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Rave WSJ review of Change Agent

In the words of Tom Shippey “Biopunk has been waiting for its William Gibson, to bring a whole new vision of the future as Mr. Gibson did for cyberpunk, and Daniel Suarez has done it. The central story is riveting…Even more compelling, maybe, is the imagined background, the ‘agritowers’ or vertical hydroponics farms, the ‘pharmatowers,’ … [Read More]

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Bannon’s views inspired by The Fourth Turning’s warning: “Winter is Coming”

Neil Howe and William Strauss’ The Fourth Turning, a 1997 book that foresees a crisis on par with the Civil War, helps explain the basis of an “America First” agenda that Stephen K. Bannon has helped shape.

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Eric Liu’s How-To Book for Wielding Power

David Bornstein raves Liu’s “engaging and extremely timely book” takes stories of citizen action and distills them into “powerful insights and strategies.” In Liu’s words “This book is for underdogs and challengers. It’s for people who want to be change agents, not defenders of the status quo.”

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Fortune Makers lauded in the Wall Street Journal

Business scholars Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, and Peter Cappelli at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Neng Liang of the China Europe International Business School sketch portraits of dozens of China’s major private companies, including the e-commerce giant Alibaba, the auto maker Geely and the property developer Vanke, which are now powerful forces far … [Read More]

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Ignatius and Fairouz’s The New Prince Premieres in Amsterdam

The New Prince received a standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience at its world premiere last Friday. Set in 2032, it shows Machiavelli revising his book for a new era. Much of the effectiveness of the harmony between libretto and score stems from Ignatius’s skillful use of actual words used by the historical figures. Reviewer Mervyn … [Read More]

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Eric Liu on the State of Power and Activism

Opposition alone isn’t enough to win converts to a cause or enact a political agenda, argues Eric Liu, the founder of the non-profit Citizen University and author of the new book You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen.

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Publisher’s Weekly Praises Death in Nantucket

Publisher’s Weekly raves “Mathews takes readers on a holiday tour with an ocean view, complete with a murder mystery as twisted as the emotions that family can evoke.”

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Freaking out About Cyber? Read Kaplan’s Dark Territory

Osnos writes in the New Yorker “One of the most persistent challenges in this new era is, to put it bluntly, deciding how much to freak out.” Fred Kaplan’s “compelling history of cyberwarfare” describes how the head of the NSC  “had to shame his colleagues into paying attention.” Now, Osnos points out, “there remains, in political … [Read More]

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“John Maeda is to Design what Buffet is to Finance”

Maeda, a seasoned technologist who spent more than a decade at the MIT Media Lab before becoming president of RISD, a partner at VC powerhouse Kleiner Perkins, and now the head of computational design and inclusion at Automattic, travels to South By Southwest every year to deliver his Design in Technology report, a sprawling presentation that … [Read More]

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Neil Howe: Bannon’s Worldview Came from my Book

In their 1997 book The Fourth Turning, Neil Howe and William Strauss argued that American history unfolds in a recurring cycle of four-generation-long eras, including the fourth turning–a time of civic and political crisis. Steve Bannon was enthralled; he concluded that Strauss and Howe’s book predicted imminent apocalypse.

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Warren Buffett Praises Jack Bogle

“If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands- down choice should be Jack Bogle,” Buffett writes in his annual letter to shareholders. Bogle, who founded Vanguard in 1974, is the author of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, The Battle for the … [Read More]

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Change Agent’s Starred PW Review

Publisher’s Weekly raves “The depth and sophistication of Suarez’s dystopian world—not to mention his facility at making complex science intelligible to the nonexpert—rivals anything Michael Crichton ever did.”