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The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World

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Making predictions about the future is a dangerous game, particularly when that future has never looked more uncertain.Natural resources are dwindling and we are wasting the resources we do have at an unparalleled rate. Climate change threatens our way of life and digital technology is advancing at such a rate as to leave many of us baffled. But far from being all "doom an ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Random House Australia
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Heather
Mar 24, 2015 Heather rated it it was ok
.....admittedly not my most favorite book ever. Looks like a late-ish addition to the bandwagon of the numbered waves that people started and then the cliche started getting out of hand? Yeah, that's how I felt about this one.

And as books about the environment and sustainable development are prone to, this one was also SO BORING. I mean, things get old after a while, and if these environmentalists are serious about getting out a message then they should start off with not creating horrible writi
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Motlib
Apr 25, 2013 Motlib rated it really liked it
Well written book looking at the theory of the long waves of innovation, particularly focusing on the fifth wave, ICT, and how it and other waves can be used to predict a sixth wave. The authors predict the low resource economy as the sixth wave. The book is insightful particularly in explaining the interdependent nature of supply and demand in the theory of innovation.

However, the book does not look at alternative explanations of long waves, that are only observations of economic history. Henc
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Todd Copeland
Aug 24, 2012 Todd Copeland rated it really liked it
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Great insightful read that gets you thinking about opportunities and challenges we face in our future lives. it's all about minimizing waste in our society and innovative ways people are approaching this challenge. if you want a break from a your Novel reading this is a great easy read to pick up that will open your eyes and minds to what lies ahead for society and our environment.
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This book opened up a way of thinking that is optimistic and thought-provoking. Well written and argued premise.
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This is a good book
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