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Review Of ‘The Second Machine Age’

Review Of ‘The Second Machine Age’

Summary Hazel Henderson's perspective on the recently published book, 'The Second Machine Age' by Erik Byrynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, authors of Race Against the Machine. Explores the role of digitization in finance, economics and the economy. Lauds authors' break from traditional "economism" while questioning their faith in silicon [...]

Book Review: ‘Flash Boys’ By Michael Lewis

Book Review: ‘Flash Boys’ By Michael Lewis

Summary How high frequency trading works against investors. Highlighting the sleuthing efforts of Brad Katsuyama to bypass the digitization of wall street. Using a financial transaction tax (FTT) to curtail hft. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, WW Norton, New York, 2014 READ MORE HERE

Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance   Banks and financial sector firms are still held in low repute by public opinion in many countries. Taxpayers and retail investors along with average citizens still distrust stock markets, high frequency trading and resent their banks, brokers and insurance firms due to [...]

Book Reviews: ‘The Locust And The Bee’ And ‘The Collaboration Economy’

Book Reviews: ‘The Locust And The Bee’ And ‘The Collaboration Economy’

The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future Author Geoff Mulgan, former top aide to Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and founder of the celebrated think tank Demos, earns his spurs as a top-rank, global public intellectual with his latest book, The Locust and The Bee (Princeton University Press, 2013). Mulgan has [...]

Bloomberg’s Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City

Bloomberg’s Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City

Bloomberg's Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his city the world leader in the fight to defend against climate change and reduce carbon emissions. This book, just released, tells the story. It is being published as a multi-media e-book on ICN [...]

Review of The Entrepreneurial State By Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press

Review of The Entrepreneurial State By Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press

  The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths Review of The Entrepreneurial State By Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press, London, 2013 By Hazel Henderson © 2013, for SeekingAlpha.com The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato could help move the global policy debate beyond the binary options of “austerity” [...]

Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization Any book by Eric Drexler must be taken seriously since his Engines of Creation (1986) launched global debates about the field of nanotechnology (assembling objects atom by atom) and the many controversies engendered. These controversies over the intervening decades [...]

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature  by Janine M. Benyus

  Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Review by Alan F Kay  Biomimicry by Janine Benyus deals with the clear and fascinating, yet little understood and vast, reality of the processes of life and living beings. The book summarizes these ideas this way: Virtually all living creatures: plants, animals, microbes, etc., rely [...]

Book Review: Parent Power

Book Review: Parent Power

Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity: Why do we permit babies to have one, two or three strikes against them at birth and endanger our nation's future? By Jack C. Westman, M.D., CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013   “Dr. Weston’s well-research, bold proposal  focusing  on  how to give our children the best start in life [...]

Raising Dough by Elisabeth Ü

Raising Dough by Elisabeth Ü

The complete guide to financing a socially responsible food business, Chelsea Green, 2013   “Starting a food business?  Raising Dough provides an extremely useful roadmap through the financial landscape.  This is a wonderful overview of the tools and techniques for capitalizing your small food enterprise.”   ~ Woody Tasch, [...]

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