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Transparency Wave: Exponential Changes That Will Transform Our World Hardcover – April 14, 2020

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Editorial Reviews


"A Truly transformational read that will educate and inspire."
Dow Jones Barron's - Joe Lanza

"Transparency is one of the most powerful trends in business, a force that is reshaping everything from corporate governance to personal privacy. Paul Pagnato shines a light on this trend -- and the result is an illuminating, important read."
Daniel H. Pink - #1 New York Times bestselling author of WHEN, DRIVE, and TO SELL IS HUMAN

"Exponential technologies such as computation, genomics, robotics, blockchain, sensors and networks are creating a world of radical transparency. Such transparency will transform our world with the potential for increased trust, health, wisdom and abundance. In his book Transparency Wave, Paul Pagnato lays out the principles for the revolution ahead."
Peter H. Diamandis, 
Founder, XPRIZE and Singularity University, New York Times best-selling author of Abundance, Bold and The Future Is Faster Than You Think

"The ideas that Paul Pagnato describes in his book, Transparency Wave, will transform the way you see the world and especially the way you lead. In Paul's words, 'Transparency is creating the greatest wealth in history and will continue to unleash wealth creation never seen by mankind.' His book will help you ride the massive Transparency Wave of change, rather than being swamped by it. It is a must read!"
Jim Haudan - bestselling author of The Art of Engagement and Blind Spots

"I have known Paul Pagnato to be one of those rare individuals who combines successful business experience with true wisdom. In his new book he demonstrates how technology is transforming our world and why it needs to be accompanied by radical transparency to reach its full potential. This is a truly original piece of work. It gave me new insights on success in the tech driven economy."
Fidelity Investments - Sanjiv Mirchandani, President

"Pagnato has broken new ground with his daring exposition, Transparency Wave. By using his principles, you can create a successful business in any industry. Of course, to achieve sustainable progress, you need to embrace PMA. This book is a must-read for today's disruptive business world. It will give you a massive competitive edge!"  
Merrill Lynch Private Bank - Raj Sharma, Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor 

"Paul is a true visionary in our industry.  His latest contribution, Transparency Wave, provides his insights on the landscape of tomorrow with tangible strategies to help us position our businesses as totally transparent enterprises led by empowered and enthusiastic colleagues."
CAPTRUST - Fielding Miller, CEO Founder 

"A Rosetta Stone for understanding and thriving in our exponential world. This unique take on what it takes to build a world class organization and achieve extraordinary outcomes in business, and in life, is a highly recommended read for all inspired humans."
Singularity University Global Summits - Will Weisman, General Partner of KittyHawk Ventures

"In an age of deep cynicism, of fake news and reality star celebrities, where the values of trust and integrity are under threat, Paul Pagnato demonstrates how a new wave of transparency, transparency in our business dealings, in our day-to-day relationships and in how we communicate and share information, offers us a very real solution and a new way of operating and thinking to create a better world." 
Envel - Craig Bond, Former CEO of Barclays Bank 

"Mindfulness strengthens our ability to understand what is happening and how we are relating to it. In writing Transparency Wave, Paul has taken this process and made it applicable to both our personal and professional lives in a profound way." 
Rolf Gates - author of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

"I have had the pleasure of working with my friend Paul Pagnato to encourage better financial practices among young people at Envel, and I am really excited to dig into his new book, Transparency Wave."
Harvard - Professor John Paul Rollert

"Paul Pagnato's Transparency Wave is an important work for addressing digital transformations sweeping through industry, media and our overall culture. He explains the "exponential changes" swirling around us and provides "a framework with which to tackle future challenges." This book is essential reading for anyone engaged in strategic initiatives aimed at confronting disruption. Educators, especially those who teach entrepreneurship and leadership, will benefit from introducing these concepts to students seeking coping mechanisms for a world in flux. Pagnato asserts that transparency's inevitability "changes everything," but he encourages us to "enjoy the ride." His optimistic message is tonic for our times."  
University of Georgia - Professor Keith L. Herndon, Ph.D., Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

"Leaders in all types of organizations would do well to heed the lessons of Transparency Wave.  By embedding transparency standards in strategic plans and practicing the 6Ts of Exponential Transparency in every aspect of organizational behavior, transformational benefits will accrue to individuals, to organizations and to society."
Stevens Institute of Technology - Nariman Farvardin, President

"Every organization should set clear transparency standards as a foundation for customers and employees. From my vantage point, as a customer advocate and true believer in the power of customer-led thinking, the idea of transparency is a natural feature and benefit of a true customer-centered mindset. You are, for sure, raising the bar on leadership."
Bain & Company - Mike Baxter, Partner

"The tsunami of disruption that is transparency in wealth management is more evident every day. The new normal is already under construction by Millennials and Silicon Valley. Pagnato devours its wide-ranging importance. Ignore him at your own risk." 
Institute for the Fiduciary Standard - Knut Rostad, Co-Founder and President

"A compelling narrative about true transparency that's both intriguing and inspiring. Simple and deliberate, it shows us how to apply these principles for both personal fulfillment and to make a positive impact on the world."
UBS Wealth Management - Patricia Van Kirk, Vice President 

From the Inside Flap

An increasingly connected and technologically-advanced world presents exponential opportunities. The Communication Wave and Digital Wave brought great advances, but to take the next step forward, open-minded thinkers need to ride the TRANSPARENCY WAVE®.

Paul A. Pagnato has tapped into an incredible brain trust of world-renowned experts from a diverse set of challenging disciplines, each having encountered the intersection of exponential growth and transparency. Their honest assessment for turning challenges into opportunities is inspirational. Their work is changing the world, and now through the prism of transparency, the wave of the future is upon us.

This Breakthrough Book shows the reasons why "in a time of exponential growth across multiple sectors - longevity, neuroscience, genomics, blockchain, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, media, finance and academia - those who fear transparency are doomed to remain in the past."

Pagnato introduces the 6Ts of Exponential Transparency™ to provide a clear path for people, businesses and governments to improve well-being and prosperity. He consults with leading experts and synthesizes their views, deftly weaving a tapestry that presents a bright future for those who embrace the best of it. 

By facing down fear and helping others flourish, it becomes clear how the TRANSPARENCY WAVE® holds the key to exponential changes that will transform our world.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1 pounds
  • Hardcover : 360 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1936961458
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1936961450
  • Publisher : Transparency Press (April 14, 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15 ratings