The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World

By Vince Poscente
Is our 24/7, CrackBerry, more-faster-now culture eating us alive or setting us free? For everyone feeling trampled by the speed of life and business, author Vince Poscente reveals why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for our time-starved era. The Age of Speed shows this and other groundbreaking revelations at work with case studies drawn from renegade companies such as Netflix, Geico, and Nintendo. With smart personal revelations, addictively clever pop science, practical case studies, and a fresh voice, The Age of Speed is a fast, fun read.


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Publisher Ballantine Books
Publish date 08/26/2008
Pages 241
ISBN-13 9780345506191
ISBN-10 0345506197
Language English

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