Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future

Whiplash How to Survive Our Faster Future The future as the author William Gibson once noted is already here It s just unevenly distributed WHIPLASH is a postcard from that future The world is complex and volatile today than at any other ti

  • Title: Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future
  • Author: Joichi Ito Jeff Howe
  • ISBN: 9781455544592
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The future, as the author William Gibson once noted, is already here It s just unevenly distributed WHIPLASH is a postcard from that future The world is complex and volatile today than at any other time in our history The tools of our modern existence are getting faster, cheaper, and smaller at an exponential rate, just as billions of strangers around the worl The future, as the author William Gibson once noted, is already here It s just unevenly distributed WHIPLASH is a postcard from that future The world is complex and volatile today than at any other time in our history The tools of our modern existence are getting faster, cheaper, and smaller at an exponential rate, just as billions of strangers around the world are suddenly just one click or tweet or post away from each other When these two revolutions joined, an explosive force was unleashed that is transforming every aspect of society, from business to culture and from the public sphere to our most private moments Such periods of dramatic change have always produced winners and losers The future will run on an entirely new operating system It s a major upgrade, but it comes with a steep learning curve The logic of a faster future oversets the received wisdom of the past, and the people who succeed will be the ones who learn to think differently In WHIPLASH, Joi Ito and Jeff Howe distill that logic into nine organizing principles for navigating and surviving this tumultuous period From strategically embracing risks rather than mitigating them or preferring risk over safety to drawing inspiration and innovative ideas from your existing networks or supporting pull over push , this dynamic blueprint can help you rethink your approach to all facets of your organization Filled with incredible case studies and leading edge research and philosophies from the MIT Media Lab and beyond, WHIPLASH will help you adapt and succeed in this unpredictable world.

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    1. I was reading Alice in Wonderland at the same time as Whiplash. I always read one book of fiction and one of non-fiction at the same time. The combination of reading these two books together was perfect to shake my subconscious and bring it to embrace the uncertainty of the world we live in by giving me the tools to navigate it with my imagination.If fact, Lewis Carroll is cited on the chapter that explains Compasses over maps (Serendipity in action?). Alice did not have an exact map to know whe [...]

    2. Philosophy, sociology, psychology, biology, physics, history; this book mirrors the timetable of a freshman in general studies. But it does so in a way that captures your imagination and forces you to ask the big questions about the future of our race. What will come next? How do we go forward? This guidebook to the future is easy to read, but hard to fully comprehend. Countless times I found myself putting it down to mull over the point that had been made. Perhaps the most surprising feature of [...]

    3. "Learning, we argue, is something you do for yourself. Education is something done to you." Joi Ito was appointed the director of the MIT Media Lab in 2011. His appointment was considered "radical but brilliant" because he wasn't a college graduate. His accomplishments are wide and varied outside of academia and listed as activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, chairman of creative commons.Whiplash distills Joi Ito's nine principles of the Media Lab in book form:1. Disobedience over complian [...]

    4. MIT e Media Lab são hoje duas marcas da ciência. A primeira, uma Universidade em Boston, a segunda, um grande centro de investigação dessa universidade, pioneiro nos estudos que cruzam Arte e Ciência. Sendo Joi Ito o atual diretor desse mesmo Media Lab, faz de “Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future” (2016) um livro obrigatório para quem quer que trabalhe no domínio. Contudo, e tendo em conta as expetativas, tenho de dizer que ficaram muito longe de se cumprir.Joi Ito lidera o Med [...]

    5. I enjoyed this book, one of several “things are changing fast and in multiple directions all at the same time!” books recently published, another being Thomas Friedman’s "Thank You For Being Late: an Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration," which I’m in the middle of reading.Rather than breaking new ground, Ito and Howe’s book usefully collects and organizes a group of common themes, or maybe memes, that have bubbled up over the last decade or so of books, TED talks [...]

    6. I had high hopes for this one because co-author Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, is a fascinating guy and a true thought leader in technology. Unfortunately, after a solid introduction, it rapidly devolved into a typical fluffy business book full of buzzwords and skewed anecdotes. Save your time and money.

