The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - And the Fight for Our Future
Alec Ross (Author)
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Henry Holt & Company
September 14, 2021
6.2 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author
Alec Ross is one of the world's leading experts on innovation. Author of New York Times-bestselling The Industries of the Future, he is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at The University of Bologna Business School and a Board Partner at Amplo, a global venture capital firm. He was a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and a Senior Fellow at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs. During the Obama Administration, he served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, to help modernize the practice of diplomacy and advance America's foreign policy interests. He also served as the Convener for the Technology & Media Policy Committee on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.
Featured in Kirkus's "150 Most Anticipated Fall Books" and Adam Grant's "10 New Leadership Books to Wrap Up Summer and Kick Off Fall""Alec Ross fearlessly confronts one of the fundamental concerns of our time: fixing the broken social contract between people, business, and government. His book will challenge you to rethink some of your assumptions about democracy, capitalism, and globalization."
--Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife "This book is special. At a time when uncertainty fills every conversation and our recent history has left so many vulnerable, The Raging 2020s doesn't just add clarity, it offers direction. Alec leaves the reader with both understanding and hope in a way not many can, and he continues to show why he is one of the foremost thinkers of our time. This book helps set the direction our society should follow."
--Wes Moore, author, combat veteran, and social entrepreneur "Alec Ross is a keen analyst and brilliant storyteller. The Raging 2020s introduces us to the people whose lives are blighted by unconscionable policies and concentrations of power, helping us understand and indeed share the rage that fuels many 21st century political movements. Best of all, Ross is willing to speak truth to power in recommending a set of bold but realistic solutions."
--Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America Foundation, and Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University "A gripping, illuminating chronicle that provides a wonderful birds-eye view from the heights of government and international business, that solidifies Ross's position among the most visionary of global thinkers on the future of technology and its implications, and that also is an amazingly enjoyable, page-turning read!"
--General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA and former Commander of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan "A provocative, well-made case for remaking the American way of doing business--and way of life."
"This disquieting look is a must-read for anyone looking to understand the present moment."