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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, Toffler argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, equally significant shifts are taking place in the everyday world we all inhabit - the world of supermarkets and hospitaIn 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, Toffler argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, equally significant shifts are taking place in the everyday world we all inhabit - the world of supermarkets and hospitals, banks and business offices, television and telephones, politics and personal life. The very nature of power is changing under your eyes....

Title : Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century
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Number of Pages : 640 Pages
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Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-01-19 14:31

    Power Shift (Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the edge of the 21st Century), Alvin Tofflerعنوانها: تغییر ماهیت قدرت؛ جابجایی در قدرت ، دانائی و ثروت و خشونت در آستانه ی قرن بیست و یکم؛ اثر: آلوین تافلر؛تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه نوامبر سال 1991 میلادیعنوان: تغییر ماهیت قدرت؛ اثر: آلوین تافلر؛ مترجم: حسین نورائی بیدخت؛ شاهرخ بهار؛ ویراستار: حسن امیرشاهی؛ مقدمه: جواد لاریجانی؛ تهران، مرکز ترجمه و نشر کتاب، 1370؛ در 704 ص؛ موضوع: تاریخ اجتماعی - سیاسی - قرن 20 معنوان: جابجایی در قدرت ، دانائی و ثروت و خشونت در آستانه ی قرن بیست و یکم؛ اثر: آلوین تافلر؛ مترجم: شهیندخت خوارزمی؛ تهران، مترجم، 1370؛ در دو جلد و در 833 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1372 در شش و 747 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، نشر سیمرغ، 1374 ؛ در شش و 747 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، علم، 1379، در شش و 747 ص، شابک: 9644050975؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، فرهنگ نشر نو، 1388، شابک: 9789647443487؛ فهرست: معنای تازه قدرت، شامل: عصر جابجائی قدرت، عضله پول مغز؛زندگی در اقتصاد فوق نمادین، شامل: فراسوی عصر زرق و برق، زور عامل یاکوزائی، ثروت مورگان میلکن و ... بعدیها، دانایی ثروتی از نمادها، ماتریالیسم خشن، جانشین غائیجنگهای اطلاعاتی، شامل: کارزار در پای صندوق پرداخت، قدرت شبکه، جنگ رو به گسترش، پلیس افکار اجرائی، جنگ اطلاعاتی تمام عیار، فروپاشی اتاقک ها، بنگاه های انعطاف پذیر، روسای قبیله ای و کمیسرهای شرکتی، کارمند خودمختار، موزائیک قدرت، نظام نوین تولید ثروتقدرت از لوله تفنگ برمیخیزد. مائوپول همه جا سخن میگوید. یک ناشناسدانایی به خودی خود قدرت است. فرانسیس بیکنا. شربیانی

  • Brad Acker
    2018-12-24 16:45

    Power comes from muscle, money, and mind (violence, wealth, knowledge). Change is occurring at hyper-speeds today. Facts become obsolete faster than ever before as new knowledge supplants old facts. Older forms of power are now dependent on knowledge (weapons developed using sophisticated technologies based on exponentially accelerating technological advances); wealth turning into electronic blips that circulate the globe at the speed of light and vanish in an economic meltdown. Radical change is underway as knowledge may becoming the currency of the future. Those who understand this powershift will be in a position to help guide the future amazing technological unfolding and merger of man and machine.

  • CD
    2019-01-23 20:31

    This has been the Toffler book for me that has been the most prescient about the early 21st Century. From the extrapolations of futurism that hint at the exact financial problems and the shifts in economic impact, Toffler was clearly on target.Violence as a theme of 'the future' we are now in has been uncannily forecast as a component of the geo-political/economic reality.My opinion and 'rating' of this will undoubtedly evolve, like the future, but here nearing a decade in this new century, this I feel is Toffler best realized futurism writing.Read again in 2015. Finished February 11

  • TK Keanini
    2019-01-17 13:28

    I still reference this book in my writings. Even back in 1991, Toffler could see the transformation that was taking place as we shifted our epistemology from the assembly line to information.

  • Gerry McGarry
    2019-01-11 19:42

    Brilliant book, the examples may be old but the ideas are not.

  • Anwer Ali
    2018-12-29 15:43

    One of the most informative books I have ever read. The author covered a complex topic with such an eloquence just matchless. A prophetic view on future almost 27 years ago is just mind-boggling. I will recommend this book for everyone just to change your view on the global politics and the game of power control.

  • Matt Mayevsky
    2019-01-02 14:53

    Toffler eternally alive.Powershift was issued in 1990. It appears that the description, the movement of tectonic plates of power in corporations, social structures and the global order of the late twentieth century, it will be a sufficient argument, that the book is not worth reading.Mistake. Toffler describes the trends that still exist, and in some cases their existence is felt today more than a quarter century ago.I think some parts of the Powershift should be mandatory reading for all politicians.

  • James Chung
    2019-01-05 14:29

    Very insightful even from hindsight. Many of his projections did come to fruition, while others have turned out different. Nonetheless, the underlying thought process that led to his conclusions are interesting to read even from hindsight.

