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The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
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Endless terror. Refugee waves. An unfixable global economy. Surprising election results. New billion-dollar fortunes. Miracle medical advances. What if they were all connected? What if you could understand why?
The Seventh Sense is the story of what all of today's successful figures see and feel: the forces that are invisible to most of us but explain everything from explosive technological change to uneasy political ripples. The secret to power now is understanding our new age of networks. Not merely the Internet, but also webs of trade, finance, and even DNA. Based on his years of advising generals, CEOs, and politicians, Ramo takes us into the opaque heart of our world's rapidly connected systems and teaches us what the losers are not yet seeing — and what the victors of this age already know.
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      • source: Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators
      • content: Joshua Cooper Ramo has written a book that combines historic sweep and incisive detail. A great book, and a useful one. The Seventh Sense is a concept every businessman, diplomat, or student should aspire to master — a powerful idea, backed by stories and figures that will be impossible to forget.
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      • source: Bill Bradley
      • content: If this book were read and understood by our next president, America would be a stronger country and the president would have an agenda for global leadership. Ramo's fascinating work serves a critical public purpose.
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      • source: Fareed Zakaria, author of In Defense of a Liberal Education
      • content: Joshua Cooper Ramo has a unique intelligence and a unique voice, which illuminate this fascinating book. The central new reality of the world we live in today is connectivity. People, computers, other machines, almost everything is getting linked and these new networks are spewing oceans of information. How should we navigate this brave new world? Ramo writes with ease and authority about the technology, history , and foreign policy of this power shift, giving us an essential guide for the future.
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      • source: Reid Hoffman, Chairman/Founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock
      • content: In this hyper networked world remade fresh every day, with new perils and new opportunities, there is one book to be sure to read: Joshua Ramo's new book, a masterpiece, The Seventh Sense. To understand the tsunami of the networked age, you need history, biography, tech, philosophy, politics—and you want a book that has a depth beyond whatever else you could be streaming, podcasting, or wiki-ing. This is that book.
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      • source: Midwest Book Review
      • content: The Seventh Sense ultimately isn't just about witnessing the power of human connections, but also harnessing that power to change the world. Highly recommended.
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      • source: Kirkus Reviews
      • content: Provocative reading... [Ramo] offers plenty of interesting scenarios for such things as global power shifts, AI-enabled weapons systems, and the like.... For policy wonks with an eye toward the middle term, Ramo provides a good effort to make sense of it all.
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      • source: Hazel Henderson, Seeking Alpha
      • content: This book is the best yet on reviewing the ever more tightly woven, connected, pervasive networks - accelerating due to their interactivity - that now dominate our globalized human societies.... Ramo surveys this new world of interconnected networks in penetrating detail with deep knowledge of current global geopolitics and human history.
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        Salutary futuristic reading for those still inclined to "use a mechanical way of thinking in an age of complexity."Has there ever been an age without complexity and confusion? Probably not. However, as Kissinger Associates CEO Ramo (The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It, 2009, etc.) writes, this is a time of disruption that lends itself to "seventh sense" thinking--in less trendy terms, the ability to discern how things connect to other things in nodes and networks, "to look at any object and see the way in which it is changed by connection." These networks can be benign; they can be useful, as in digitized library connections; and they can be harmful, in part owing to the "hyperdense concentrations of power" that are produced by networks, introducing opportunities for chaos and complexity into situations that are already fraught with them. Ramo quotes approvingly from the philosopher Paul Virilio in this regard: "When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck." Shipwrecks are all around us, as witness the network that is the Islamic State group, something that old-school thinking might imagine can be fought by air forces and bunker-buster bombs but that the Seventh Sensible would know requires different tools for dismantling. Ramo is sometimes vague but sometimes profound in a postmodern way that's not the usual stuff of Washington think tanks: we have been busy "murdering the exotic," he writes, with our first-world technologies and high-speed Internet connections, so we shouldn't be surprised when "from time to time, the exotic shows up and murders us right back." It all makes for provocative reading, and if the author is light on specifics, he offers plenty of interesting scenarios for such things as global power shifts, AI-enabled weapons systems, and the like. Plus ca change? No, the more it changes, the weirder the world gets. For policy wonks with an eye toward the middle term, Ramo provides a good effort to make sense of it all. COPYRIGHT(1) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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