    7. Өнөөгийн хамгийн алдартай ази гаралтай манлайлагчдын нэг бид хэрхэн хурдацтай хөгжиж буй одоо, үүнээс ч илүү хурдлах ирээдүйд амь гарч чадах вэ, бидэнд юу хэрэгтэй вэ гэдгийг бодож санал болгожээ. Заавал нэг унших ёстой ном гэж санагдлаа. Зөвхөн Жои Ито-н баримтлал биш MIT Med [...]

    8. Five stars for concepts, 2 stars for writing. Feels like it was initially a series of essays, and as a compiled text there's a lot of repetition.Joi Ito is the current head of the MIT Media Lab, and this book talks both about their approach and their understanding of our increasingly technological future.

    9. One of the most exciting books about innovation that I've read recently. From cybersecurity to blockchain, from AI to Scratch. Everything explained clearly, a great introduction to the brave new world. Of course, the authors are in MIT Media lab and Scratch fanclubs, so some promotion was inevitable. Other than that - great read.

    10. A very thought-provoking book on the future of innovation, and on the future affected by acceleration of technological innovation. Also, how we can be prepared for it.

    11. A ideia de orientar ações com base em princípios (ao invés de regras fixas) em um mundo cada vez mais complexo faz muito sentido para mim. É o que mais me chamou atenção no livro. Ainda que os princípios detalhados pelo autor sejam bem coerentes com a época atual.

    12. GOOD ISH. I just finished it today so I need some time to process, but I've definitely written some life notes from this engaging book.

    13. Joi Ito’s Whiplash described a diverse array of axioms for innovative creation. Iconoclasm pervaded throughout Joi’s work. The operational status quo established an almost predictable formula for prosperity after World War 2. Large companies dominated the landscape of business: McDonald’s, Walmart, GM, and GE. IBM, in particular, and similar companies such as Motorola followed suit, and the ramifications of these innovators transcended classical big business models because they opened the [...]

    14. Key HighlightsThe communications (the Internet) and technological revolution (Moore's law) are not just changing the world, they're changing change itself. Change is now exponential.Three conditions that define the Network Age:1. Asymmetry: Costs and benefits are no longer proportional in size (cost of innovation has never been lower)2. Complexity: The intensity of complexity depends on heterogeneity, network, interdependency, adaptation.3. Uncertainty: We live in an age where admission of ignor [...]

    15. A detailed account of Ito's Nine Principles of MIT's Media Lab, which, though I do not completely agree with, certainly hold quite some values and insights into an ever-changing future. I find the early chapters of the book more convincing and memorable, with appropriate examples and reasonable explanations; as I dived deeper into the contents it became less satisfying in that facts and anecdotes piled up without adequate elaborations attached. Out of all 9 principles (or rather I'd say 9 popula [...]

    16. Alvin Toffler, who recently passed on, wrote about the rapid rate of change that society was experiencing and suggested that outposts be built where new technologies be tested on communes of humans, in order to ensure that the populace at large wouldn't be shocked by the rapid changes. Joi Ito and Jeff Howe in Whiplash suggest another way. Retreating into a village is not an option, as they note that "Change doesn’t care if you’re ready. Change outpaced humans sometime late in the last centu [...]

    17. Joi Ito heads the MIT Media Lab and Jeff Howe is the journalist who coined the term "crowdsourcing" back in 2006. Their book is pretty cool, but for businesspeople, entrepeneurs, Internet gurus, and organizations, it's invaluable. They describe the Internet-dominated world we currently live in, and warn us that no one can predict the future of that world, but that based on the current beyond-rapid rate of change and innovation we can expect only the unexpected. To adapt, therefore, requires a ro [...]

    18. In Whiplash Joichi Ito and Jeff Howe combine forces to bring us this book. Two basic ideas have developed far enough to dethrone the old idea of centralized management. With the Internet allowing for instant communication across the globe and devices getting smaller and faster, eventually, we will reach limits to what we can do. The main idea is that old centralized methods of command are far too slow to respond to threats. The book uses the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster as an example; old centrali [...]

