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Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares ? Niall Ferguson brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks.
Large companies are no longer what they once were: rockets, electric cars, technological breakthroughs, dematerialized commerce and services are all on the rise.
By stressing the gap between today’s international system and what it would be in the event of Chinese hegemony, we will understand better what is at play, and what is lost, with the “de-Westernization” of the world.
This book responds to a need being expressed increasingly within corporations to find the tools for reflection and discernment.
Jacques de Larosière is a prominent actor of the world financial scene. He is currently an advisor to the President of BNP Paribas.
The originality of Marc Abélès, an anthropologist who has always carried out his research against the grain, off the beaten path. A study of luxury that does not lean on classic sociological themes from the time of Bourdieu, those of distinction and domination.
Accounts of globalization abound. This original synthesis reveals its dark side and provides a different perspective, that of a rejection of globalization. Philippe Moreau-Defarges is a born popularizer, and works expertly with his subject.
How does the digital revolution enable a new integration between the human mind and machines?
America First! Donald Trump decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Europa First! We want Europe to be the first to prove “grandeur nature,” to show that not only is safeguarding the climate not an obstacle to social well-being, but that the struggle against climate deregulation is a powerful means to fight against unemployment and insecurity.
A Pragmatic Approach to the Way of the Future How can we innovate and bring about change in society?
The originality of the author’s method, i.e. drawing the outlines of the world of tomorrow, and based on this futurist perspective, defining the changes that need to be made.
The Long Term as a Horizon How do companies take the future into account and anticipate what lies ahead?
Interviews with senior executives of major companies: Danone, Michelin, Saint-Gobain, SPIE, Veolia, Caisse des Dépôts, Malakoff Médéric etc. Long-term issues are essential to corporate strategy and management.
The history of electricity as you’ve never heard it before. A genuine mini-guide to economic issues through the example of electricity: price formation, transmission costs, monopolies.
Like Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind… with a dash of humour and a knowledge of prehistory too! Transhumanism, which is at the core of this book, is the subject of the moment.
A profound reflection, at the meeting-point of economics and psychology, on the forces of innovation and economic well-being and the motivations of both. A view of innovation that confronts many accepted ideas — the Schumpeterian view of the entrepreneur, the development of science as a source of innovation, and so on — and which needs to be debated.
An original point of view which runs counter to received ideas: the concept of the market is in a blind spot of leftist thinking, or even that of the French intellectual tradition. This book should be part of the debate as it provides historical insight on a crucial point of current disunity within the left and on its future.
An overview of French industry by the former head of France Telecom. Clear and applicable solutions to reverse direction: produce better quality, and stay competitive.
“Stimulating and rigorous, everyone — students, entrepreneurs and all those who just want to understand how our economy is evolving — should read this book.” Jean Tirole. The book masterfully articulates a strategic analysis of economic theory, making it far easier to grasp.
Fascinating and accessible analyses to better understand today’s world and its upheavals...
New labour laws for a new economy. Inevitable, but difficult to put into place, for the past year, labour-law reform has been at the heart of many key economic and political debates. Supported and co-published by two major think-tanks, Terra Nova and L’Institut de l’entreprise, this book will be heavily promoted.
This book is the new Freakonomics. In its style as well as in its inconvenient proposals (removal of patents, replacement of the right to vote by drawing lots, taxation of meat, etc.) Michel Godet wrote the preface and lends his support for the promotion of the book.