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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Yuval Noah Harari
With Sapiens and Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari first explored the past, then the future of humankind, garnering the praise of no less than Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few, and selling millions of copies in the over 30 countries it was published. In 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, he devotes himself to the present. 21 Lessons For the 21st Century provides a kind of instruction manual for the present day to help readers find their way around the 21st century, to understand it, and to focus on the really important questions of life. Once again, Harari presents this in the distinctive, informal, and entertaining style that already characterized his previous books. The topics Harari examines in this way include major challenges such as international terrorism, fake news, and migration, as well as turning to more personal, individual concerns, such as our time for leisure or how much pressure and stress we can take. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century answers the overarching question: What is happening in the world today, what is the deeper meaning of these events, and how can we individually steer our way through them? The questions include what the rise of Trump signifies, whether or not God is back, and whether nationalism can help solve problems like global warming. Few writers of non-fiction have captured the imagination of millions of people in quite the astonishing way Yuval Noah Harari has managed, and in such a short space of time. His unique ability to look at where we have come from and where we are going has gained him fans from every corner of the globe. There is an immediacy to this new book which makes it essential reading for anyone interested in the world today and how to navigate its turbulent waters.
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Vanessa.Rae
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DyAnne
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I loved Sapiens by Harari and I loved this. More books I wish I could make everyone read . . .

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DyAnne
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Ah. A Saturday morning with no papers to grade . . .

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Michaelbmontes
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Silence isn‘t neutrality; it is supporting the status-quo.
The greatest crimes in modern history resulted not just from hatred and greed, but even more so from ignorance and indifference.
One of the greatest fictions of all is to deny the complexity of the world and think in absolute terms.

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Kaylamburson
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Just finished this audiobook this morning. Admittedly I tuned in and out of it and didn't feel the need to back up when I missed parts, but it definitely makes you think about a few things, including the future of AI. The work chapter was most fascinating to me--which jobs can and will be automated (doctors before nurses before musicians). The creative fields your parents told you to shy away from are actually the safe ones in the future...

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LauraJ
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I was lukewarm on Harari‘s last two books because he made so many claims w/o evidence. 21 Lessons avoids that and while I find his fears of AI and algorithms a bit extreme, they‘re not unfounded. I admire his ability to make difficult topics approachable. Perfect for a book club looking for meaty discussions.

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Antonsigurdur
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Loved it - after three Yuval Noah Harari‘s books in a row, it‘s clear I have found one of my favourite authors. Great book that‘s tough to put down

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BookBelle84
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Such a smart, thought-provoking read. Loved it.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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His latest bestselling book is about human‘s biggest challenges today and how to deal with them.

#lessons #springintoreading

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Chelsea.Poole
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Seriously loved this one. So thought provoking, and many talking points. We humans have so much to get right...What really gets me is how little we care for our Earth. This just makes me realize how greed for power and money drive everything and have corrupted so much. It's definitely not all doom and gloom; there are some hopeful bits. I enjoyed the #audiobook from #Libby. Ps--this is actually 2 cats, not one with a black head and yellow paw!

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Chelsea.Poole
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#currentlylistening to this #nonfiction #audiobook. So many hashtags 😄 it's intriguing, and somewhat scary so far! 😯
P.s. my grape hyacinths were in bloom; they make me happy.

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Karlukbey

Christianity has been responsible for great crimes such as the Inquisition, the Crusades, the oppression of native cultures across the world, and the disempowerment of women.

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Karlukbey

I am far more ignorant than that hunter-gatherer.

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Karlukbey

Adam and Eve never existed, but Chartres Cathedral is still beautiful.

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Karlukbey

The story of Adam and Eve is a myth.

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Karlukbey

We spend far more time and effort on trying to control the world than on trying to understand it.

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Karlukbey

People are afraid of being trapped inside a box, but they don‘t realise that they are already trapped inside a box.

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Karlukbey

Coca-Cola, Amazon, Baidu and the government are all racing to hack you.

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Karlukbey

Homo sapiens is a storytelling animal.

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Karlukbey

Once you suffer for a story, it is usually enough to convince you that the story is real.

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FB931
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Just amazing. Great ideas

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Must read book to all millennial.
It describes what challenges we have to face in the coming decades and how to be prepared for it.

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In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power.

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I get so frustrated with Harari because he writes books that are thisclose to being amazing. So many great thinking points in this one, and I really like that he acknowledges the lenses that he sees the world through. The end was unsatisfying. It built up the tension about the world we are creating, but had no real, concrete actions. Meditation is great, but it is not the be all end all that will fix everything. Definitely worth the read, though.

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astro_chica
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I love the author's voice! He doesn't pretend to have any answers. Mostly the book is aimed at provoking questions to start a conversation on major issues approaching society. Questions regarding info and biotech, global warming, potential nuclear wars, our direction as a whole.

RaimeyGallant Sounds interesting. 12mo
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#audiobook baking.

