, surprising juxtapositions - will be familiar to readers of Thomas L. Friedman and Malcolm Gladwell, and Ramo executes it with verve." -- Gary Rosen, New York Times Book Review "[Ramo's] provocative new book...does a nimble job of showing how such theories shed light on the current political and economic climate while avoiding the worst pitfalls...[he] has managed, in this stimulating volume, to make the reader seriously contemplate the alarming nature of a rapidly changing world." -- Michiko Kukatani, The New York Times "One can hope that Ramo's book may be one of the grains of sand that causes that much-needed avalanche." -- San Francisco Chronicle "[A] call to arms for smarter management of this increasingly complex world." -- Newsweek "A great read, a wondrous and unexpected journey through a world that keeps getting more complicated. Joshua Cooper Ramo has a brilliant mind and a beautiful pen, and both are evident in this stimulating book." -- Fareed Zakaria, author of "The Post-American World" "Former foreign editor of "Time," Ramo pushes the reader into uncomfortable yet exhilarating places with controversial ways of thinking about global challenges...Persuasively argued...[Ramo's] revelatory work argues that there must be some audacity in thinking before there can be any audacity of hope." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Thought-provoking...highly recommended for anyone who runs a business, is involved in international relations, or cares about our collective future." -- Boston Globe "Sparkles with insight and imagination. You'll learn more about foreign policy from this text than you would in most university courses. Seamlessly fuses the bird's-eye and worm's-eye views to render a compelling picture of global security threats." -- Christian Sciene Monitor "Poignant, informed and optimistic." -- Forbes "Full of engaging vignettes. . . [Ramo] uses his anecdotes to make some sharp observations." -- The Economist Praise for The Age of the Unthinkable
"Thought-provoking....Ramo questions conventional thinking and provides fresh ideas-something we deeply need these days." -- Walter Isaacson, author of "Steve Jobs"
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About Joshua Cooper Ramo

Joshua Cooper Ramo is the author of the bestseller The Age of the Unthinkable and Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates. A Mandarin speaker who has been Beijing-based since 2002, Ramo has served as China advisor on more than $50 billion of transactions. He is a director of the Starbucks and FedEx corporations.
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1,209 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (446)
3 26% (312)
2 8% (95)
1 4% (45)
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