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Abundance

Abundance Book
Author : Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-09-23
ISBN : 145161683X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

The Future Is Faster Than You Think Book
Author : Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-01-28
ISBN : 1982109688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption. Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.

Future is Faster Than You Think

Future is Faster Than You Think Book
Author : Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-01-14
ISBN : 9781982143213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During the next decade, we will experience more disruption and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this insightful and gripping blueprint for our near future, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today's legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Space entrepreneur-turned-innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and bestselling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives--transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance--taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.

The Path to Political Harmony

The Path to Political Harmony Book
Author : Rick Raddatz
Publisher :
Release : 2020-07-18
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explored the universal laws that govern society (e.g., the laws of economics) and makes the case that coming together on these universal laws is the key to rebooting our political divide and healing our country politically. Learn more at PoliticalHarmony.org.

You re a Better Parent Than You Think

You re a Better Parent Than You Think  Book
Author : Raymond N. Guarendi
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-06-15
ISBN : 9781451602869
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Covering the most troublesome aspects of parenthood, this book is full of real, sensible, down-to-earth guidance. Covering the most troublesome aspects of parenthood, this book is full of real, sensible, down-to-earth guidance. It restores you confidence in yourself so you don't feel undermined by all the self-proclaimed experts and enables you to raise your children in a way that is better for them...and lot better for you!

Jesus Wins

Jesus Wins Book
Author : J. A. Hardgrave
Publisher :
Release : 2018-05-17
ISBN : 9781641916738
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When you hear the words "end times," what do you think of? A worldwide tribulation? Wars and rumors of wars? Earthquakes? The antichrist? The church being taken off the earth while the unrighteous are left behind? While that is exactly what many of us have been taught-what if the Bible has a very different story to tell? Every new "end of the world" prediction causes believers from all walks of life to start asking questions. How much time do we have left on earth? What does the future look like? Are we supposed to make the world better now, or will Jesus take care of that in a future millennium? And most importantly, what did Jesus really have to say about all this? Jesus Wins is the true story of one man's thrilling journey to get clarity about what the Bible really teaches about the future. J. A. Hardgrave spent years with questions that couldn't seem to be answered. Then everything changed. While listening to a sermon, he heard an evangelist say a statement about the end-times that was the opposite of what he had been taught. Suddenly, he knew there was a different view of prophecy that he had to discover. Prepare to be filled with optimism for the future, have more confidence than ever to fulfill your destiny, and finally understand Bible prophecy for yourself by receiving simple tools that anyone can use. One thing is certain: after reading this book-you will never see the end-times the same.

It s More Than You Think

It   s More Than You Think Book
Author : Sneha Sharma
Publisher : PEN BREW PUBLISHERS
Release :
ISBN : 8194792940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book comprises of poems, stories, open letters, articles and many more, all in both English and Hindi language. Thoughts and emotions of 40 writers are penned down and as a result we have got a book titled “IT’S MORE THAN YOU THINK “ I hope you will enjoy reading a book which is full of love, adventure, breakup, inspiration, and many more. WISH YOU HAPPY READING.

Smarter Than You Think

Smarter Than You Think Book
Author : Clive Thompson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-09-12
ISBN : 1101638710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revelatory and timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever It’s undeniable—technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding “yes.” In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson shows that every technological innovation—from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph—has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But, as in the past, we adapt—learning to use the new and retaining what is good of the old. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Amish

The Amish Book
Author : Donald B. Kraybill,Karen M. Johnson-Weiner,Steven M. Nolt
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2013-06-01
ISBN : 1421409151
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Amish have always struggled with the modern world. Known for their simple clothing, plain lifestyle, and horse-and-buggy mode of transportation, Amish communities continually face outside pressures to modify their cultural patterns, social organization, and religious world view. An intimate portrait of Amish life, The Amish explores not only the emerging diversity and evolving identities within this distinctive American ethnic community, but also its transformation and geographic expansion. Donald B. Kraybill, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, and Steven M. Nolt spent twenty-five years researching Amish history, religion, and culture. Drawing on archival material, direct observations, and oral history, the authors provide an authoritative and sensitive understanding of Amish society. Amish people do not evangelize, yet their numbers in North America have grown from a small community of some 6,000 people in the early 1900s to a thriving population of more than 320,000 today. The largest populations are found in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, with additional communities in twenty-eight other states and three Canadian provinces. The authors argue that the intensely private and insular Amish have devised creative ways to negotiate with modernity that have enabled them to thrive in America. The transformation of the Amish in the American imagination from "backward bumpkins" to media icons poses provocative questions. What does the Amish story reveal about the American character, popular culture, and mainstream values? Richly illustrated, The Amish is the definitive portrayal of the Amish in America in the twenty-first century.

