Exciting news came our way that Alec Ross‘ brilliant, highly-acclaimed book ‘The Industries of The Future’ has won a spot on the shortlist for Germany’s prestigious Wirtschaftsbuchpreises 2016! Handelsblatt announced the shortlist on August 11th. This illustrious prize recognises the best book in the business and economic categories.
As Hillary Clinton’s Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross travelled nearly a million miles to forty-one countries, the equivalent of two round-trips to the moon. In The Industries of the Future, Ross distils his observations on the forces that are changing our world.
In The Industries of the Future, Ross shows us what changes are coming in the next ten years, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and explaining why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future, including robotics, cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the coming impact of digital technology on money and markets.
“In a world growing more chaotic, Alec Ross is one of those very rare people who can see patterns in the chaos and guidance for the road forward. He has an unusual diversity of expertise that allows him to apply multiple lenses to the world’s challenges and dream up the kind of innovative solutions that are changing the world.”
—Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google and author of The New Digital Age
“A riveting and mind-bending book. If you want to know how to survive and thrive in the fast-paced world of today and how to anticipate the opportunities of tomorrow’s information age as well as how to solve big mysteries, this is a good place to start.”
—New York Journal of Books