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The Good Ancestor

How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Money & Finance, Economics
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Summary

Could economists have foreseen the 2008 crash? 

Could political pundits have predicted Brexit or Trump? 

Long-term thinking struggles to take root in a world where immediate results are demanded and rewarded. Short-term thinking is endemic across all aspects of life.

In The Good Ancestor, leading popular philosopher and best-selling author Roman Krznaric shows just how crucial long-term thinking is, not just for ordinary people but across political, economic, environmental and business worlds. 

From the personal to the political, Krznaric identifies the flaws of today’s short-term mindset. Drawing on ideas from a wide range of perspectives including neuroscience, cultural history, politics, economics, art and religion, he offers eight key approaches as a road map for the future of long-term thinking and planning.

Unless we change our habits today, our quick-fix, short-term culture can threaten societies in the long run.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Roman Krznaric (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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