Category: Good Books

New podcast: a conversation with Tim Leberecht (The Business Romantic) and Gerd Leonhard (Technology vs Humanity)

I just recently discovered Tim Leberecht’s work on Ted and on Youtube, and am currently reading his book ‘The Business Romantic.’ Similar to fellow futurist Richard Watson, and fellow ‘team human’ thinker Douglas Rushkoff, my work and Tim’s work have some pretty amazing overlaps, and many of our key messages (see some ...

Humans are going to have the edge over robots where work demands creativity (says Tim Dunlop) via TheGuardian

Good read – really made me think!  Tim Dunlop also has a new book out… take a look “As I said, the point of capitalism is to destroy jobs, not create them. The second big change is post-industrialisation. Wealth is being created – not by making and selling physical things – but ...

Good talk on the rise of robots, automation and the future of work (Martin Ford) Be sure to read his book as well! What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine—and hope—that today’s industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the ...

The Future of Business: towards a new relationship of technology and humanity (6 key findings by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

We are at a pivot point: humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Below are the 6 key challenges and opportunities facing society, business and governments in the next 10 years as a result of the exponential speed of technological development. Note: this is a summarised version of my chapter from the book ‘The ...

Rushkoff on the future of work, automation and the economic OS

“we may come to see that the values of the industrial economy are not failing under the pressures of digital technology. Rather, digital technology is expressing and amplifying the embedded values of industrialism.” Viewed in this light the Industrial Age may have had no more to do with making products better ...

Redefining the relationship of man and machine: narrated chapter from the ‘The Future of Business’ book (video, audio, pdf, German translation)

I am very fortunate to be part of a group of 62 leading futurists that compiled their ideas and visions in the amazing ‘The Future of Business’ book, edited by my good friend, colleague and publisher Rohit Talwar. The book is a fantastic read and the 500+ pages are worth every minute you ...

About exponential organizations (Yuri van Geest)

You MUST read this book.     Exponential Organizations – Why new organizations are 10x better, faster and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it) from Yuri van Geest  

The future of privacy in an exponential world: a short video conversation with Yuri van Geest and Gerd Leonhard (TFA presents #10)

Check out the latest TFA presents video below – and be sure to get Yuri’s book, as well! Some related ‘privacy futures’ – images from previous #futuristgerd presentations on this topic  

Download Futurist Gerd Leonhard's books for free (PDF), via GerdCloud: Future of Content, Friction is Fiction and more

Greetings, as you may know, I have shared most of my books via my “GerdCloud” public dropbox folder for quite some time now.  Just in case you’ve missed this, here they are, individually. Happy reading!  Folder with PDFs of all books via GerdCloud The Future of Content (2011): Dropbox or direct download Friction is Fiction  (2010): Dropbox ...


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