    19. We are entering an era of exponential growth in technology with increasing interconnected networks to a point where the technology is outstripping our ability to understand it. We are seeing characteristics of asymmetry, uncertainty and complexity appearing everywhere and the changes are happening very rapidly. In order to be prepared for this era, the authors - Joi Ito, Director of MIT's Media Lab and Jeff Howe, a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab and Assistant Professor at Northeastern Uni [...]

    20. There's nothing new in the Sun. The book is not quite what I expected, most of the time it was telling stories that not even quite fit in the ideas(principles) that the authors were advocating, sometimes seemed to be advertising too much. Among the 9 principles covered in the book, a few of them are old-school, if you ever read Kevin Kelly's 'Out of control'. The principles I would take away would be 'Compass over Map' and 'Resilience over Strength' which did match the main theme on how to survi [...]

    21. One of the most important books in the past year. A quick but deep read. Anyone grappling with the rapid pace of change (in all sectors and across the planet) should read this fantastic book by Joichi Ito and Jeff Howe. [full disclosure - Joi is a friend and fellow not quite a graduate of the University of Chicago - I am far from unbiased]Whiplash is a relatively quick read (though in good academic form full of footnotes for further reading) but one that will likely shape how you approach dealin [...]

    22. I like the first three sections, but I drifted and couldn't finish the book. (I skimmed, trying to get back into it, because I could tell there was some cool stuff being talked aboutbut it just didn't click. Sorry! I tried!) The first three sections discuss "emergence over authority" (crowdsourcing), "push over pull" (crowdsourcing and bitcoin), and "compasses over maps" (teaching that uses fun as a learning tool). I liked the example of an app called Scratch, a video game which gets kids fluent [...]

    23. MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito's book is about the technological changes that are shaping our future and his 9 basic principles for coping with that change as an individual or organization. IMHO it mentions MIT Media Lab too much. It's also very much focused on the academic world. Both are quite easy to overcome, luckily, and the book shares a great number of interesting stories.The book really shines in making me think. At a couple of points in this book the principles supported by the stories [...]

    24. I liked it. I found it to be very interesting. As an older person who matured under the "old management" system the book was a little technical at times but it was necessary. The book made it clear that mankind needs to operate it's businesses and most aspects of life in a new way that is in tune with current technology and related advances. I was surprised a little about the need for diversity not just in training but in people (personality, background, culture) as well. It makes sense. I don't [...]

    25. I was lucky enough to see Joi Ito speak in person once, and was incredibly impressed by his view of a leader as a Gardner. Whiplash is an easy read, following through on Ito’s and Howe’s experiences, transforming them into 9 topics. It is a book of our time, great to read now, and in a decade or two might find the examples present outdated. The principles presented will last longer. Coming from the Design field, I found the principles easy to accept, as they fit with my perspective on gettin [...]

    26. I've been reading a lot of articles that portray the pace of technology and resultant uncertainty as a negative thing. Something to fear as nothing is stable now because the world is changing so fast. So it was refreshing to read a book that embraces this uncertainty and speculates on the opportunities that can come about. Joi and Jeff re-frame the view and provide guidelines for living with today's fast pace. It was a fascinating book that, for some reason, provided me with renewed hope in what [...]

    27. I very much enjoyed reading in depth about 9 principles that Joey Ito and the MIT Media Lab embrace that are focused on adapting to a rapidly changing world. In theory, I believe that the chapter headings are really what you need to understand this work, but enjoyed the tales of the lab, as well as, key societal trends like block chain technology or citizen response in the face of the Japan's tsunami. A few parts felt like a commercial, but at the end of the day, I will go back to this book as I [...]

    28. Excitement for the future doesn't happen very often for me, but reading this book was a reminder of network concepts and complexity are ripe for a much happier time to those willing to listen, understand and implement in all facets of life. A must read for anyone feeling helpless or directionless and be energized for a more complicated future that's already here. Simple explanation and recent case studies make it approachable to anyone.

    29. This started out great but I got a bit lost along the way. I didn't necessarily see the clear connection between the principles and the examples and anecdotes used for each one of them. Not to mention that now, about 2 weeks after I've finished it, I couldn't name any of the 8 principles.On the plus side, I am now more than eager to follow the Media Lab and very curious about their projects. And this book probably deserves a reread.

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