The Age of Speed: A New Perspective for Thriving in a More-Faster-Now World

  • 1h 51m
  • Vince Poscente
  • Bard Press
  • 2007

Is our 24/7, CrackBerry, more-faster-now culture eating us alive or setting us free? For everyone feeling trampled by the speed of life and business, author Vince Poscente reveals why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for our time-starved era. The Age of Speed shows this and other groundbreaking revelations at work with case studies drawn from renegade companies such as Netflix, Geico, and Nintendo. With smart personal revelations, addictively clever pop science, practical case studies, and a fresh voice, The Age of Speed is a fast, fun read.

About the Author

Vince Poscente, a business consultant and inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame, used his unique perspective on speed to reach the gold medal round of the Olympic speed-skiing competition only four years after deciding to compete—with no previous racing experience. With every effort concentrated on achieving his own top speed, he began to notice the pervasive and defining influence speed has in all our lives. Poscente is one of North America's most sought-after keynote speakers, reaching an average of 100 audiences per year.

In this Book

  • A More-Faster-Now Revolution
  • Want + Need + Access
  • Supply and Demand
  • More Life, Please
  • Ahead of our Own Curve
  • Naughty, Naughty Speed
  • I Hate You, But I Want You
  • Honey, It's not What You Think
  • Smelling the Roses
  • A Love Triangle: Time, Quality, and Cost
  • Breaking Up with Resistance
  • Out of Bounds
  • Making a New Pie
  • Defining Your Pie
  • Speed, Success, and Failure
  • Zeppelins
  • Balloons
  • Bottle Rockets
  • Jets
  • Bats
  • Sensing Opportunity
  • Being Flexible
  • Responding to Change
  • 200
  • It's a Drag
  • An Exercise in Consciousness
  • Too Much of a Good Thing
  • Off the Desk and Out of the Inbox
  • Racing Across a Tightrope
  • Authentic Purpose
  • The Aligned Organization
  • The Aligned Individual
  • Desperately Seeking Simplicity
  • Aikido
  • Anticipating Speed
  • Seeking Speed