“I count this among the very best business books I have read.“
James B. Stake, former Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services, 3M Company and Chairman, Ativa Medical Corporation
“The Exponential Era is a must-read for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and virtually anyone navigating our highly complex and rapidly changing world. Entertaining, practical, well-researched. I strongly recommend this book.“
General (Ret. 4 Star) Joseph L. Votel, President and CEO,
Business Executives for National Security (BENS)
“The Exponential Era turns strategic planning from a stagnant limited application exercise to an active thoughtful process that can yield benefits for all companies and executives.“
Michael Splinter, Chairman of the Board, NASDAQ and Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Applied Materials
We are living in the most extraordinary times in human history. Technology advancements are producing the deepest, fastest, and most significant transformation human civilization has ever experienced. For the first time ever, a new world order marked by abundance and human freedom from the toil of labor is within reach. However, there is a great chasm that needs to be crossed to get us to the promised land.
Millions of Americans have recently left their jobs in search of purpose-driven endeavors, a movement known as “The Great Resignation.” Others have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. This is a rehearsal for the next wave of joblessness: technical unemployment. Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation, and Robotics will displace workers at rates never seen before. The implications are enormous. The identity-defining, work-centered life that we have grown accustomed to is about to be unsettled.
How will humans find a sense of purpose and dignity without work? What will we do with our time? How will we acquire the skills necessary to be effective in the few jobs that remain? How will we collaborate and interact with the machines? Will we turn into zombies, bored, addicted, grabbing on to vices in search of meaning and purpose or will we turn into a more connected and introspective species, focusing our energy and time on artistic expressions, spirituality, and matters of the soul?
David’s next book reflects on these questions and instigates thought-provoking discussions that will open the readers’ minds to new possibilities, preparing us to enter this unfamiliar world order. It provides new insights and investigations from multiple domains, including technology, neuroscience, social psychology, business, economics, philosophy, and spirituality.
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