In Powershift, Alvin Toffler brings to a climax the ideas set forth in his previous works to offer a stunning vision of the future that will change your life. In Powershift. Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and The Third Wave are among the most influential books of our time. Now, in Powershift, he brings to a climax the. EXECUTIVE BOOK REPORT. 2nd Lt Michael J. Castagna, USMC. Alvin Toffler. PowerShift: Knowledge. Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century.

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Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century

Aug 15, Amber rated it it was amazing. Sep 08, Saadia rated it really liked it. The family firm is the only one of a host of colorful formats that shifts power away from manager-bureaucrats in the year ahead. With regards to The Powershift Era, the nature of power is changing. A fundamental analysis and convincing essay on Powershift between Money and Information as main source of Power and control Have you not read and learned about this book?

In this age of information, knowledge plays a crucial role in the powershkft. They will be divided into the fast and slow countries. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Radical change is underway as knowledge may becoming the currency of the future. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

The result is that airlines, car makers, and oil companies are all engaged in a many-sided war for control of the emerging communication systems. The author covered a complex topic with such an eloquence just matchless.

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People’s Daily classes him among the 50 foreigners that shaped modern China. This book was recommended to me by a co-worker and reading it now, some 20 plus years after it was first published, it was fairly prophetic. People now seek their own diverse needs and desires. Not a single coin or piece of paper money is exchanged.

Although some remedies were done, cyber fraud is still the most elusive and hardest crime to caught and penalize. This accelerated pressure also shifts power by undermining the fixed, bureaucratic chain of command.

Very well informed, but I personally did not find it as useful as the prior work, Future Shock.

Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century by Alvin Toffler

Read based on recommendations from KM community. Facts become obsolete faster than ever before as new knowledge supplants old facts.

Even though I believe perhaps an old school idea I should set aside as it is blinding me to future ideas the economies that are most profitable are those that are most productive, Toffler suggests otherwise.

One of the most informative books I have ever read. The author is explained symptoms,way of avoidance and future perspectives without force his reader to tooffler it. With regards to The Image Makers, the pwoershift economy is tightly tied not only to formal knowledge and technical skills but even to popular culture and the expanding market for imagery.

Jan 31, Vaughan Jones added it. Considering Toffler refers to our civilization and economy based upon symbology, or a alvni economy”, then this is indeed powerful for any individual. Information is the most fluid resources, and fluidity is the hallmark of an economy in which the production and distribution of food, energy, goods, and services increasingly depend on symbolic exchange.


Open Preview See a Problem? The book in itself is a visionary lens on how political, social and economics powers are changing in the Information Age. A single obsolete assumption about knowledge: As we advance towards a super-symbolic economy, it is imperative to permit an extremely wide range of free expression.

But as wrenching changes coming ahead, many religions, even stricter Islam, would eventually be affected and constantly under resistance.

Lastly, the reader recommends that the book must be updated. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact through effects like information overload.


Nov 01, Pages Buy. Please try again later. This book is so actual nowadays but although some nations and societies are still doing mistakes already explained from Toffler. Europe has a grand, overarching strategy that aims at shifting regional and world power.

Toffler emphasizes that of the trinity of power, the use of wealth and tffler is available to the Rich and Powerful, however knowledge is something available to even the weak and poor.

The Second Wave was based on factory mass production, needed more communication at a distance and gave rise togfler pst office, telegraph, and telephone. A well researched and well crafted book. Feb 01, James Chung rated it really liked it. The First Wave is the communication passed mouth-to-ear and face-to-face.