Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future

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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.60
Publisher
Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.0 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982112622

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About the Author

Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, chief executive, and author. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland, and educated at Cambridge University. She worked for the BBC and developed interactive multimedia products with Peter Lynch, Tom Peters, Standard & Poors, and The Learning Company. She has served as Chief Executive Officer for InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation, and iCAST Corporation. The author of Beyond Measure, Willful Blindness, and A Bigger Prize, among others, she blogs for HuffPost, CBS Moneywatch, and Inc.com.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR WILLFUL BLINDNESS:

"A polemic against the dangers of docility and 'groupthink' in every walk of life." --Financial Times, Books of the Year

"Writing in clear, flowing prose, Heffernan draws on psychological and neurological studies and interviews with executives, whistleblowers and white-collar criminals." --The New York Times

"Entertaining and compellingly argued." --Sunday Times

"An engaging read, packed with cautionary tales . . . Heffernan shows why we close our eyes to facts that threaten our families, our livelihood, and our self-image--and, even better, she points the way out of the darkness." --Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and When

"A tour de force of brilliant insights." --Philip Zimbardo, author of The Time Paradox
"Heffernan is admired for books that question the received wisdom of how management works; she is a business guru who brings the stern discipline of good sense to the business book genre. In this book she turns her attention to a topic that absorbs most business leaders--and the rest of us too: how to think about what the future holds. . . . Wise and appealingly human." --Tim Harford, Financial Times
"By the turn of the century, innovations such as computing and the internet were turbocharging the forecasting business to an extraordinary degree, as Margaret Heffernan notes in her excellent (and very timely) new book Uncharted. . . . As Heffernan stresses, while the forecasting business has made its 'experts' very rich, it is also based on a fallacy: the idea that the future can be neatly extrapolated from the past. Moreover, the apparent success of some pundits in predicting events (such as the 2008 crash) makes them so overconfident that they get locked into particularly rigid models." --Gillian Tett, Financial Times