The Age of the Infovore: Succeeding in the Information Economy

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Penguin, Jun 29, 2010 - Business & Economics - 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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Just FYI, this book is much more about autism than it is about how specifically to deal with a world with an exponentially growing knowledge base. While he draws some "lessons" from how those who have autism and Aspergers process information that most people can benefit from, the focus of the book is on understanding and appreciating the various mental/social abilities of people that fit this conditions. While interesting in that respect, the book often strays off message from what the title suggests. 

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
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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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