The Age of the Unthinkable

The Age of the Unthinkable

Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do about It

By Joshua Cooper Ramo

Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316118118, 285pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2010

Description

Today the very ideas that made America great imperil its future. Our plans go awry and policies fail. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to improve lives, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions made to stem a financial crisis guarantee its worsening. Environmental strategies to protect species lead to their extinction.

The traditional physics of power has been replaced by something radically different. In The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo puts forth a revelatory new model for understanding our dangerously unpredictable world. Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, psychology, immunology, and the science of networks, he describes a new landscape of inherent unpredictability--and remarkable, wonderful possibility.



About the Author
Joshua Cooper Ramo is managing director and a partner at Kissinger Associates, one of the world's leading strategic advisory firms. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates, he was assistant managing editor of Time and worked in the advisory and banking business in China. Trained as an economist, he holds degrees from the University of Chicago and New York University.

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