Around the World in 40 minutes

In this simple, quick read, Thierry Malleret, doctor of economics from the Paris Institut des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and founder of the Global Risk Network at the World Economic Forum, explains how best we can approach these changes to come out stronger.
10 years from now, half of all employees in the Western world will be replaced by machines: not only pilots, soldiers, radiologists, and taxi drivers, but also translators, bankers, and even journalists. No one will be spared – nor will any country. 
Make no mistake; the dawn of the 21st century ushers in an era that will completely revolutionize our lives. We will need the courage and know-how to thrive in a future under a new economic, technological, and, of course, ecological order.

Will you succumb to, or prevail over the transformations to come?

In this simple, quick read, Thierry Malleret, doctor of economics from the Paris Institut des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and founder of the Global Risk Network at the World Economic Forum, explains how best we can approach these changes to come out stronger.
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Versilio
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51
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9782361321369
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French
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Political Science / General
Political Science / Geopolitics
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Ten Good Reasons to Go for a Walk is succinct and accessible to all. It offers its readers well researched arguments enlivened by personal anecdotes to convey the vital message that walking can dramatically improve our health - both physical and mental; while also having the potential to make our world a better place. To quote Dennis Snower (President of the Institute for the World Economy, Germany): "Like me, you will find that this book will change your life, making you healthier and happier."

Ten Good Reasons to Go for a Walk has been acclaimed by many other prominent global decision and opinion makers from all walks of life.

In the words of Arianna Huffington: "The benefits of walking are seemingly endless. As the Mallerets show, we don't just feel better when we walk, we think better, too. Using science along with compelling stories of famous walkers throughout history, Ten Good Reasons to Go for a Walk will get you off the couch to better navigate our stress-filled world."

Richard Carmona (17th US Surgeon General) says: "Over two thousand years ago Hippocrates told us that walking was the best medicine. Today the Mallerets have provided us with an elegant and simplified explanation of the value of walking to become a healthier you!”

Not only doctors but economists too recognize the power of the simple act of going for a walk: “Thierry and Mary Anne are absolutely right. Walking is vital. The scientific evidence is clear. You can do it for exercise without thinking. Even better you can do it mindfully” to quote Lord Richard Layard (Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics,UK).

"Disequilibrium" is an essay at the intersection of economics, geopolitics, and political and environmental science: it connects the dots between various academic disciplines and does a great job at simplifying the increasing complexity of today's world. It contends that in the foreseeable future, our world will be lurching from one global crisis to the next as it becomes much more susceptible to shocks and surprises than just a few years ago. Consequently, we will all have the impression of being on the verge of constant instability, with random occurrences happening all the time. Essentially, the world has become a conveyor belt for constant surprises.

The book provides a conceptual framework that explains why this is so (looking in particular at how ever-increasing interdependency, complexity, velocity and transparency interact with each other, creating feedback loops in the process). It also analyses what this all means for decision-makers and argues that the complexity of the world is progressively overwhelming their capabilities (particularly in the case of politicians and bankers) to make sensible, well-informed decisions. The last chapter (largely based on interviews and conversations with key decision-makers and leading investors) provides some important insights and “tips” not only on how to cope with, but also on how to benefit from these dramatic changes.

"Disequilibrium" has been endorsed by some of today's most prominent thinkers and decision-makers. It contains a foreword by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, an organization famous for its annual gathering of global thinkers, global CEOs, and some of the world's most famous opinion and policy-makers in Davos.

Plongez dans le monde vertigineux de la finance et ses spirales infernales...

Un financier américain est assassiné à bord d’un yacht en Méditerranée. Peu de temps après, des gérants de fonds d’investissement périssent à leur tour dans des conditions surprenantes. Existe-t-il un lien entre ces disparitions et les revendications d’un groupe altermondialiste ? Ou s’agit-il plutôt de règlements de comptes internes suscités par l’appât du gain et des pratiques malhonnêtes? Lou, une jeune journaliste, et Enguerrand, l’un de ses amis, chercheur en neurosciences, vont mener l’enquête au sein du monde feutré des fonds spéculatifs. Elle les conduira de Genève à Londres et Chamonix, sur fond de meurtres, disparitions, haines et trahisons amoureuses.

Un thriller minuté, haletant. Des rebondissements foudroyants. Les riches sont-ils méchants? est le roman vrai des excès de la finance et des travers de la globalisation.

EXTRAIT

– Je veux une vie riche, pas une vie de riche !
Michael fixa sa femme. Son visage fermé exprimait une sourde irritation. Il lui jeta un regard dur et froid, dépourvu de tendresse.
– Qu’est-ce que tu veux dire par là ?
Emma leva les yeux au ciel.
– Tu sais pertinemment ce que je veux dire. Est-ce que tu es joyeux ? Est-ce que tu es heureux ? Est-ce-que tu es en paix avec toi-même ?
– Tu veux dire ici ? En ce moment ?
– Ici ou ailleurs. Notre vie est réglée comme du papier à musique. Une cage dorée... Quelle est la dernière fois qu’on a fait quelque chose pour la première fois ?
– Mais qu’est-ce que tu racontes ? On est sur l’un des plus beaux yachts au monde. Tu as tout ! Qu’est-ce qu’il te faut de plus ?

CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUE

- « Dans Les riches sont-ils méchants, l'analyste financier Thierry Malleret mêle suspens et satire dans un thriller décrivant avec précision les excès du capitalisme et de la globalisation.» - L'AGEFI

- « [Ce] roman, écrit à la manière d'un polar, tient en haleine et se dévore d'une traite mais s'il y a bien meurtres et présomptions, l'essentiel de l'action cible le milieu de la grande finance et en décortique les rouages » - Dauphiné

- « Un suspens qui vous tient en haleine jusqu'à la dernière page. Un roman qui se dévore sans modération. Et le néophyte apprendra bien des choses sur ce monde mystérieux qu'est la finance.» - PME Magazine

- « Un roman policier haletant qui nous conduit dans la société très secrète des fonds alternatifs. » Le Quotidien Jurassien

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Thierry Malleret est l'auteur du « Monthly Barometer », une lettre d`analyse et de prospective distribuée dans le monde entier. Il a déjà publié plusieurs thrillers (parus sous pseudonyme) et ouvrages académiques et de vulgarisation. Il a travaillé durant plusieurs années dans le monde de la finance, avant de prendre les rênes de la fameuse réunion annuelle de Davos. Il a depuis créé plusieurs sociétés.
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