Grrlbrarian Miam! Buche de Noel!!! 😍 13mo
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Lindy @readordierachel Thanks! It tasted great too. 😋 13mo
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Lindy @Reggie Thanks! It‘s basically a Swiss roll with chocolate ganache icing. Our guests were impressed and I was happy with the results too. 13mo
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I have so many thoughts and feelings about this book, and I still cannot completely and adequately put those thoughts and feelings into words, but suffice to say, this book should be compulsory reading material for every member of the human race. That is all.
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Thanks to #NetGalley for the copy but no thanks to life for getting in the way of me reading this earlier

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sophierayton
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I was a bit bored my this to be honest, but to be fair that probably speaks more to where I am it my life right now than the book itself. I LOVED Sapiens and feel a bit like it's downhill from there (the Sapiens bar is set really high)

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Becker
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Twelve hours of my life well spent. There are enough concepts in this book to keep you pondering for the rest of your life. Best read with a very open mind.🌻

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Geeklet
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This book examines several different topics of technological, political, social, and personal issues that we‘ll have to face in the future. The topics were interesting but I just didn‘t feel like the author had much to contribute to the topics. I didn‘t really disagree with anything he said but it didn‘t challenge me. It was good enough but I‘m glad this one came from the library and not the book store.

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Geeklet
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Well, this book is fairly terrifying. I‘m already incredibly paranoid about big data. If you want to become paranoid about the future, I highly recommend this book.

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Abailliekaras
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In the studio this morning. 🎧📚☕️

Simona Looking forward to this episode😘 1y
Abailliekaras Thanks @Simona ! A crash course in world history. 😆 1y
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Abailliekaras
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Podcast prep. Lots of flags & a strong coffee for this one! ☕️🤓🎧 #booksonthego

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Floresj
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I will read every one of Hurari‘s books. He scares, entertains, and, makes me think and see the world in a different way. I never would have connected money, religion, fake news and religion in such an such an introspective way! I may not agree with everything, but his observations about our world is interesting. Wide ranging in topics, this is like a compilation of essays of the issues the world faces.

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Abailliekaras
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An overview of world problems: climate change, AI (will we keep working?) & a crisis in liberalism. He covers much ground with his blend of engaging writing & reassuring big-picture, historical perspective. It‘s thought-provoking but tends to raise questions rather than dig deep for answers. (Eg what should our new ‘story‘ be if liberalism fails? How can build a global community?). There‘s a degree of superficiality. But a smart, important book.

Simona Absolutely agree with you review! Will this book be in your podcast? 1y
ClairesReads Looking forward to this 1y
Abailliekaras @simona yes, coming up in a few weeks. 😊 @clairesreads I‘ll be interested to hear what you think! 1y
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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
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I can‘t get enough of Harari. While this new book is ostensibly about our current predicament as humans in a global society (Sapiens was about our past, & Home Deus about the future), much of it rehashes territory from the first 2 books. I don‘t care, I still devoured every word. I‘m so hungry for intellectually rigorous writing that addresses the complex & daunting issues of our day that I would read Harari restating his case many times over.

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Simona
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The best way to start the weekend❣️

Simona @ephemeralwaltz It was nice Friday afternoon😘 1y
Abailliekaras Coffee! ☕️ 1y
Simona @Abailliekaras Strong, suitable for awakening 😘 1y
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Abailliekaras
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There‘ll be more wine drunk before this book is over. 😬😅🍷🍷

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Mae_1
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Thought-provoking and conversation-starting, Harari tackles the difficulty of navigating the near and distant future in the face of constant change. He focuses heavily on AI and advancements in info and biotech. At times undeniably far fetched and outlandish, but overall a great read.

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Abailliekaras
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Starting this - interesting so far!

BarbaraBB Great pic! 1y
Abailliekaras @BarbaraBB thanks! My daughter took it. 😉 1y
Simona I‘m waiting for my copy ... and I expect some thought provoking views on human life in present time. 1y
Abailliekaras @Simona yes it‘s definitely thought-provoking! 1y
ClairesReads Great photo- looking forward to this one 1y
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usmanajmal44
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Just picked up this book today,will be a great read for sure. thanks to the readings bookstore Lahore for the timely availability of this. btw looks somehow shorter in thickness than the author previous two books.🤔🤔

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usmanajmal44

When was the last time you finished reading the complete book without any source of distractions in between (electronic or whatsoever)??

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Petra3
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My third book by the same author in the span of 3 months 🤗🤗

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TimSpalding
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Well-ReadNeck
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OUT TODAY!!!

The author‘s Sapiens deals with humanity‘s past; Homo Deus the future and this volume concerns the present. Great insight. #netgalley

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/21-lessons-for-the-21st-century-yu...

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ontheBL
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This book had me on the verge of an existential crisis.

Louise Just looked up his books and found that Audible has a free interview with him. Sounds like difficult but important material. I‘ve added his books to my “get from the library” list. 1y
ontheBL That is a very accurate assessment. 1y
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itsmesidddy
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Grabbed it ASAP.

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Lissa00
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Reading in bed at 9:29pm...one of those days. I have a feeling this one might get depressing so we‘ll see how long I last😴. #netgalley