Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 21 mm
A fast-paced, hope-filled yet deeply grounded tour of the innovations and technologies with the potential to resolve our era's greatest environmental, social and economic challenges, where unrestrained business alone has clearly failed. * David Rowan, Editor, WIRED magazine *
Turnaround Challenge marries innovation to Jane Jacobs. It provides a compelling analysis of the next wave of urban-propelled economic growth that promises to reshape business as well as the cities we live in. * Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class, University of Toronto and NYU *
A fascinating journey that begins with the birth of capitalism and mass consumption and engagingly describes why this current model is no longer fit for purpose, given current and complex challenges. The authors draw on science, philosophy, history, and political economics, as well as business and social trends, to weave three realistic future scenarios and their respective implications for business, government, and communities. This book is a highly rewarding read for those of us who want to believe in the capacity of human beings to transform systems and practices. * Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford *
This book is full of information, full of important ideas, very readable, and highly relevant to the challenges we are all faced with at this time. Two things are certain: society is struggling to get to grips with its sustainability challenges, and business will have a huge influence in meeting those challenges moving forwards. This book sets out clearly the challenges for business in both rich and poor countries. More than that, it shows the shortcomings of conventional thinking, and offers engaging new arguments for practical new directions for business to explore and suggestions for how it can be encouraged to act. * Professor Sir David King, Chairman, Future Cities Catapult *
Vital and timely, fresh and provocative, this is an exciting vision of the next wave of business growth. It should be indispensable reading for the next generation of business leaders. * Professor Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School and Hotspots Movement founder *
The book is nonetheless a serious attempt to rethink business practices from inside capitalism. * R. A. Beauregard, Choice, *
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