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"Jeremy Rifkin was always ahead of his time. The New Industrial Revolution confirms that the times have caught up with him. It is no longer possible to ignore his vision for the future of humankind."—Calestous Juma, Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School
"Jeremy Rifkin argues that green energy and the internet will revolutionize society and the environment...With the European Union already on board, this is a big idea with backbone."—Nature
“Impeccably argued…a compelling and cogent argument to overhaul our society and economy in favor of a distributed and collaborative model.”--Publishers Weekly
“Rifkin connects the two defining technologies of the 21st Century — the Internet and renewable energies — giving us a powerful new economic vision for the future. As we look to regrow the economy, generate millions of jobs, and create a sustainable future for our children, the Third Industrial Revolution offers an indispensable roadmap.”--Arianna Huffington—President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group
“Mr. Rifkin clearly outlines the challenges facing our global community, and creates a vision for business leaders, government and citizens.”--John Chambers—Chairman and CEO of Cisco
“The creative thinking of Jeremy Rifkin has been inspiring policy makers and citizens alike. This book shows the key role renewables and modern technologies can play in our transition to a low-carbon economy.”--José Manuel Barroso—President of the European Commission
“This is a remarkable piece of work from one of the foremost thinkers of our time…Rifkin has come up with a visionary and innovative economic development model that ensures the sustainability of our natural resources and ecosystems.”--Rajendra Pachauri—Chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
“A brilliant new economic paradigm to guide the human journey in the 21st century. Jeremy Rifkin’s comprehensive Third Industrial Revolution vision, which is the centerpiece of Rome’s long-term economic development plan, provides a blueprint for every city in the world to create a sustainable and prosperous society.”--Gianni Alemanno—Mayor of Rome
“More than thought provoking… a call for action to policy makers and business leaders to embrace the opportunity of a society and economy driven by sustainable innovation and powered by renewable and distributed energy.”--Rudy Provoost—CEO of Philips Lighting
Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of eighteen bestselling books, including The Hydrogen Economy and The End of Work. He has been a guest on Face the Nation, The Lehrer News Hour, 20/20, Larry King Live, Today, and Good Morning America. The National Journal named Rifkin as one of 150 people in the U.S. that have the most influence in shaping federal government policy. He has also testified before numerous congressional committees, and since 1994, Mr. Rifkin has been a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rifkin is chairman of the Global CEO Business Roundtable, which includes IBM, Cisco, Cushman and Wakefield, and has served as an adviser to various global leaders, including Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Angela Merkel of Germany. His monthly column on global issues appears in many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian in the U.K., Die Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany, Trud in Bulgaria, Clarín in Argentina, and Al-Ittihad in the U.A.E. He lives in Bethesda, MD.
Insightful, informative and stimulating. Provides a vision of the future that is optimistic and worth fighting for. Jeremy Rifkin's energy is contagious. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cherif Ezzeldin
This was a second book I bought, this one to share with friends and family. It is the first book I have read on the worlds "economic" crisis which provided a model as to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Inventor2Go
As always, Jeremy Rifkin presents economic information in an easily understood style and relevant to current issues. Read morePublished 4 months ago by caseyat bat
This book presents a thoughtful solution to our energy and pollution problems; hopefully it will encourage society to start embracing renewable energy techniques.Published 4 months ago by Charles McDonald
A great book that will give you some potential optimism about the future. Now if only the politicians can stay committed. . .Published 5 months ago by Doug McDonald
Rifkin, is like many who attempt to take on the mantle of a seer. In Rifkin's case, it fits well. He is an original thinker with unique insights worth considering.Published 9 months ago by studioprod.
This book is a perfect transitional colelction of stories of innovation and rpactical solutions....
I got a broad overview a comprehenvie insight in to some of the current... Read more
I read this on the plane on my way to see Jeremy Rifkin speak at the Omega Institute. Concise, wonderfully written book that I wish all U.S. politicians would read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mary Hoffman