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Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance Hardcover – May 24 2016

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (May 24 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250085098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250085092
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.7 x 24.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A landmark new book"--The Guardian (UK)

“[A] lively account of both Renaissance and modern history…Maybe someone should send Mr. Trump a copy of this book; it might yield some thought ­provoking tweets.”--The Financial Times

"A bold mega-analysis of global education, health, prosperity and technology...incisive and rich in context and granularity."--Nature

"An essential guide―and a superb ride―through our current stormy moment."--Arianna Huffington, Founder, President & Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post

"A powerful journey…This book will help the world."--Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

"Everyone should read it."--Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate in Economics

"A rich portrait…Powerful parallels…Essential insights for every emerging Michelangelo and da Vinci."--Reid Hoffman, Founder & Chairman, LinkedIn

"Ian and Chris ask―and answer―the big, essential questions…We should thank them for their audacity."--Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

"A remarkable feat of both history and prophecy. Ian and Chris have given us a gift of self-reflection that is indeed rare."--Larry Brilliant, former Executive Director, Google.org

"A masterpiece."--Vijay Govindarajan, New York Times Best Selling Author

"A much needed dose of perspective in our increasingly short-term focused world."--Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Co

"Essential reading to navigate the waves of innovation we face today."--Garry Kasparov, 13th World Chess Champion and Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation

"A call to action we all need to hear."--Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace

"A refreshing change from the shallow analyses and sterile nostrums of the right and the left…an impressive and important book."--Edmund Phelps, Nobel Laureate in Economics

"A hugely stimulating book…Everyone should heed the authors’ call."--Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University

"An education and a great read in one."--A.C. Grayling, Philosopher

"Outstanding insights for all those interested in the stresses of the modern world and how other ages have confronted them."--Andrew Hamilton, President, NYU & past Vice-Chancellor, Oxford University

"A very important reminder to grasp the opportunities in the many challenges we are facing today."--Hans-Paul Bürkner, Chairman, Boston Consulting Group

"A must-read for present and future leaders everywhere."--Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning

"This fascinating book…should interest all who care about the future of humanity."--Lord Martin Rees, UK Astronomer Royal & past President of the Royal Society

About the Author

Ian Goldin is a professor and the director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. He was Vice President of the World Bank from 2003-2006. Formerly, he was Chief Executive and Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an adviser to President Nelson Mandela.

Chris Kutarna is a Sauvé Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar, and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. An expert on international politics and economics, he was a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, then entrepreneur, and is now involved in projects across Asia, North America and Europe.

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