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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (237 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alvin Toffler, Heidi Toffler Narrator: Kevin Gray, Laura Dean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9780739333754
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Starting with the publication of their seminal bestseller, Future Shock, Alvin and Heidi Toffler have given millions of readers new ways to think about personal life in today’s high-speed world with its constantly changing, seemingly random impacts on our businesses, governments, families and daily lives. Now, writing with the same rare grasp and clarity that made their earlier books classics, the Tofflers turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet. And once again, they provide a penetrating, coherent way to make sense of the seemingly senseless.

Revolutionary Wealth is about how tomorrow’s wealth will be created, and who will get it and how. But twenty-first-century wealth, according to the Tofflers, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics. Thus they write here about everything from education and child rearing to Hollywood and China, from everyday truth and misconceptions to what they call our “third job”—the unnoticed work we do without pay for some of the biggest corporations in our country.

They show the hidden connections between extreme sports, chocolate chip cookies, Linux software and the “surplus complexity” in our lives as society wobbles back and forth between depressing decadence and a hopeful post-decadence.

In their earlier work, the Tofflers coined the word “prosumer” for people who consume what they themselves produce. In Revolutionary Wealth they expand the concept to reveal how many of our activities—whether parenting or volunteering, blogging, painting our house, improving our diet, organizing a neighborhood council or even “mashing” music—pump “free lunch” from the “hidden” non-money economy into the money economy that economists track. Prosuming, they forecast, is about to explode and compel radical changes in the way we measure, make and manipulate wealth.

Blazing with fresh ideas, Revolutionary Wealth provides readers with powerful new tools for thinking about—and preparing for—their future.


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Quotes & Awards

  • In Future Shock, the Tofflers warned that many people 'will find it increasingly painful to keep up with the incessant demand for change that characterizes our time. For them, the future will have arrived too soon.' These days, from Baghdad to Bangalore to Boston, it seems more likely that people worry that the future will arrive too late. That's no small change, and it's one on which the Tofflers have been shining a light for years. The New York Times Book Review
  • Alvin and Heidi Toffler... show no signs of losing touch with the bleeding edge or slowing down. Their book is loaded with bits of intelligence... USA Today
  • Revolutionary Wealth... will act as a valuable guideline for the future of our world. The success of Korea as an IT powerhouse and leader in the new age of knowledge-based economy can be attributed to the lessons I learned through... books such as The Third Wave and Future Shock. Kim Dae-jung, former president of South Korea
  • Brilliant, incisive and seminal, this book will be talked about for years to come. Highly recommended. Library Journal
  • Revolutionary Wealth brings an exciting new dimension to the Tofflers' body of work. As we struggle to navigate the complexities of the rapidly changing wealth system that confronts us all, it provides an invaluable roadmap to our financial future. Newt Gingrich

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 12/26/2013

    " It's the service economy, stupid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 12/21/2013

    " i like the deep fundamentals that the Tofflers talk about (1) space (2) time and (3) knowledge and how together they will change the way our economy functions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kathleen | 11/16/2013

    " Very thought provoking about the rate of change around the world and how we have to reframe our thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Velvetink | 9/4/2013

    " All I can say it read it. Knowledge is wealth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don Lowrance | 6/19/2013

    " Tiring. Keeping focused while looking for Toffller's new meme is real work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arie | 3/4/2013

    " Interesting collection of ideas. Development of a central theme was so-so since so many topics were covered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Clark | 2/26/2013

    " The definitive text on what is going on in our global economy in the 21st century. Brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BAKU | 4/12/2012

    " All very good, except I have some caveats with the two basic premisis ( ' deep fundamentals ' the the knowlege economy < maybe not wrong, but too vauge > ) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Christensen | 1/2/2012

    " Honestly, I can't remember what it was about any more. I did not find it bad, but also did not find it memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 5/13/2011

    " Written by the owner of the company I used to work for. May be a bit boring to people who are not interested in economics, but will definitely appeal to those who are passionate about the subject matter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Weavka32 | 4/2/2011

    " Very hard to get through. If you are in education you should read this. Very eye opening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khalid | 2/1/2011

    " Astonishing. This book was the book I read for Alvin toffler and had enjoyed it a lot. Highly Recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 12/10/2010

    " Honestly, I can't remember what it was about any more. I did not find it bad, but also did not find it memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kathleen | 1/18/2010

    " Very thought provoking about the rate of change around the world and how we have to reframe our thinking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arie | 11/27/2009

    " Interesting collection of ideas. Development of a central theme was so-so since so many topics were covered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 6/3/2009

    " Written by the owner of the company I used to work for. May be a bit boring to people who are not interested in economics, but will definitely appeal to those who are passionate about the subject matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 8/22/2008

    " The definitive text on what is going on in our global economy in the 21st century. Brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominiek | 5/19/2008

    " This book holds vital information to understanding our shift towards a Knowledge Era.
    For me it's bridging the conceptual gap between the Singularity and my Daily Life and Work "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 3/31/2008

    " i like the deep fundamentals that the Tofflers talk about (1) space (2) time and (3) knowledge and how together they will change the way our economy functions "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 2/23/2008

    " It's the service economy, stupid.

    "

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