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The Resource Uncharted : how to map the future, Margaret Heffernan

Uncharted : how to map the future, Margaret Heffernan

Label
Uncharted : how to map the future
Title
Uncharted
Title remainder
how to map the future
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Heffernan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How can we think about the future? What do we need to do - and who do we need to be? In her bold and invigorating new book, distinguished businesswoman and author Margaret Heffernan explores the people and organisations who aren't daunted by uncertainty. We are addicted to prediction, desperate for certainty about the future. But the complexity of modern life won't provide that; experts in forecasting are reluctant to look more than 400 days out. History doesn't repeat itself and even genetics won't tell you everything you want to know. Ineradicable uncertainty is now a fact of life. In complex environments, efficiency is a hazard not a help; being robust is the better, safer option. Drawing on a wide array of people and places, Margaret Heffernan looks at long-term projects developed over generations that could never have been planned the way that they have been run. Experiments, led by individuals and nations, discover new possibilities and options. Radical exercises in forging new futures with wildly diverse participants allow everyone to create outcomes together that none could do alone. Existential crises reveal the vital social component in resilience. Death is certain, but how we approach it impacts the future of those we leave behind. And preparedness - doing everything today that you might need for tomorrow - provides the antidote to passivity and prediction. Ranging freely through history and from business to science, government to friendships, this refreshing book challenges us to resist the false promises of technology and efficiency and instead to mine our own creativity and humanity for the capacity to create the futures we want and can believe in
Cataloging source
YDX
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heffernan, Margaret
Dewey number
303.49
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Future, The
  • Forecasting
  • Social change
Label
Uncharted : how to map the future, Margaret Heffernan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066442761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781471179785
Lccn
2020376930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123239673
Label
Uncharted : how to map the future, Margaret Heffernan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066442761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781471179785
Lccn
2020376930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123239673

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