The Great Disruption

The Great Disruption

Just as the Industrial Revolution brought about momentous changes in society's moral values, there has been a similar Great Disruption during the last half of the twentieth century.

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847653611

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Just as the Industrial Revolution brought about momentous changes in society's moral values, there has been a similar Great Disruption during the last half of the twentieth century. In the last 50 years the developed world has made the shift from industrial to information society; knowledge has replaced mass production as the basis for wealth, power and social intercourse. This change, for all its benefits, has led to increasing crime, massive changes is fertility and family structure, decreasing levels of trust and the triumph of individualism over community. But Fukuyama claims that a new social order is already under construction. This he maintains, cannot be imposed by governments or organised religion. Instead he argues that human beings are biologically driven to establish moral values, and have unique capabilities for reasoning their over the long run to spontaneous order.
Categories: Social Science

The Great Disruption

The Great Disruption

Instead we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable. The 'Great Disruption' started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological change like the melting polar icecap.

Author: Paul Gilding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408822180

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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'One of those who has been warning me of [a coming crisis] for a long time is Paul Gilding, the Australian environmental business expert. He has a name for this moment - when both Mother Nature and Father Greed have hit the wall at once - The Great Disruption.'-Thomas Friedman, The New York Times
Categories: Nature

The Great Disruption

The Great Disruption

And these innovations send gusts of disruption though the economy as their competitors try to adjust to the new business landscape and institutions scrabble to adjust to new realities. Entrepreneurs rather than the workers are history's ...

Author: Adrian Wooldridge

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782831310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

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Based around a compilation of his popular Schumpeter columns, Adrian Wooldridge takes a look at the forces that are disrupting today's fast-moving business world. The disruption has many causes: the internet's rapid spread; the challenge from emerging markets in innovation and manufacturing; clever management techniques that are forcing companies to rethink strategy; robots advancing from the factory floor into the service sector; and much more. These developments are shaking business and social life to its foundations, producing a new set of winners and losers, and forcing everyone to adapt and change. The Great Disruption explains: - The forces that are disrupting today's business world, and the management gurus that predicted them. - Who are the winners and the losers, and how institutions have tried (and often failed) to change. - How classic management problems, such as talent management, distribution, and outsourcing persist, but with a new twist. - What the future holds for companies, universities, competition and society. It also reminds us why Joseph Schumpeter's ideas about creative destruction are particularly valuable today.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Great Disruption

The Great Disruption

3D printing is the catalyst for the inevitable Great Disruption of mass production. It's not a prediction, it's a pattern. A NEW LENS A 3D printed world is very different from the one in which we now live. It is a place where bricks ...

Author: Rick Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250091437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The Great Disruption reveals how 3D printing manufacturing will transform the world in the same way that Henry Ford’s Model T upended transportation or Gutenberg’s printing press started an information revolution. It traces both the impact of this disruption as it rapidly spreads around the world and affects every kind of industry imaginable, while detailing specific steps that can and should be taken right now to prepare. The 3D manufacturing revolution is pervasive and growing rapidly, and includes such major breakthroughs as: - A machine in Amsterdam that can 3D print a bridge over a canal underneath it using no support or scaffolding - A global auto manufacturer designing a car that automatically changes its physical shape and structure in response to current driving conditions - A scientist in London experimenting with 3D printing material that is two hundred times stronger than steel - A Harvard researcher who is 3D printing batteries the size of a single grain of sand - An astronaut who is printing replacement parts in space—and a shipping executive who is doing the same thing on cargo ships In exploring this radical future, The Great Disruption shows how we can position ourselves to successfully navigate this historic shift to our greatest benefit.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Great Disruption

The Great Disruption

Zaki Ladi. The Great Disruption The Great Disruption ZAKI LAÏDI Translated by Chris Turner polity Front Cover.

Author: Zaki Ladi

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745636641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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The dynamic that currently underlies global social change is the product of forces that are not of a single type or origin. As a consequence, that change is experienced as a process that uproots individuals but gives no guidance for the future, that destroys but does not reconstruct, that prescribes action but provides no reassurance. The radical uncertainty it engenders is an understandable source of anxiety: the rich countries are increasingly worried about competition from low-wage economies, while the wretched of the earth suspect their precarious existences will come under even greater pressure. Within each nation, the constantly growing gap between winners and losers exacerbates these fears. The Great Disruption is at its height. This book is an examination and interpretation of the enormous complex of social changes which, for want of a better word, we term globalization.
Categories: Philosophy

The Great Disruption

The Great Disruption

An optimistic assessment of the potential world-improving opportunities associated with the climate crisis argues that suffering and conflict anticipated for the next several decades will also promote unprecedented levels of human ...