Driving Sustainability to Business Success

Driving Sustainability to Business Success Book
Author : M. Jayne Pilot
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-10-01
ISBN : 1118416937
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Efficient, compliant management systems pave the road tosustainability through integration and automation The book addresses the many definitions of sustainability andwhy CEOs need the links between sustainability, business value, andperformance. Business leaders are committed to leading the way, andthe book outlines the support of a management system structure andbusiness principles that will drive the accomplishment of theirmission. Stakeholder demands on CEOs include many challenges.Investors are assessing companies for financial performance. Theshrinking talent pool of employees is looking to work withorganizations that support social, environment, and economicoperating practices and principles. Great leaders are those that ask questions, who are creative todrive innovation for growth of their company. TheAssess-Reflect-Act section on international business principlesdefined in the book will ask you as the leader thought provokingquestions to stimulate action within your organization to bringpeople, processes, and technology together for businesssuccess. Leaders need to transition to smart decisions that are datadriven. The company's management system structure is important tobuild a strong framework for business process operations andautomation for global competitiveness. Topics include: Business plans vs management systems Management system frameworks: standardization, ISO standards:Quality — ISO 9001, Environment — ISO 14001, OHSAS18001, Integrated Management Systems Three Steps for Process Development: Identify, Insure,Improve Focus for the Organization: Compliance Costs, Best Practices,Strategic Planning Support — Resources: Innovation, Engagement, SuccessionPlanning Data as a Valuable Resource Operation: Process Risks, Management System Control Plan,E-commerce, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Green Awareness-EcoDesign, Automated Controls, Cloud Computing Performance Evaluation — Monitor, Measure, Analyze,Audit, Management Review Competitive Landscape The constant need to improve internal processes and move towardbusiness sustainability and quality standards is a major stressorfor governments and businesses. With one-third of the workforceretiring in the next five to ten years, the need has become moreimmediate, and the focus has shifted to building a strong frameworkfor business process operations and automation for globalcompetitiveness. This book provides a roadmap to efficient,compliant systems, showing businesses how to build towardsustainability goals and capture key knowledge of the employeesinvolved in the process.

Design to Grow

Design to Grow Book
Author : David Butler,Linda Tischler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-02-10
ISBN : 1451676271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Expert advice from Coca-Cola’s Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Learn how the world’s largest beverage brand uses design to grow its business by combining the advantages of a large-scale company with the agility of a nimble startup. Every company needs both scale and agility to win. From a fledging startup in Nepal, to a century-old multinational in New York, scale and agility are two qualities that are essential to every company’s success. Start-ups understand agility. They know just when to pivot to stay alive. But what they haven’t mastered yet is how to stabilize their business model so they can move to the next stage and become full-fledged companies. And well-established companies know scale. They are successful because they know how to leverage size with a high degree of effectiveness and efficiency. But what worries them most is staying competitive in a world of increasing uncertainty and change, complicated by upstarts searching for ways to disrupt the industry. So what is the key to creating the kind of scale and agility necessary to stay competitive in this day and age? The answer is design. In Design to Grow, a Coca-Cola senior executive shares both the successes and failures of one of the world’s largest companies as it learns to use design to be both agile and big. In this rare and unprecedented behind-the-scenes look, David Butler and senior Fast Company editor, Linda Tischler, use plain language and easy-to-understand case studies to show how this works at Coca-Cola—and how other companies can use the same approach to grow their business. This book is a must-read for managers inside large corporations as well as entrepreneurs just getting started.

The Moral Arc

The Moral Arc Book
Author : Michael Shermer
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2015-01-20
ISBN : 0805096930
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.

