The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

by Joshua Cooper Ramo


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Endless terror. Refugee waves. An unfixable global economy. Surprising election results. New billion-dollar fortunes. Miracle medical advances. What if they were all connected? What if you could understand why?

The Seventh Sense is the story of what all of today's successful figures see and feel: the forces that are invisible to most of us but explain everything from explosive technological change to uneasy political ripples. The secret to power now is understanding our new age of networks. Not merely the Internet, but also webs of trade, finance, and even DNA. Based on his years of advising generals, CEOs, and politicians, Ramo takes us into the opaque heart of our world's rapidly connected systems and teaches us what the losers are not yet seeing — and what the victors of this age already know.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316285070
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 510,870
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joshua Cooper Ramo is the author of the international bestseller The Age of the Unthinkable. He is co-chief executive officer and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates and a member of the board of directors of FedEx and Starbucks. His first book, No Visible Horizon, chronicled his experiences as a competitive aerobatic pilot.

Table of Contents

Preface 3

Part 1 The Nature of Our Age

In which the revolutionary character of our era is explained. The need for a new instinct is introduced. The historical stakes are weighed.

Chapter 1 The Masters 7

Chapter 2 The Age of Network Power 31

Chapter 3 War, Peace, Networks 58

Part 2 The Seventh Sense

In which we regard the world with a new sensibility. Connection, we discover, changes the nature of an object.

Chapter 4 The Jaws of Connection 95

Chapter 5 Fishnet 125

Chapter 6 Warez Dudes 144

Chapter 7 The New Caste 172

Chapter 8 "MapReduce": The Compression of Space and Time 188

Part 3 Gateland

A guide to power in the world that becomes newly apparent with the Seventh Sense.

Chapter 9 Inside and Out 225

Chapter 10 Hard Gatekeeping 250

Chapter 11 Citizens! 276

Acknowledgments 309

Notes 313

Index 333

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