Alvin Toffler

Alvin Toffler (born October 3, 1928) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload). Then he moved to examining the reaction of and changes in society. His later focus has been on the increasing power of 21st century military hardware, weapons and technology proliferation, and capitalism. He is married to Heidi Toffler, also a writer and futurist. They live in Los Angeles. They wrote the books credited to "Alvin Toffler" together

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The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error.
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
Humanity faces a quantum leap forward. It faces the deepest social upheaval and creative restructuring of all time. Without clearly recognizing it, we are engaged in building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up. This is the meaning of the Third Wave.
If we do not learn from history, we shall be compelled to relive it. True. But if we do not change the future, we shall be compelled to endure it. And that could be worse.
Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Ultimately, overcoming personal censorship is about gaining independence--independence from ignorance!~ Adesiji Rabiu
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
You might have developed capacities to lead yourself effectively, and developed the competencies in adapting to change and making effective decisions, but leading and influencing others can be a totally different experience.…the led reserves the right of followership! …the decision to follow you or not is theirs!~Adesiji Rabiu

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