1. It’s good for the body
2. It’s good for the brain
3. It’s good for the mind
4. It’s good for decision-making
5. It’s good for coping with an accelerating world
6. It’s good for equality
7. It’s good for the economy
8. It’s good for the environment
9. It’s so good it’s going to be made compulsory
10. It’s a must – say writers and philosophers
This short and highly accessibly work is something of a hybrid sitting between an essay, a light academic book and a self-help guide. It has been acclaimed by some of the world's most prominent decision and opinion makers.
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.