May 17, 2022 by Speakers' Spotlight
May Reads: Tackling Today’s Biggest Crises to Build a Better Tomorrow
This month’s new reads come from the brilliant minds of geopolitical strategist Ian Bremmer and sustainability and climate change expert Chris Turner. Their new books dive deep into lessons learned from today’s biggest crises to offer an optimistic roadmap to a brighter future.
From pandemics and climate change to how new technologies will transform our lives, learn how governments, corporations, and individuals alike can contribute toward building a 21st century quality of life that far surpasses the 20th version in every way.
The Power of Crisis by Ian Bremmer
Available May 17
Drawing on lessons learned from global challenges over the past 100 years — including the pandemic —renowned geopolitical strategist Ian Bremmer explores how we can best respond to the three great crises unfolding over the next decade.
In the coming years, Ian says humanity will face viruses deadlier and more infectious than COVID, climate change will intensify, and new technologies will reshape the geopolitical order, disrupting our livelihoods and destabilizing our societies faster than we can grasp and address their implications.
The good news? Some farsighted political leaders, business decision-makers, and individual citizens are already collaborating to tackle all these crises.
The Power of Crisis is a revelatory, unnerving, and ultimately hopeful book that provides a roadmap for surviving — even thriving in — the 21st century. Ian shows governments, corporations, and every concerned citizen how we can use these coming crises to create the worldwide prosperity and opportunity that 20th-century globalism promised but failed to deliver.
How to Be a Climate Optimist by Chris Turner
Available May 17
Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading voices on climate change solutions. He’s reported on the evolution of a sustainable future from the green islands in Denmark and green office parks in southern India, to solar panel factories in California and idealistic intentional communities from Scotland to New Mexico.
In How to Be a Climate Optimist, Chris condenses the first quarter century of the global energy transition into bite-sized chunks of optimistic reflection and reportage, telling a story of a planet in peril and a global effort already beginning to save it.
This book overflows with possibility, moving past the despair and futile anger over ecological collapse and harnessing that passion toward building a 21st century quality of life that surpasses the 20th version in every way.
Both Ian Bremmer and Chris Turner offer keynotes that compliment their bestselling books. Interested in learning more? Email us at [email protected].