Sure most of it has been covered before and in depth by other authors, but none quite as simply and refreshingly as Poscente has done in The Age of Speed. For the detractors my advice "lighten up!"
Poscente does not offer dry, professorial content pregnant with obfuscation but rather snap-quick anecdotal insights that despite appearances to the contrary are well-researched and attributed.
If a reader longs for the grad school stuff there is plenty of that out there but for those who want practical ideas with immediate application and understanding then read The Age of Speed. As one reviewer observed...the concepts as simple as there are, keep popping back up in my head weeks after I finished the book.
If there was one book I would recommend reading on the subject or the increasingly fast pace of our professional and personal lives this would definitely be it.