A READABLE BOOK OF BIG IDEAS: Like Nudge and When, this is a big-idea book that takes an abstract idea - making big decisions for the future—and gives it real-world value by delving into the surprising ways we can make more effective decisions that affect our future.
AN ENGAGING, DYNAMIC VOICE: Bina Venkataraman brings a wealth of experience to this kind of book and audience. As an instructor in the Department of Science, Technology and Society at MIT, she has a deep knowledge about how we think (or don’t think) about the future and what the opportunities and consequences are of what we do. She brings a fresh perspective to her ideas and the examples, and insights she shares in the book are lively and unexpected.
A WELL-CONNECTED AUTHOR: Venkataraman is well known and well regarded in the areas of politics, technology, science, and academia, and she already has garnered terrific pre-pub blurbs from Adam Grant and Arianna Huffington, with more to come.
AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT ISSUE: Every day in government, business, education, and beyond, the debates about what our individual and collective futures should be are becoming more heated and more important. This book is a lucid, welcome, and reasoned approach to understanding the future in ways that we had lost or hadn’t thought of before.
Praise for The Optimist’s Telescope:
“Most of us only see the future after it becomes the past. The Optimist’s Telescope is here to change that. It’s a rare read that’s as fascinating as it is important. In it, Bina Venkataraman brings together powerful narrative, cutting-edge behavioral science, and the rich experience of a high-impact career.”—Adam Grant, author of Originals
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