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I wouldn’t exactly rank him with DaVinci, but the sentiment is there. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

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Dec 25, John rated it really liked it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

He identifies the present state as massively and inefficiently controlled by “giants”: Try Critical Path instead. I hear great stories all the time.

The book seemed to be an incoherent rant rather than a clearly defined and presented thesis. Fuller’s take on the global situation is at least unique and personal. Quotes from Grunch of Giants.



Probably 5-stars once I read it again. Will give my honest review once I am done.

The style of writing was not my cup of tea, but the ideas resonate. I do understand the always relevant gants of RBF in the light of the economic fall out and the Anti-Wall Street Protests that are occurring now. Apr 21, Alok rated it really liked it. Some parts feel prescient for a book this old, but others seem woefully misguided in light of developments since then. This book is a physical contradiction in itself. There was a problem adding your email address.

In his book he gives peak of how to understand our current situation and look at the world e. Buckminster critique of current socioeconomic systems corporation, banking, politicsthat in his synthetized world view are utterly illogical and from the humanistic point of view even counterproductive. Got geared up after listening to Robert Kiyosaki. Aug 05, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: However, by insisting on his idiosyncratic vocabulary world-around instead of worldwide, e.

Email Address never made public. View all 3 comments. Morgan to sinister omnipotence. Yet those corporations operate only with single purpose of profit irrelevantly whether their behavior is anti social as in environmental damage or enslavement of humans or destruction of the earth by the last nuclear war. The full text is available online http: You are commenting using your Giats account. A challenging book that was recommended to me by an acquaintance.


To view it, click here. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were la Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Amazing insight into the mind of a visionary.

In the form of a modern allegory, he gianta the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World War II military-industrial complex to the current army of abstract legal entities known as the corporate world. Although there were some interesting snippets regarding the birth and buckminsteg of the corporate personhood the text wasn’t well written. Weird book, read it because Robert Kiyosaki talks a lot about it.