The Age of the Infovore: Succeeding in the Information Economy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 29, 2010 - Social Science - 272 pages
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"Will change the way you think about thinking." -Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind

Renowned behavioral economist and commentator Tyler Cowen shows that our supernetworked world is changing the way we think-and empowering us to thrive in any economic climate. Whether it is micro-blogging on Twitter or buying single songs at iTunes, we can now customize our lives to shape our own specific needs. In other words, we can create our own economy-and live smarter, happier, fuller lives. At a time when apocalyptic thinking has become all too common, Cowen offers a much- needed information age manifesto that will resonate with readers of Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational, Steven Johnson's Everything Bad is Good for You, and everyone hungry to understand our potential to withstand, and even thrive, in any economic climate.


  

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Review: The Age of the Infovore: Succeeding in the Information Economy

User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

this book conveys more message than the title of the book. it starts off discussing autism and how it relates to the new world order, a topic i dont think i could appreciate much previously. each ... Read full review

Review: The Age of the Infovore: Succeeding in the Information Economy

User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

Seems ill-conceived to me, although maybe I'm just at the stage of my life where I'm more concerned with deeper understanding rather than consuming as much information as possible. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
HIDDEN CREATIVITY
WHY MODERN CULTURE IS LIKE MARRIAGE IN ALL ITS GLORY
IM CELL PHONES AND FACEBOOK
THE BUDDHA AS SAVIOR AND THE PROFESSOR AS SHAMAN
THE NEW ECONOMY OF STORIES
HEROES
BEAUTY ISNT WHAT YOU THINK IT
AUTISTIC POLITICS
THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is a prominent blogger at marginalrevolution.com, the world’s leading economics blog. He also writes regularly for The New York Times, and has written for Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wilson Quarterly.

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