Share this Product

To Send this product to multiple people, please enter the email addresses separated by a comma ",":

This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World

ISBN 9780525560821
List Price $25.00 Priced from $12.50 - $15.50
$25.00
In stock
SKU
9780525560821

A vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living, from the cofounder of Kickstarter.

Hardcover
This product qualifies for FREE US Ground Shipping on orders over $100.
  • Price each $15.50
  • Subtotal $387.50

A vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living, from the cofounder of Kickstarter.

Overview

A vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living, from the cofounder of Kickstarter.

Western society is trapped by three assumptions: 1) That the point of life is to maximize your self-interest and wealth, 2) That we're individuals trapped in an adversarial world, and 3) That this is natural and inevitable.

These ideas separate us, keep us powerless, and limit our imagination for the future. We see them as truth. They're not. They're a point of view that previous generations accepted. It's time we replace them with something new.

This Could Be Our Future is about how we got here, and how we change course. While the pursuit of wealth has produced innovation and prosperity, it also established an implicit belief that the right choice in every decision is whichever option makes the most money. This belief in financial maximization has produced dire consequences: environmental collapse, corruption, inequality, and a growing dissatisfaction around the world. The answer isn't to get rid of money; it's to expand our concept of value. By assigning rational value to other values besides money--things like community, purpose, and sustainability--we can refocus our energies to build a society that's generous, fair, and ready for the future. By recalibrating our definition of value, a world of scarcity can become a world of abundance.

Hopeful but firmly grounded, full of concrete solutions and bursting with creativity, This Could Be Our Future brilliantly dissects the world we live in and shows us a road map to the world we are capable of making.

Learn more about the book with our author Q&A.

The book, This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780525560821 in Hardcover by Yancey Strickler may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.

Product Details
More Information
Shipping Weight 1.0300
Publisher Viking Books
ISBN-13 9780525560821
Product Dimensions 0.84 H x 8.25 L x 5.5 W
Pages 304
Format Hardcover
Publication Date Oct 28, 2019
Language English
Price Match

We pride ourselves on delivering quality experiences, but we recognize that value is a factor when making a purchase. If you find a retailer that has a better advertised price than our website, let us know and we will do our best to match it. Visit our Terms and Conditions to see our full price match policy.

Fill out the form below and we will contact you within 1 business day.