The Empathic Civilization - by Jeremy Rifkin[Reading report] by Roman Baudin

2014-03-04

The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC in 2014. Roman now works as a public sector consultant. He is interested in deliberative democracy issues, State modernization thematics and in the sociology of organizations.

Humanity is entering a pivotal moment in History: the continuous refining of information and technology communication enabled a worldwide spreading of empathy through the connection of people around the globe; meanwhile, the entropic and environmental bill generated by the western way of life, to which seven billion people wish to access in the long-term, is intolerably growing for the ecosystem. Through a historical revision based on multiple references to sociology, economics, psychology and physics, the author shows the path to overcome this paradox: the development of a biospheric consciousness, which will foster truly sustainable political and economic proposals, and launch a third industrial revolution based on distributed production of renewable energy and storage and redistribution of this energy thanks to smart grids

Quote article  Roman Baudin, « The Empathic Civilization - by Jeremy Rifkin », 04 march 2014, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/343.sls

In the same section

Reconnect - Fight against exclusion

[Essay]

[Essay] : Marine Bikard

Reconnect is an association whose mission is to fight against the exclusion of people in France thanks to the use of new information technologies. The idea came from a simple observation: social relations are a necessary condition to the social reinsertion. Nevertheless, social relations cannot...

>>Read more

An Adventure at the crossroads between art and enterprise - by Raphaële Bidault-Waddington

[Proceedings]

[Proceedings] : Raphaële Bidault-Waddington

Raphaële Bidault-Waddington presents, through a few works, the path that led her to become an artist, researcher and consultant. She also offers her views on contemporary art, in resonance with society. Her art does indeed find its inspiration in the economic world: over several years working in...

>>Read more

The Empathic Civilization - by Jeremy Rifkin

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Roman Baudin

Humanity is entering a pivotal moment in History: the continuous refining of information and technology communication enabled a worldwide spreading of empathy through the connection of people around the globe; meanwhile, the entropic and environmental bill generated by the western way of life, to...

>>Read more

CSR, patronage, philanthropy : how to reconcile private initiatives with public interest?

[Proceedings]

[Proceedings] : Virginie Seghers

Virginie Seghers knows how to build up a rich and diverse career, staying committed to her beliefs. Consultant, writer, teacher, artist and mother at a time, she represents an individual and deliberate character. Specialized in the field of patronage and philanthropy, she works on the reinforcement...

>>Read more

Explaining culture: A naturalistic approach - by Dan Sperber

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Laura Callegari

“Where do our ideas come from?” Why are some cultural representations (myths, traditions…) more widespread and more stable within some groups of population ? Social sciences usually explain cultural facts without considering natural sciences. On contrary, Dan Sperber uses cognitive science to...

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Reading report

The Rebel III - by Mongo Béti Le Rebelle III is a collection of Mongo... by Amine Habiballah
The Fortune at the Bottom of the... In this 5th edition, Prahalad presents... by Garance Rey
Bees and Humans - by Thanh Nghiem Manhood consumes more than the planet... by Raphaël Saillant
What’s mine is yours - How... What’s mine is yours is the first... by Julien Bicrel
Slow Food, collected thoughts on taste,... In this book, Carlo Petrini presents... by Audrey Boulkaid
The French ghetto - by Eric Maurin Contrary to popular belief, French... by Nathalie Rusé
Uncommon People – Resistance,... Most men and women remain unnoticed in... by Guillaume Mompeyssin
The Plan B : for a global ecological... The world faces various environmental... by Benoît Pireyn
The mystery of capital: why capitalism... Why does capitalism triumph in the West... by Sylvia Marie d'Albertas
Tools for conviviality - by Ivan Illich Tools for conviviality is an essay of... by Marie-Chanel Gillier et Elodie Parre