The Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization

The Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization

by Ron Davison


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The simple but sweeping premise of this book is that a fourth, entrepreneurial economy is emerging. This will be as different from the information economy as that was from the industrial economy before it.

Last century we popularized knowledge work, transforming from an industrial economy dependent on child labor to an information economy dependent on adult education. This century we will popularize entrepreneurship, changing what it means to be an employee.

Since medieval times, the West has been defined by agricultural, industrial, and information economies. These three economies have transformed religion, politics, and finance. An emerging entrepreneurial economy promises to transform business.

Perhaps the most interesting prediction is that social invention will be as common for the next generation as technological invention became in the last century.

The Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization is a wildly optimistic book that will change how you think about the past and your future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983823209
Publisher: Ron Davison
Publication date: 07/11/2011
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Working as a business consultant for Franklin-Covey and ProChain Solutions, Inc., Ron Davison has worked with some of the world's largest and best-performing corporations. For Covey, Ron had the good fortune to lead the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Principle Centered Leadership seminars. With ProChain, Ron works with project teams inside of Fortune 500 firms to accelerate their development of new products as varied as diapers, computer chips, pharmaceuticals, and stents. Ron's first full time job was to take over the operation of a 22-employee restaurant- bakery when he was 17.

Ron has hosted a radio show, taught macroeconomics, was part of the organization to first host a trade show featuring American companies in Hanoi, and spoken in a variety of venues that include systems thinking conferences and Deming User Groups. Ron has previously created A Change in Thinking, a video on systems thinking.

The Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization is his most audacious attempt yet to make this a better world.

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