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Uncharted: How to Map the Future

Uncharted: How to Map the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

By Heffernan, Margaret

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'An urgent read...Karl Popper for the 21st century' Robert Phillips, author of Trust me, PR is Dead' 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 Heffern...an 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.
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ISBN 9781471179792
Released AU 1 Mar 2020
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
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ISBN-13 9781471179792
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Released 1 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
Edition Export/Airside
Author(s) By Heffernan, Margaret
Category Decision Theory: General
Globalization
Economic Forecasting
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 303.49
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Future, The, Forecasting, Social change
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade

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