  • David Leemon
    2018-12-26 13:52

    A great book to understand how interpersonal power works, and how it is changing with the new technology

  • Amber
    2018-12-29 20:48

    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. What stood out to me the most was how people often resist change and as a result miss opportunities that the future holds or cannot see the possibilities and dismiss ideas contrary to old school thought. In both cases predictive analysis cannot be employed. The premise of this book hinges, of course, on Power Shifts (aptly titled) as it relates to politics, wealth and knowledge. Putting forth the idea that knowledge will be the most important. Knowledge has and will always be the most important factor, but I love how Toffler saw the knowledge shift coming along the lines of technological innovation and the sharing of data, or as we call it today "big data" or the Internet of things. 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. We have, most decidedly, moved beyond the "second wave," or industrial revolution. Probably a time when countries are most productive. There is no argument that we now live in a service sector economy, a time, as Toffler states, when products and increasingly specialized to the individual. However, the history nerd in me suggests that this is a inherent danger to an economy. As it is well known that one of the reasons Rome fell was because it placed increased emphasis on services and entertainment. And I believe wholeheartedly that the past repeats itself. Toffler sees the transition to what he calls a super or hyper symbolic era as a good thing, however. It does really all depend on how information is used to influence an economy. There is now a plethora of knowledge available to us. So much in fact, that at times it can be overwhelming. And as Toffler states, success depends on how that information is shared and ultimately controlled. Perhaps most telling or prophetic for the modern economic times we live in, is that the economy is overly influenced and controlled by central powers, which will be the ultimate downfall and not because we live in a service sector economy with increased emphasis on entertainment.

  • Sergey
    2019-01-12 12:51

    Не смотря на то, что книга описывает события в мире на момент примерно 1990 года, она не сомненно, покрывает гораздо большее время за счёт развития идей и тенденций происходивших в мире на тот момент.Мир открывается для меня по новому - теперь мне более ясны точки приложения усилий различных стран и мотивы.Что я вынес для себя? Да собственно то, что мне говорили родители: "Знание - сила". Да, не обладая государственной властью вкупе с военной силой и силой денег, можно по-прежнему уверенно себя чувствовать, обладая знанием.Более того, знанием нужно не просто обладать, но и управлять и понимать, как им управляют другие.Знание более не является оторванным от власти силы и денег, оно не только дополняет их, но порой и приводит к ним, а иногда может действовать независимо.Хотелось бы такого же подробного разбора событий по новейшей истории.

  • khashayar XerXes
    2019-01-07 16:39

    U must read this b4 having or telling or discussing any Opinion about anything around your world!it gives u a glass to see!best sociology book ever!if u r by any chance a part of the world between 1960-260u Have 2 read these aalvin tofler series!1970...future shocksmthing is gonna change,it will change in the fastest way it could!here he discuss the effect that the rate may cause,& leave the tehem of the "change" 4 his next book to discuss!1980...third wavehe define us the chaneg we r facing or going to face in future decades in details1990...power shiftthis change "third wave" will affect the basics of distribution of the meaning of the "power" in society!

  • Alexander Temerev
    2019-01-22 20:31

    Alvin Toffler is a political genius and a master predictor.Here are some of his predictions he made in "Powershift" back in 1990:— Revival of religion, especially religious fundamentalism;— Rise of aggressive, progress-denying environmentalism (that was 1990!);— Rise of nationalism and isolationism.Some of his predictions are yet to come (e.g., in "Third Wave" — the near-collapse of nuclear family and massive eradication of office jobs), but we'll be there in a few more years.He also gives a strategy of living and winning through the changes. Must read.

  • Joredos
    2019-01-03 19:37

    It is interesting how vast problem is divided into pieces by Toffler without useless explanations.This book is so actual nowadays but although some nations and societies are still doing mistakes already explained from Toffler. The author is explained symptoms,way of avoidance and future perspectives without force his reader to accept it.

  • Al Carlson
    2018-12-28 20:54

    Published in 1990, this book is still full of 'right on' and 'as yet unrealized' ideas. It is the third in a series, preceded by "Future shock" and "The Third Wave". When I read it in the very early 90's, I was blown away by his analysis. I read it first, then got his two previous books. Now, I look at his ideas and say, "Well, yeah!"

  • Penny
    2019-01-21 19:24

    I read this one after the Thrid Wave....this book more than the others showed how important an education is and will be for our children and their children. And not just any education--the kind that teaches people to think.

  • Noric Dilanchian
    2019-01-09 19:31

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

  • Kashyap
    2019-01-16 20:45

    Good. Not the page turner like the Third wave.

  • Bertrand Jubault
    2018-12-28 18:41

    Probably the first comprehensive description of the shift to the information society

  • Vaughan Jones
    2019-01-21 16:48

    A well researched and well crafted book. Very interesting for anyone seeking for some of the truths of life - reality in the physical sense and some in the spiritual realm.

  • Peter rock
    2019-01-18 16:40

    This book predicted many world events years in advance. Events I lived through it is a must read.

  • Michael Caven
    2019-01-24 14:40

    Although this book was written 1990 it is still today of great importance and also very interesting.

  • سلمان
    2019-01-24 20:33

    هل تصدق التنبؤات؟! نعم مع توفلر ! قراءته للمستقبل عجيبه،اقتصادياً وسياسياً.كتاب ذكي إن صح الوصف

  • Relax
    2019-01-13 13:39

    helps you understand the possibilities of the near future...

  • Nick Woodall
    2018-12-27 17:39

    Superb! Alvin Toffler is definitely ahead of his time. Great futurist.

  • Sebastian Panakal
    2019-01-01 16:39

    Worth its weight in gold

  • Ifeoma Onyejekwe
    2019-01-17 16:48

    A beautiful mind-blowing book which almost accurately describes our world today, hard to believe he wrote all this in 1989/1990. Kudos to Alvin Toffler. A must read classic.

  • Fuldagap
    2019-01-11 18:32

    You want to open your mouth to speak; shut it, read the book first!

  • Aruna
    2018-12-29 13:39

    A brilliant articulate book on What goes around in today's world and the one in near future.

  • Jack Vinson
    2019-01-10 12:41

    July 2001: Read based on recommendations from KM community.