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The Seventh Sense Audiobook

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

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Publisher's Summary

The digital age we live in is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution, and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive.

If you find yourself longing for a disconnected world where information is not always at your fingertips, you may eventually be as useful as the carriage maker post-Henry Ford. It's practically impossible to know where the marriage of imagination and technology will take us (sorry, Betamax and Kodak), and the only certainty is that in the networked world we will only become more intertwined. Is it possible not to become hopelessly tangled?

Joshua Cooper Ramo, a policy expert who has advised the most powerful nations and corporations, says yes - if you are ready to ride the disruption. Drawing on examples from business, science, and politics, Ramo illuminates our transformative world. Start by imagining a near future when America's greatest power is not its military or its economy but its control of the Internet.

©2016 Joshua Cooper Ramo (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Joshua Cooper Ramo has written a book that combines historic sweep and incisive detail. A great book, and a useful one. The Seventh Sense is a concept every businessman, diplomat, or student should aspire to master - a powerful idea, backed by stories and figures that will be impossible to forget." (Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators)

"The next president needs to read The Seventh Sense, starting on the morning of November 9th. Joshua Ramo's latest book is a fascinating guide to the way the world is changing." (Malcolm Gladwell, author of David and Goliath)

"Joshua Cooper Ramo has a unique intelligence and a unique voice, which illuminate this fascinating book. The central new reality of the world we live in today is connectivity. People, computers, other machines, almost everything is getting linked and these new networks are spewing oceans of information. How should we navigate this brave new world? Ramo writes with ease and authority about the technology, history, and foreign policy of this power shift, giving us an essential guide for the future." (Fareed Zakaria, author of In Defense of a Liberal Education)

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    Roan 21/06/2016
    Roan 21/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "But what is the 7th sense?"

    I am not sure if this is intended to be a look at the future of networks or a philosophical treatise. I am still not sure what the 7th sense is. I think there is too much philosophy, bordering on being tangential for the book to be a book on the future of networks and too little philosophy to be a philosophical treatise on networks. So I am left confused and not sure what the book is about. Maybe it should be read and not listened to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Woody Wilson
    Leeds, UK
    23/09/16
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    "Flowery writing. Zero content."

    Author is hugely self indulgent. Contradictions aplenty by second chapter. Couldn't bear any more and claimed for refund.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abhinav
    21/05/16
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    "Ridiculously Relevant"

    Simply put, "The Seventh Sense" is a book that provides insight into why the world feels as crazy as it does, today. The answer, at least according to the author, is based in the well argued theory that we are at the beginning of a societal change on par with that of the Industrial Revolution--a time in history when people felt much the same way.

    If you are looking for a book that will hold your hand and tell you that the future of the world is going to be drop dead gorgeous, I think you are probably better off with a different book. If you are looking for a book that justifies your cynicism and provides you more ammunition for your opinions of doom and gloom, then you are, again, probably better off with a different book. Or maybe this book is EXACTLY for you, but just know that it's a very broad and very deep canvas that the author delves into--just be ready for some macro-level thinking. If you're not ready for that, I could see how this book might come across as too high in the clouds.

    Overall, however, I personally found it extremely relevant, extremely well thought out, and I'd highly, highly recommend it. The actual quality of the narration is pretty well done, and it's the author, himself, speaking, which I always like to hear. He has a very good voice and an almost conversational style of speaking. I could see some people finding that a bit unprofessional, perhaps, but I found it really enjoyable.

    There'll be quite a bit of work to be done on our part, but I do think that the future has quite a good chance of being extraordinarily fascinating, and nowhere near the apocalypse our Facebook news feeds would seem to suggest (looking at you, Drumpf).

    Hope more people give it a try, because I think we could all really benefit from the perspective that books like these might provide us.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
    Waterkloof South Africa
    19/11/16
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    "Boy, Ramo sure has read a lot of books..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The book took a fairly simple observation or two and found a zillion examples to - kind of - support or illustrate it. I worked all the way through to the end, hoping that Ramo would come up with some brilliant, useful conclusion, but in the end it was like "So, be aware of this in your life..."


    Has The Seventh Sense turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If the genre is someone's capstone reading report, then yes, it has turned me off from the genre.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • EagerReader
    15/10/16
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    "Inane, pompous keyword salad"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who have not heard of the internet before.


    Has The Seventh Sense turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, however it makes me question Malcolm Gladwell's motives for recommending this completely insubstantial and dishonest thesis not only to the public at large, but specifically to the next president of the USA.


    What didn’t you like about Joshua Cooper Ramo’s performance?

    The staccato, irregularly paced performance and pompous delivery were not nearly as offensive as the meandering, unfocused scope of the book and the complete lack of insight or original thought to compensate for any of it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Ongoing frustration that started a few minutes into the book. I really expected there to be a point made, or an insight expressed, but incredibly this book is completely devoid of any original or consequential thought. The author really seems to have tried to replicate Malcolm Gladwell's style, without possessing any of the necessary analysis, synthesis or writing skills, or any deep knowledge or original insight on the topic. He comes across as either an exceptionally bad communicator/writer, or a scam artist.

    Also, disappointment in Malcolm Gladwell, who has recommended and promoted this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    3/08/16
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    "Thought Provoking"

    Ramo masterfully describes this network age, but falls short of providing any solutions or answers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gaya
    8/12/16
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    "More a weak historical treatise than about future"

    Writer claims that we're entering an age of networks, yet he fails to convince why.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John W
    Spain
    22/11/16
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    "Repitition without content"

    A typical writers trick - inundating us with another culture that achieves "other things" and wrapping it around new ideas and making an illusion of content. I turned it off after the pronouncement that older minds couldn't change or keep up - malarkey! Tiring youth culture evangelist drivel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jasmeen Malhotra
    Ajmer, RAJ, India
    14/11/16
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    "A Must-Read"

    This book has made me excited to see what the future brings and impatient to test myself against its twists and turns. The author presents an uncommon and fascinating perspective, an insightful story that's given a beautiful intimacy by the fact that he's narrated it himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacob D Brown
    8/11/16
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    "Repetition is a great teacher "

    While many have complained about the repeated themes in this book, I appreciate how the author came at the issue from multiple angles and with events from history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antony
    1/11/16
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    "Great map and guide that shades a light"

    in a darkness that is both day and night it is hard to see and not see in the ebb that is our world, the seventh sense stirs light and seeing and focuses our attention that has been dulled by the convenience of our current existence...well written

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  • Amazon Customer
    13/10/16
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    "Definitely worth a listen"

    There's a profound level of thought etched into the core of this books message.

    I appreciated the core of the lessons and insights though found I needed a fair amount of concentration to pick out key points. The author tos and throws from politics to history to personal experiences to forward thinking concepts at some speed... I think I need to build an AI to help me keep up with the pace of his train of thought. ;)

    Thought provoking... but felt that it needed summarising at the end to help solidify ideas and recommended action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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