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Michael Alderstein, Chris Anderson, Jose Andres, Hannah Arendt 1906 - 1975, Marc Benioff, Jeff Berner, Tim Berners-Lee, Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin, Vannever Bush 1890 - 1974, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881 - 1955, Andy Clark, Arthur C. Clarke 1917 - 2008, Chuck Collins, Peter Coyote, Charles Robert Darwin 1809 - 1882, Peter Diamandis, Rick Doblin, Regina Dugan, Kevin M. Esvelt, J. Doyne Farmer, Peter Frase, Bucky Fuller 1895 -1983, Al Gore, Emmett Grogan 1942 - 1978, Yuval Harari, Reed Hastings, Reid Hoffman, Johan Huizinga 1872 - 1945, James Im, Joi Ito, Laurene Powell Jobs, Caroline A. Jones, John Maynard Keynes 1883 - 1946, Charles Koch, David Koch, Nancy Koehn, Tim Cook, Paul Krassner, Paul Krugman, Christine Lagarde, Kai-Fu Lee, Michael Lewis, Roger McNamee, Thomas Robert Malthus 1766 - 1834, John Markoff Marshall McLuhan 1911 -1980, Roger McNamee, Carver Mead, Margaret Mead 1901 - 1978, Henry Miller 1891 - 1980, Ethan Nadelmann, Barak Obama, Tim O’Reilly, Larry Page, Eboo Patel, Marty Perlmutter, Kate Raworth, Nicholas Roerich 1874 - 1947, Hans Rosling 1948 - 2017, Doug Rushkoff, Bertrand Russell 1872 - 1970, Jeffrey Sachs, Stuart Samuels, Dan Schulman, David E. Shaw, Masayoshi Son, George Soros, Gerd Stern, Mustafa Suleman, Ellen Johnson Surleaf. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Sebastian Thrun, Arnold Toynbee 1889 - 1975, Zeynep Tufekci, Sherry Turtle, Brian van der Horst, Maximilian Karl Emil "Max" Weber 1864 - 1920, Oprah Winfrey, David Wood, Janet Yellin, …


Kate Raworth, of Doughnut economics fame (, asked people on Twitter to suggest books for changing the world. "Within a week, thanks to the Twitterati, 300 fantastic recommendations came pouring in. Lucy Feibusch [then] compile[d] the long stream of suggestions into one incredibly valuable list by clustering them into broad thematic categories - and she topped off each one with a one-line summary and link. You can download the complete list here as pdf or as a Googlesheet."

Other books include:

Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans & Avi Goldfarb, Prediction Machines - The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence, Harvard Business Review, Boston: 2018.


Jose Andres, We Fed an Island - The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico One Meal at a Time, Harper Collins, New York: 2018.

Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Abundance - The Future Is Better Than You Think, Free Press, New York: 2012.

Juan Enrique and Steve Gullans, Evolving Ourselves - How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth, Current, 2015.

Peter Frase, Four Futures - Life After Capitalism, Verso, London/New York: 2016.

R. Buckminster Fuller with Jerome Agel and Quentin Fiore, I Seem To Be a Verb, Bantam, New York: 1970.

Anand Giridharadas, Winners Take All - The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Penguin Random House, New York: 2018.

Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow, Harper Collins, New York: 2015, 2017.

Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Spiegel & Grau, New York: 2018.

Tim Harford, Messy - The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, Riverhead, New York: 2016.

Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens - A Study of the Play-Element in Culture, Roy, New York: 1938, 1950.

Lewis Hyde, The Gift - Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, Vintage, New York: 1979, 2007.

Ravin Jesuthasan & John W. Boudreau, Reinventing Jobs - A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work, Harvard Business Review, Boston: 2018.

James Kennedy, Russell C. Eberhart, with Yuhui Shi, Swarm Intelligence, Morgan Kaufman, San Francisco: 2001.

John Maynard Keynes, “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” in The Essential Keynes, ed. Robert Skidelsky, Penguin, London:, 2015, first published 1930.

John Maynard Keynes, Essays in Persuasion, W.W.Norton, New York:1963, pp. 358-373

Nancy Koehn, Forged in Crisis - The Making of Five Courageous Leaders, Simon and Schuster, New York: 2018.

Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore, War and Peace in the Global Village, Bantam, New York: 1968.

G.E. Moore, Principia Ethica, Dover, Mineola, NY:2004, pp. 183–224, first published 1903.

Byron Reese, The Fourth Age - Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity, Atria, New York: 2018.

Hans Rosling, Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World -- And Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Flatiron, New York: 2018.

Bertrand Russell,  In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays, Simon and Schuster, New York 1972.

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, Inventing the Future - Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, Verso, London/New York: 2015, 2016.

Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings - Cybernetics and Society, Houghton Mifflin, Boston: 1950.


John Maynard Keynes, “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,”  first published 1930,.

Bertrand Russell, "In Praise of Idleness," Harper's, October, 1932.

Charlie Tyson, "Virtuosos of Idleness, The Hedgehog Review, V. 20, No. 1, Spring, 2018.

Yanis VarouFakis, "Imagining a new Keynesian Bretton Woods," World Economic Forum, 6 May 2016.










Other Resources


The World Working song: "Cooperation" by Franco & Sam Mangwana, on the album: The Rough Guide To Congolese Soukous.