Book: Disequilibrium - A World Out Of Kilter by Thierry Malleretcategories: Book, Climate Change, Disiquilibrium, Future, What Will Change, Global Mega-Trends, Unfavourable Demographics, Rising Inequalities, Geopolitical Rebalancing, Indebtedness, Fiscal Issues, Resource Scarcity
Thierry Malleretabout this book: Disequilibrium tackles an issue close to my heart: the rapid and dramatic fashion with which the context for decision-making is evolving. The qualities of leadership are being challenged by the seismic shifts currently taking place in many different fields: economics, geopolitics, society, the environment, technology and so on. Nobody can dispute that our world is in a state of flux, and the resultant radical changes being imposed upon us all are particularly testing for decision-makers. In my exchanges with global CEOs, policy- and opinion-makers from all walks of life, I increasingly perceive a degree of bewilderment in the face of the magnitude of the task. The bottom line is this: across every sector of society, leaders are struggling with the complexity of change in an increasingly hyper-connected and accelerating world.
Disequilibrium addresses this all-encompassing topic in a comprehensive, and yet simple and succinct way. Thierry is a former colleague of mine, and I'm gratified to see that many of his ideas stem from conversations he had and projects he undertook while at the World Economic Forum. Today, many of the most pressing issues presented in his book (ranging from the mitigation of global risks to green investment or youth employment) continue to be pro-actively addressed by various task forces and initiatives undertaken by the World Economic Forum. Bringing solutions to our global challenges starts with a clear understanding of a very complex reality. Disequilibrium does a great job at simplifying complexity without sacrificing intellectual rigor. I recommend it not only to decisions-makers, but also to those keen to understand how the world is shaping.
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