Is the Planet Full

Is the Planet Full  Book
Author : Ian Goldin
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2014-05-15
ISBN : 0191017450
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are the impacts of population growth? Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? While it is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, might there be unexplored benefits of increasing numbers of people in the world? How can we both consider and harness the potential benefits brought by a healthier, wealthier and larger population? May more people mean more scientists to discover how our world works, more inventors and thinkers to help solve the world's problems, more skilled people to put these ideas into practice? In this book, leading academics with a wide range of expertise in demography, philosophy, biology, climate science, economics and environmental sustainability explore the contexts, costs and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social and environmental systems.

The Solution Revolution

The Solution Revolution Book
Author : William D. Eggers,Paul Macmillan
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2013-08-27
ISBN : 1422192202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Government Alone Can’t Solve Society’s Biggest Problems World hunger. Climate change. Crumbling infrastructure. It’s clear that in today’s era of fiscal constraints and political gridlock, we can no longer turn to government alone to tackle these and other towering social problems. What’s required is a new, more collaborative and productive economic system. The Solution Revolution brings hope—revealing just such a burgeoning new economy where players from across the spectrum of business, government, philanthropy, and social enterprise converge to solve big problems and create public value. By erasing public-private sector boundaries, the solution economy is unlocking trillions of dollars in social benefit and commercial value. Where tough societal problems persist, new problem solvers are crowdfunding, ridesharing, app-developing, or impact-investing to design innovative new solutions for seemingly intractable problems. Providing low-cost health care, fighting poverty, creating renewable energy, and preventing obesity are just a few of the tough challenges that also represent tremendous opportunities for those at the vanguard of this movement. They create markets for social good and trade solutions instead of dollars to fill the gap between what government can provide and what citizens need. So what drives the solution economy? Who are these new players and how are their roles changing? How can we grow the movement? And how can we participate? Deloitte’s William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan answer these questions and more, and they introduce us to the people and organizations driving the revolution—from edgy social enterprises growing at a clip of 15 percent a year, to megafoundations, to Fortune 500 companies delivering social good on the path to profit. Recyclebank, RelayRides, and LivingGoods are just a few of the innovative organizations you’ll read about in this book. Government cannot handle alone the huge challenges facing our global society—and it shouldn’t. We need a different economic paradigm that can flexibly draw on resources, combine efforts, and create value, while improving the lives of citizens. The Solution Revolution shows the way.

Introduction to Health Care Services Foundations and Challenges

Introduction to Health Care Services  Foundations and Challenges Book
Author : Bernard J. Healey,Tina Marie Evans
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-12-11
ISBN : 1118450140
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive guide to the structure, synergy, and challengesin U.S. health care delivery Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges offers new insights into the most important sectorsof the United States' health care industry and the many challengesthe future holds. Designed to provide a comprehensive andup-to-date understanding of the system, this textbook covers themany facets of health care delivery and details the interaction ofhealth, environments, organizations, populations, and the healthprofessions. Written by authors with decades of experience teachingand working in health care administration and management, the bookexamines the current state and changing face of health caredelivery in the United States. Each chapter includes learningobjectives and discussion questions that help guide and engagedeeper consideration of the issues at hand, providing acomprehensive approach for students. Cases studies demonstratinginnovations in the delivery of health care services are alsopresented. Health care administration requires a thorough understanding ofthe multiple systems that define and shape the delivery of healthcare in the United States. At the same time, it is important forstudents to gain an appreciation of the dilemma confronting policymakers, providers, and patients in the struggle to balance cost,quality, and access. Introduction to Health Care Services:Foundations and Challenges is an in-depth examination of themajor health care issues and policy changes that have had an impacton the U.S. health care delivery system. Includes information on U.S. health care delivery, from care tocost, and the forces of change Focuses on major industry players, including providers,insurers, and facilities Highlights challenges facing health care delivery in thefuture, including physician shortages, quality care, and thechronic disease epidemic The U.S. health care system is undergoing major reform, and theeffects will ripple across every sector of the industry.Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges gives students a complete introduction tounderstanding the issues and ramifications.

