ISBN 9781610395793,No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends

No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends


James Manyika


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Public Affairs

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781610395793

ISBN-10 1610395794


Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)
Danger! Opportunity! In this snack from the business-class galley, three McKinsey Global Institute researchers serve up a view of a future that 'presents difficult, often existential challenges to leaders of companies, organizations, cities, and countries.'... Libertarians may squall, but investors just beginning to look at emerging market trends may find value in this book." --Kirkus Reviews "An intriguing work for those interested in the business impacts of globalization." --Library Journal "What's unique is how the book ties these four major forces together in a book that's packed with insights and anecdotes while remaining free of management-speak...What this book excels at is quickly summarizing these forces and the challenges they pose to businesses and policy makers. And using real-world examples to illustrate these forces." --Global by Design "Richard Dobbs, James Manyika and Jonathan Woetzel offer a stimulating analysis of the major trends that might make or break nations. By combining data from disparate fields, they make a compelling argument about the disruptive forces that are re-shaping the world before our eyes." --BusinessWorld "A timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy...What sets No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends apart is depth of analysis combined with lively writing informed by surprising, memorable insights that enable us to quickly grasp the disruptive forces at work." --ValueWalk "As a new book, titled No Ordinary Disruption, based on research by the directors of the McKinsey Global Institute, notes: 'A radically different world is forming. The operating system of the world is being rewritten even as we speak. It doesn't come in a splashy new release. It evolves, unfolds, and often explodes.' Authors Richard Dobbs, James Manyika and Jonathan Woetzel add: 'Technology--from the printing press to the steam engine and the Internet--has always been a great force in overturning the status quo. The difference today is the sheer ubiquity of the technology in our lives and the speed of the change.'" --Singapore Straits Times "No Ordinary Disruption is no ordinary management book. Everyone in and around business and technology has heard about disruption for awhile now, but the way Dobbs, Manyika and Woetzel dissect the phenomenon and give it meaning is truly new and exciting. They not only provide a prescient diagnosis of what's to come, but also offer compelling thoughts on how we succeed in a world that's moving faster and faster every day. The massive changes they describe can be overwhelming, but they do a remarkable job of inspiring us to confront them with intellect, humanity, and a profound optimism about our future." --Eric Schmidt,Google Executive Chairman "A compelling and rigorous illustration of how the pace of change in the last two decades has grown by orders of magnitude. Leaders from all spheres must now face up to these developments, and change their old models and processes for decision-making to handle the massive increase in shorter term volatility -- while still keeping their eyes on the longer term. Important reading for policy-makers, financiers, industrialists and NGOs interested in updating their worldview and making it fit for modern purpose." --Andrew Mackenzie,CEO of BHP Billiton "No one can know the future. But No Ordinary Disruption takes a very good shot. By reading this book you can prepare for what the future will bring. Everyone with responsibility for a part of the future should carefully consider its analysis." -Lawrence H. Summers, former Treasury Secretary "The world is getting more connected, and thus more complex. New strategies are necessary for a networked age. No Ordinary Disruption is an excellent primer in how to think strategically about the transformational role of technology and the accelerating global flows of goods, capital, and talent -- and how to prepare yourself for a future that will be marked by relentless change and massive opportunity. I highly recommend this book." -Reid Hoffman, co-founder/chairman of LinkedIn