Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Connected Age

The Connected Age: Being the Best You Can By Reinventing Your World by Sudhakar Ram from Harper Collins, India.

Taken together, mankind has the capability and resources to make the world a happy home for all life on the planet. Yet, we live in times of great discontent, environmental degradation and individual powerlessness in spite of our access to information and the technological and material prowess we today have.

In these dystopian times, Sudhakar Ram sets out to show the road ahead. He examines how our Industrial Age mindset has been responsible for the current state of the world—where individuals and institutions are forever running on the treadmill of success and operate as independent entities not really talking to each other. He makes a case for going beyond this mindset to embrace a new set of principles and practices that acknowledge the interdependent and connected nature of our existence, thus heralding a new ‘Connected Age’.

‘If the last hundred years are anything to go by, aren’t we justified in expecting dramatic changes in the next hundred?’ asks Sudhakar, the head of IT solutions firm Mastek, as he calls for an overhaul of the way we run our lives, our companies and our planet itself, so that we leave behind a better world for future generations.

Based on his blog ‘The New Constructs’, which has more than 45,000 followers, and drawing on the ideas of several thinkers such as Mahatma Gandhi, E.F. Schumacher, Stephen Covey, Paul Hawken, Bill McKibben and Benjamin Zander, among others, The Connected Age is a futurist’s vision for a new world and a guidebook about personal change that anybody can benefit from.

In our General section, Rs. 350, in paperback, 272 pages, ISBN: 9789351361992 

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