Biocode

Biocode Book
Author : Dawn Field,Neil Davies
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2015-03-26
ISBN : 0191511579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The living world runs on genomic software - what Dawn Field and Neil Davies call the 'biocode' - the sum of all DNA on Earth. In Biocode, they tell the story of a new age of scientific discovery: the growing global effort to read and map the biocode, and what that might mean for the future. The structure of DNA was identified in 1953, and the whole human genome was mapped by 2003. Since then the new field of genomics has mushroomed and is now operating on an industrial scale. Genomes can now be sequenced rapidly and increasingly cheaply. The genomes of large numbers of organisms from mammals to microbes, have been mapped. Getting your genome sequenced is becoming affordable for many. You too can check paternity, find out where your ancestors came from, or whether you are at risk of some diseases. Some check out the pedigree of their pets, while others turn genomes into art. A stray hair is enough to crudely reconstruct the face of the owner. From reading to constructing: the first steps to creating artificial life have already been taken. Some may find the rapidity of developments, and the potential for misuse, alarming. But they also open up unprecedented possibilities. The ability to read DNA has changed how we view ourselves and understand our place in nature. From the largest oceans, to the insides of our guts, we are able to explore the biosphere as never before, from the genome up. Sequencing technology has made the invisible world of microbes visible, and biodiversity genomics is revealing whole new worlds within us and without. The findings are transformational: we are all ecosystems now. Already the first efforts at 'barcoding' entire ecological communities and creating 'genomic observatories' have begun. The future, the authors argue, will involve biocoding the entire planet.

Big Data Revolution

Big Data Revolution Book
Author : Rob Thomas,Patrick McSharry
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-01-05
ISBN : 1118943724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exploit the power and potential of Big Data to revolutionizebusiness outcomes Big Data Revolution is a guide to improving performance,making better decisions, and transforming business through theeffective use of Big Data. In this collaborative work by an IBMVice President of Big Data Products and an Oxford Research Fellow,this book presents inside stories that demonstrate the power andpotential of Big Data within the business realm. Readers are guidedthrough tried-and-true methodologies for getting more out of data,and using it to the utmost advantage. This book describes the majortrends emerging in the field, the pitfalls and triumphs beingexperienced, and the many considerations surrounding Big Data, allwhile guiding readers toward better decision making from theperspective of a data scientist. Companies are generating data faster than ever before, andmanaging that data has become a major challenge. With the rightstrategy, Big Data can be a powerful tool for creating effectivebusiness solutions – but deep understanding is key whenapplying it to individual business needs. Big DataRevolution provides the insight executives need to incorporateBig Data into a better business strategy, improving outcomes withinnovation and efficient use of technology. Examine the major emerging patterns in Big Data Consider the debate surrounding the ethical use of data Recognize patterns and improve personal and organizationalperformance Make more informed decisions with quantifiable results In an information society, it is becoming increasingly importantto make sense of data in an economically viable way. It can drivenew revenue streams and give companies a competitive advantage,providing a way forward for businesses navigating an increasinglycomplex marketplace. Big Data Revolution provides expertinsight on the tool that can revolutionize industries.

Learn or Die

Learn or Die Book
Author : Edward D. Hess
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2014-09-30
ISBN : 0231538278
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation—to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the book discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.

Beating the Global Odds

Beating the Global Odds Book
Author : Paul A. Laudicina
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-09-04
ISBN : 1118416716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Answer to Global Overload Contending with the 24/7 news cycle and an endless barrage of choices and information has stymied leadership and decision-making strategies among those at the top. But we all know, this is not a just a problem for the elite. The broad-based reaction to this chaotic, unmanageable assault has been to retrench, and to focus on immediate, controllable decisions. In the process, we lose sight of the horizon. More dangerous still, is the shift we’ve seen from value creation to wealth creation, where information technology 1.0 has enabled a transaction-based society in which the “deal” is more important than the value it drives or the relationships it is based on. On our current path, the odds of a better future are slim. What we need is a new value proposition. Beating the Global Odds is the answer to the dangers of too much of a good thing. There’s no going back, but there is the opportunity to set things right. In this book, Paul A. Laudicina, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board of global consulting firm A.T. Kearney, provides a fast-paced and engaging tour of how we got to this point and what we can do about it. Drawing on examples from everything from world history and current media to anecdotes from his vast network of CEOs and the world’s most innovative thinkers, Laudicina helps bring our world of seemingly fuzzy and disconnected pixels into sharp focus. The result is a compelling case for change and call to action—not only for global leaders but also for everyone who struggles with the question of how we can inspire and seize a better future... how we can beat the global odds.