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- Print Length: 252 pages
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- Publisher: Bloodstone Books (December 7, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 7, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006MHSTS0
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Through his book and project "No Straight Lines" Alan joins up the dots of what he calls our non-linear world and splendidly paves for us a new future which is accessible to everyone through innovation, creativity and craftsmanship. By what we make, who we make it with and why we would be motivated to do it in the first place.
His belief is that creative entrepreneurial expression is vital in bringing new value and better ways of "doing" into our world and that we all play a role in this metamorphosis. His passion is seeking transformational solutions to our present status-quo which he says we must challenge creatively with our hand, heart and mind. Ultimately it is what we 'do' as opposed to what we 'say' that will transform us economically, organizationally and for our collective wider society. Simply put - our better future depends on it. Collaboration, participation and innovation using all that is available to us now are key to this better future and our better life.
Alan sits on the "board of inspiration" at the Dutch Think Tank Freedom Lab. He acts as "Head of Vision" for the Grow Venture Community, and is as a special advisor to a number of innovative companies and organizations including publishing, mobile, the theatre and finance.
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The only way out of this dead-end is to rethink and redesign the way we live, work and play - from top to bottom. Alan Moore offer us his creative game plan for rediscovering humanity via natural human participation where craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and self-mastery will eventually replace hierarchies, lack of transparency and business as usual. Prepare to get your mind blown away - you will never look at the world in the same way again. I sure don't.
Having so many examples to present acts as a wonderful counterpoint to what little discussion there is outside of tech circles, which seems to be centered on how new technology is ruining "society": a child committing suicide after being cyberbullied (no one mentions the dozens who did so after being bullied the old fashioned way); twitter and facebook coordinated riots in London leading to discussion of censoring/monitoring both services (though everyone forgets Egypt and Tunisia...). I found the fact that Moore was able to synthesize so many concrete, successful examples of the positive impact of new technologies as well as to identify the underlying threads which bind such nominally disparate innovations quite buoying.
The great Canadian theorist Marshall McLuhan predicted that the world would become a "Global Village". With the rapid growth of mobile networks with 5 billion users and high speed broadband the Global Village has arrived. This interconnected global platform is the underpinning for a revolution to new and generally low cost models of business and services.
In "No Straight Lines" Alan connects us with the wave of social community centric developments causing disruption yet underpinning fascinating new ways to spur growth. For people like myself focused on the future Alan's insights provide a rich window onto the new wave of the "Social Networked Economy" and the many opportunities being created.
William Greenberg, Entrepreneur
Those are all samples from this book, and they demonstrate, how the book illustrates many daily issues of our business life. But it is not only about the business life. It is about the life of human beings and the whole society. This book puts you to think, how business, ethics, economy and fairness can work together in today's life.Read more ›
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Alan Moore is a completely revolutionary thinker, author and speaker. His book No Straight Lines will absolutely disrupt your perspective on global networks-- from social to... Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by richard
This is a mammoth undertaking, epic in scope, which took Moore seven years to research and write. There is something for everyone interested in grassroots action and the emergence... Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Dr Lizzie Jackson
Alan Moore's No Straight Lines is inspirational. Caustic and realistic, the prose makes for a great read with anecdotes peppered throughout a text that is a journey to a better way... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Guy Dittrich
I went into reading No Straight Lines (NSL) with a sense that I would come away mildly disrupted in terms of my thinking and activity. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Antoine RJ Wright
Alan Moore is a dynamic speaker and brilliant thinker. His book reflects the same positive attitude and stimulating connections. Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by Steven S. Hoffman
No Straight Lines is the call for change, for creativity, new leadership and a change in the culture of unfairness, stagnation and inflexibility caused by linear. Read morePublished on May 9, 2012 by Amy Edelman
I've known Alan since we both presented as authors at SXSWi. We'd written books on "social media" and had secured speaking slots based on our respective works. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by J. David Evans
Alan Moore's No Straight Lines will change the way you think about media, technology, business, culture and society. Read morePublished on April 29, 2012 by Tim Callington
No Straight Lines is one of the most insightful books I've read recently. The author Alan Moore displays an understanding and insight of how our new multi-layered networked world... Read morePublished on April 20, 2012 by Priya Sawhney