The Creative Society: How the Future Can Be Won

The Creative Society: How the Future Can Be Won

by Lars Tvede


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910649725
Publisher: LID Publishing USA
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 548
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lars Tvede ( holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in International Commerce, and he is a certified derivatives trader from National Futures Association in Chicago. Lars Tvedes books have been published in 11 languages and more than 50 editions.
Lars spent 11 years in portfolio management and investment banking before moving to the high-tech and telecommunications industries in the mid-1990s, where he has been co-founder of several award-winning companies within the satellite, Internet and mobile space.
He is also founder of Beluga, a successful financial trading company. Lars was listed in The Guru Guide to Marketing as one of the Worlds 62 leading thinkers of marketing strategy.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Creativity, Seen From Space 6

Part I How Creativity Develops 14

1 When creativity began 15

2 The taming of life 40

3 The dynamics of ideas 53

Part II The Rises And Falls of Creativity 69

4 The first civilizations 70

5 Europe's remarkable re-boot 90

6 The great take-off 102

7 The question of the creative core 118

8 How creativity ceases 127

9 Why only the West? 134

Part III Why Creativity Changes People 152

10 How we learned to co-operate 153

11 Creativity and culture 174

Part IV The Rise Of the Naysayers 188

12 Won't the ideas soon run out? 189

13 Are free markets self-defeating? 209

14 Are we draining the world's last resources? 233

15 Does growth destroy the environment? 258

Part V The Silting of Society 295

16 The legal tangle 296

17 The public productivity problem 305

18 Over-taxation and public borrowing 314

19 The donation delusions 326

Part VI The Enemies of Reason 338

20 Neo-Luddites and panic-mongers 339

21 Eco-fascists and pseudo scientists 358

22 Babblers, cynics, charlatans 376

23 Utopian social engineers 383

Part VII Saving Creativity 390

24 The 12 threats to creativity 391

25 The creative state 405

26 The possible world 423

References 429

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