The Age of the Unthinkable

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-02
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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Just a few years into a new century, we've arrived at a moment of unthinkable peril and incredible opportunity. In the New York Times bestseller The Age of the Unthinkable Ramo offers a new model for thriving in an era of the unexpected. Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, immunology and human psychology Ramo describes a landscape of inherent unpredictability and remarkable possibility. Finding surprising lessons from people as diverse as Silicon Valley titans, Islamic terror groups, spymasters and videogamers, he reveals a breathtaking, hopeful new framework for facing the challenges ahead.

Author Biography

Joshua Cooper Ramo is Managing Director and a partner at Kissinger Associates, one of the world's leading strategic advisory firms. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates, he was Assistant Managing Editor of Time and worked in the advisory and banking business in China.

Table of Contents

The Sandpile Effect
The Nature of the Agep. 3
The Old Physicsp. 20
The Sandpilep. 41
Avalanche Countryp. 64
Budweiserp. 82
Deep Security
Mashupp. 103
The General and the Billionairep. 132
The Management Secrets of Hizb'allahp. 169
The Limits of Persuasionp. 200
Riding the Earthquakep. 226
The Revolution and Youp. 255
Afterword to the Paperback Editionp. 265
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Selected Sourcesp. 273
Indexp. 283
Reading Group Guidep. 287
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