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The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism

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* Named as one of Future Survey's Super 70 books* Written by a well-known globalization realist with extensive international experience in business* Uses biological and evolutionary principles to illustrate the differences between capitalism and economic systemsKorten examines the fissure between the promises of new global capitalism and the reality of financial insecurity ...more
Paperback, 317 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published January 1st 1999)
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Martin Rowe
Apr 27, 2016 Martin Rowe rated it really liked it
THE POST-CORPORATE WORLD is one of those books that I bought when it first came out (in the late 1990s) and it had sat on my shelf unread for years. I read it partly to remind myself of what was consuming us before 9/11; before social media and the iPhone; before the dot-com crash, the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, the 2008-9 global recession, the Arab Spring, IS and Syria; and before climate change became inevitable rather than something to be mitigated. It turns out that Korten's concerns ar ...more
Teddy
Jun 21, 2007 Teddy rated it it was amazing
I read this in Burma and he's got an interesting (albeit outlandish) take on how to build up a locally-focused, modern international economy where people are prioritized over corporations.
Clinton
Oct 13, 2011 Clinton rated it did not like it
The Post-Corporate World After Capitalism is predictably baffling due to the author’s viewpoint of capitalism. Capitalism is anti-poverty. If capitalism were to be abandoned across the world, starvation and utter poverty would spread to all parts of the world. If one were to think of Africa, many associate poverty. Why? South Africa is the only capitalist economy in the entire continent while all other countries have some form of centrally planned economies. Korten describes all the actions that ...more
Zakiah
Apr 22, 2012 Zakiah rated it really liked it
This is a very good reading and people must read this.
When i learning about development in my field study,i was wondering why have some people seem criticize about development when the development itself help us to achieve the top rank country in the world so i read many references,do some research and finally i'm still didn't get the best conclusion and answer of what i wonder. At last,i've found this book,after i've finished read this,i can conclude and open my mind that development is good bu
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The Hermit's
May 11, 2013 The Hermit's rated it liked it
I think the most important bit of insight that one can walk away from this book with is that community is something we have to redevelop in order to live more fulfilling lives and we do that by contributing to the whole as individuals but with group objectives in mind and that 'life exists at the edge of chaos'. It requires a fine balance of order and chaos; environmental degradation induced by capitalist consumption is probably the biggest threat to it.
Gary Levey
Jan 13, 2011 Gary Levey rated it really liked it
If you are seriously pissed about American politics and you believe yourself to be a republican, a democrat, an independent, a conservative, liberal, or a libertarian, read this book. You are not thinking nearly cynical enough. If you're not sure, try to buy a vote in this country and see how far back of the line you are.

Democracy? Just maybe not.
Yudha Sunandar
Jan 12, 2008 Yudha Sunandar rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Yudha by: Any Sulistyowati, David Sutasurya
buku yang sangat amat bagus. pembahasannya sangat mendalam dan benar2 menggugah kita untuk merubah sistem yang ada di masyarakat saat ini. meskipun begitu, hampir setengah pembahasan dari buku ini belum aku mengerti. mungkin ilmunya belum sampai. biar pun begitu, aku bertekad untuk membacanya sekali lagi...
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Krystal
Jun 01, 2007 Krystal rated it it was amazing
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Wow! A little (ok, a lot) depressing. Especially the first 3 chapters but the concepts are so thought-provoking. Some of the ideas may be a little too revolutionary for some but the more I read, the more they resonate. Second & third parts were a bit more hopeful with concrete ideas of things to do. I liked that.

Joe Sherman
Nov 23, 2012 Joe Sherman rated it really liked it
Fascinating. This puts history in the longest possible perspective -- starting with the formation of planet earth after the big bang. The planet will still be here after our species is extinct. Korten does, as always, bring the injustices and destructiveness of the corporate-dominated world economy sharply into focus.
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Dr. David C. Korten worked for more than thirty-five years in preeminent business, academic, and international development institutions before he turned away from the establishment to work exclusively with public interest citizen-action groups. He is the cofounder and board chair of YES! Magazine, the founder and president of The People-Centered Development Forum, a board member of the Business Al ...more
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