ABOUT THE BOOK
Taken together, mankind has the capability and resources to make the world a happy home for all life on the planet. Yet, we live in times of great discontent, environmental degradation, and individual powerlessness in the face of an information, technological and material onslaught.
In these dystopian times, Sudhakar Ram sets out to show the road ahead. He examines how our Industrial Age mindset has been responsible for the current state of the world—where individuals and institutions are forever running on the treadmill of material success and operate as independent entities not really talking to each other. He makes a case for going beyond this mindset to embrace a set of new principles and practices that acknowledge the interdependent and connected nature of our existence, thus heralding a new 'Connected Age'.
'If the last hundred years are anything to go by, aren't we justified in expecting dramatic changes in the next hundred?' Sudhakar, himself the head of IT solutions firm Mastek, asks and calls for an overhaul of the way we run our lives, our companies and our planet itself, so we can leave behind a better world for future generations.
Based on his blog 'The New Constructs' with more than 46,000 readers and drawing on the ideas of several modern thinkers-E.F. Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful, Michael Sandel's What Money Can't Buy, and Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, among others–
The Connected Age is a futurist's vision for a new world and a guidebook about personal change.