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The Industries of the Future Hardcover – 2 Feb 2016

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (2 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471156036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471156038
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 2.6 x 16.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 272,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'In a world growing more chaotic, Alec Ross is one of those very rare people who can see patterns in the chaos and provide guidance for the road forward. He has an unusual diversity of expertise that allows him to apply multiple lenses to the world's challenges and dream up the kind of innovative solutions that are changing the world.'
-Eric Schmidt, Former CEO of Google and author of The New Digital Age

'How can we prepare our children and ourselves to succeed in a world of robotics, globalization and digitally driven markets? In this valuable book, Alec Ross analyzes what it will take to survive and even thrive. The future is already hitting us and Ross shows how it can be exciting rather than frightening.'
-Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators

'The next 20 years are going to be even faster-moving and more transformative than the 20 we just lived through. Predicting exactly what is going to happen is impossible. But thinking systematically and strategically, as Alec Ross does here, about robotics, genomics, and the codification of everything is absolutely critical. Anyone who wants to understand the key forces that are shaping our economic, political, and social futures will benefit hugely from Ross's insights.'
Reid Hoffman, Founder & Chairman, LinkedIn

'It will likely be one of 2016's most talked about releases, and I predict will take its place alongside other classic tech-and-society books, like Tim Wu's Master Switch and Jonathan Zittrain's Future of the Internet. It's that good. His writing reveals not just where industries are heading, but where entire societies may end up as a result. This is important reading. Ross takes on an enormous challenge of making sense of how new technology is changing the world, and does so incredibly well, by any standard.'
Medium

'This book is a must read for the rising generation and their concerned parents and educators. Alec Ross brings a far-reaching perspective to bear in illustrating the opportunities to be seized in our changing world - across sectors and the globe - and the kind of preparation that will be important to make the most of them.'
Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach For America and CEO of Teach For All

'A lucid and informed guide, even on the most technical issues.'
--Financial Times



'A brilliant, captivating description of the profound changes that will be ushered in by advances in robotics, big data, and genomics and of the implications of those developments for employment, wealth distribution, and global trade. Alec Ross combines an extraordinary understanding of future trends with an equally extraordinary ability to describe those trends and explain what they mean for the world in the decades ahead.'

General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, Chairman, KKR Global Institute; former Commander of the Surge in Iraq and Director of the CIA


'The Industries of the Future is an engaging, clear-eyed look at the benefits and challenges of the coming wave of global innovation. Alec Ross, with his years of passionate work in the public and private sectors, is uniquely positioned to understand and explain where we re coming from and where we re going.'
Arianna Huffington

'Asks big questions to help prepare us for the inevitable, and is an important read for everyone from businesspeople to parents to teachers.'
TechRepublic

'A wide-ranging and smoothly written prospectus on the near future of innovation. It's a whirlwind tour, incisively covering economics, politics, cyberwarfare, genomics, and the complexities of Big Data among many other things in language for the layperson interested in what tomorrow could bring.'
Booklist

'This astute and enlightening book is generous with insight about what the future holds and how best to prepare for it.'
Publishers Weekly

'Discerning insights on approaching changes to our economic and social landscapes and solid advice on how we should navigate them.'
--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Alec Ross is one of America's leading experts on innovation. He served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him by Senator Clinton, which earned him a Distinguished Honor Award from the State Department. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs and serves as an advisor to investors, corporations and government leaders. Ross lives in Baltimore with his wife and their three young children.



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