Author: Paul Gilding

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608192236

Category: Nature

Page: 292

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An optimistic assessment of the potential world-improving opportunities associated with the climate crisis argues that suffering and conflict anticipated for the next several decades will also promote unprecedented levels of human innovation, adaptability and resilience. 40,000 first printing.
Categories: Nature

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

1 The Great Disruption National Cash Register was formed in the midst of the “Semi-Panic” of 1884. Apple launched its iPod in 2001. Tough times don't stop innovation. Managing in the Great Disruption requires companies to master ...

Author: Scott D. Anthony

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422139011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Nobody can predict what the future holds for the world economy, but there is growing consensus that the turmoil of 2008 will lead to at least some period of prolonged pain. Most managers, who have never dealt with such a global downturn, seem paralyzed.
Categories: Business & Economics

Tales from the Great Disruption

Tales from the Great Disruption

These are stories of people and, as such they are about conflict, joy, terror, disappointment, betrayal, loss, and discovery. They illuminate a complex period still in motion.

Author: Michael Shapiro

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996130500

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THE SECRET SERVICE CHURCH FAITH SEEKING RELATEDNESS

THE SECRET SERVICE CHURCH FAITH SEEKING RELATEDNESS

CHAPTER 16 THE GREAT DISRUPTION AND THE GREAT COMMISSION the previous chapters provides the grounding for the relationship building that will form the Body of Christ. The exchanges that trade in the disturbing aspects of others that we ...

Author: George Gammack

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326390501

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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We all know what church is. Likewise we are provided with a supply of set notions for God, Christ and the Bible, which make up the stock-in trade equipment for both 'believer' and 'non-believer.' This study asks fundamental questions about all these from a relational perspective, attempting to illumine the faith quest by way of clues from the common realities of human interaction. In this it is the appropriate provisions of relationships, rather than the assent to doctrines, that forms the spiritual basis of community. Such a theology of relatedness is urgently needed. We must come out of our creedal closets to be part of a new diaspora. This demands a 'secret discipline' of servant relationship at work in that no-man's-land where there is space for all manner of secular saints and doctrinal devils to discover the possibilities of their togetherness - the secret service church, in odd places and often strange company.
Categories: Religion

Guided Evolution of Society

Guided Evolution of Society

72.7 Fukuyama: The Great Disruption In Chapter 6 and in the present chapter we have become increasingly more aware of our current evolutionary predicament that finds us struggling to find our way between two generations of HSS.

Author: Bela H. Banathy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475731392

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

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Based on a comprehensive review of human and societal evolution the book develops an approach to conscious, self-guided evolution. In the course of the evolutionary journey of our species, there have been three seminal events. The first happened some seven million yeas ago, when our humanoid ancestors entered on the evolutionary scene. Their journey toward the second crucial event lasted over six million years when - as the greatest event of our evolutionary history - homo sapiens sapiens, started the revolutionary process of cultural evolution. Today, we have arrived at the threshold of the third major event, `the revolution of conscious evolution,' when it becomes our responsibility to enter into the evolutionary design space and guide the evolutionary journey of our species. The book tells the story of the first six million years of the journey in just enough detail to understand how evolution had worked in times when it was primarily biological, driven by natural selection. With the human revolution some fifty thousand years ago, with the emergence of self-reflective consciousness, the evolutionary process transformed from biological into cultural. From this point on, the book follows the journey with detailed attention, in order to learn how cultural evolution works. The book is organized in three parts. Part One commences with an exposition of a brief history of the evolutionary idea through time with a focus on a review of the science of general evolution and specifically social and societal evolution. Next, the book unfolds the `evolutionary story' of our species from the time when the first humanoids entered the evolutionary scene to our current era. Part Two develops a systems view of evolution, explores the ways and means of how evolution works, characterizes evolutionary consciousness and develops the idea of conscious evolution. Part Three builds upon the knowledge developed in the first two parts and sets forth the key conditions of conscious, self-guided evolution, elaborating the core condition, which is the acquisition of evolutionary competence through evolutionary learning. The focus of this part is on an approach to the design of evolutionary guidance systems that our families, neighborhoods, communities, organizations, social and societal systems can use to design the future they aspire to attain. The work is set aside from other statements in three important ways. It provides: (1) a comprehensive review of how evolution has worked with a focus on socio-cultural evolution, (2) an explanation of evolutionary consciousness and the conditions of engaging in conscious evolution, and (3) most significantly, it develops a detailed approach and a methodology to the design of evolutionary guidance systems.
Categories: Social Science