Today’s reality is that change is occurring at an increasing rate and this is threatening humankind’s quest for sustainable prosperity and wellbeing. Clearly, developing and implementing solutions for progressively more complex problems will become ever more difficult in the face of relentless and increasingly rapid change. To be successful, those with differing backgrounds, expertise, experiences and perspectives from all types of organizations must have the ability to communicate effectively using factual information. And, this will take enlightened leadership with special skills, knowledge and insight.
The text is written for three categories of users who wish to employ its content as a primary or secondary source of information about how the forces that drive change are impacting sustainable prosperity and wellbeing:
Faculty and students teaching or enrolled in formal survey or interdisciplinary courses in areas such as business, economics, engineering, agriculture, sociology, history, environmental studies and public policy. Consultants to business, technology and non-profit organizations who wish to use the material in workshops, seminars and other types of presentations. Leaders of public and private organizations who wish to enhance their individual knowledge and understanding as part of their professional responsibilities. This text is especially useful for those at every organizational level who aspire to become more enlightened leaders with the following proficiencies: A fundamental awareness of the historical, economic and demographic data-driven indicators of overriding trends that point to an emerging chaos (text data comprised of approximately 400 graphs and 9,800 events over recorded history). An ability to communicate effectively and knowledgeably about how macro-level change and resulting sustainability are being driven by the spiraling relationships among technology, economics and societal values.