The Third RevolutionAs so much is going on around the world, it is time for a thinker like Rifkin to rise again. Rifkin is a master at that game, connecting the essential drivers of change. He has always been a creative thinker: on this occasion he doesn’t reinvent the wheel or renewable energies or the Internet. His ability is to look through all the changes and innovations and see how they will interact and possibly change the world we live in. But he goes beyond books - Rifkin founded the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable, which comprised 100 of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, construction companies, architectural firms, real estate, IT, power, utility, transport and logistics companies. Rifkin is now currently working with cities, regions, and national governments to develop master plans to transition their economies into a post-carbon world.  Perhaps not the only one to do so - but certainly someone who is able to catalyze and inspire. 

- E.A.

The Third Industrial Revolution, How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World, Jeremy Rifkin, Palgrave Macmillan, £16.99