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Challenging Reality. In Search of the Future Organization

  • ID: 2215820
  • Book
  • March 1997
  • 318 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • How may we recapture the passion of past human wonders?
  • What will be the implications of new, "free agent" working patterns?
  • Why will emerging "metamedia" replace the multimedia of the Present Age?
  • Can nation states survive in the face of increasing globalization?
  • And what will be the characteristics of successful Future Organizations?
Douglas Adams: "Everything is changing. The most fundamental assumptions we have about how people communicate and work together are dropping away. We have to reinvent ourselves. These are exactly the issues that I and my colleagues at The Digital Village are having to grapple with every day. Challenging Reality has certainly sparked a lively d##
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An Archaeology of Wonder.

The Age of Invention.

Creativity and Decay.

Tools that Talked.

Willing Cogs in the Machine?

Totally Free to Fly and Totally Free to Fall.

Escapes from the Here and Now.

Cyberia: First Steps.

Shared Nightmares, Shared Dreams.

Within these Walls.

The Rise and Demise of Nations.

Out Island Earth.

Tools of the Overlord.

Monoliths of Stone.

Of Networks and Cocoons.

The Future Mindset.


Further Reading.

References and Notes to All Chapters.

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Christopher Barnatt
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