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The Great Acceleration
Author: Robert Colvile

ISBN: 9781408840085
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 27 April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.2
Description:
A revelatory account of how our society is speeding up and why we should embrace the acceleration, The Great Acceleration is a fascinating insight into the science and promise of the modern world from a brilliant new writer

Instant messaging. Superfast broadband. High-frequency trading.

The world is, undeniably, accelerating. Great acceleration of change is evident in all spheres of modern life. In this revelatory study, Robert Colvile examines how and why this is happening, why it's unlikely we'll be able to slow down - and why this may be no bad thing.

It's a book peppered with slogans from this new world's heavy hitters: Ried Hoffman, the inventor of LinkedIn: 'If you're not embarrassed by your first version, you waited too long to ship it'; 'Carry on failing until you succeed'; Jeff Bezos, 'Amazon isn't happening to the book business, the future is happening to the book business'; 'You jump off a cliff and you assemble an aeroplane on the way down' is from Mark Zuckerberg; 'Move fast and break things' is another of his.

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