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Ninja Future

Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation
Narrated by: Gary Shapiro
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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Ninja Future is an essential listen for businesses and individuals striving to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving world: Gary Shapiro, the president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, casts his eye toward the future, charting how the innovative technologies of today will transform not only the way business is done, but society itself.

During his more than three decades at the head of the Consumer Technology Association, Gary Shapiro has witnessed and has been a part of one of the most extraordinary periods of technological change in human history. Today’s world is almost unrecognizable from that of just a decade or two before: In just a few short years, the Internet has already transformed how we access information, purchase goods, get from place to place, and do our jobs. Even greater changes are on the horizon.

In Ninja Future, Shapiro explains the evolving technological landscape, breakthroughs underway now and those we can only envision. New innovations such as self-driving vehicles, blockchain, 5G, the Internet of things, and countless others will forever change the economy as we know it. Shapiro uses case studies to identify companies and countries addressing today’s challenges particularly well - and relates lessons from those that have stumbled. Drawing on the insights he has gleaned as a martial arts black belt, he shows how businesses can move to succeed in today’s turbulent environment by adopting the mind-set of “ninjas” - adapting to technological change to capitalize on opportunities at lightning speed.

©2018 Gary Shapiro (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Inspiring.

This book inspires me to look towards the future and be a part of the solutions that our world needs.

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Great and thoughtful

This latest book but Gary Shapiro is in a series on ninja innovation. Gary always delivers thoughtful, concise pros. His ideas work for everyone and anyone. Personal anecdotes help to bring life to concepts and ideas to promote the ninja in all of us. Highly recommended!!

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Collection of commentaries

Interesting to read but I was expecting more. the author admits in the acknowledgments that it came from a series of commentaries.

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A must read for those interested in tech policy!

"Ninja Future" is a fascinating guide for anyone thinking about the intersection of the technology industry and lawmakers. The Consumer Technology Association's data-driven analysis of the best policies to promote innovation should be required reading fro lawmakers in Washington, DC and around the world. As someone who has been involved in almost every technology-policy battle over the past 30 years, Gary is able to clearly outline the areas where future ninjas will face difficulty and provides honest answers for a growing industry.

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Great look at benefits of innovation

Gary highlights many aspects where technology can help benefit people of all ages and abilities around the world. While not without challenges, there are many opportunities ahead.

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  • BWatkins
  • 02-25-19

Look how many companies I know!

If this is your first book looking at the future of tech based on innovations then it is not a bad starting point. However I would suggest that it comes across more as a catalogue of CES attendees and a collection of origin stories which, whilst very interesting, do not add much value.

Personally I would supplement this with “Life 3.0”, “Life on the edge”