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Jeremy Rifkin

Renowned Economist, Philosopher, Global Futurist & Best-selling Author of The Biotech Century, The End of Work & The European Dream

Jeremy Rifkin is the author of ‘The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism,’ ‘The Third Industrial Revolution’ and ‘The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis’. Mr. Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union since 2002. In that…

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Jeremy Rifkin is the author of ‘The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism,’ ‘The Third Industrial Revolution’ and ‘The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis’. Mr. Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union since 2002.

In that capacity, he is the principle architect of the Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. The Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission as well as in the 27 member-states.

Mr. Rifkin is also the founder and chairperson of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable, comprised of 100 of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, construction companies, architectural firms, real estate companies, IT companies, power and utility companies, and transport and logistics companies. Mr. Rifkin’s global economic development team is the largest of its kind in the world and is working with cities, regions, and national governments to develop master plans to transition their economies into post- carbon Third Industrial Revolution infrastructures. Mr. Rifkin is a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania—the world’s #1 ranked business school—where he instructs CEOs and senior management on transitioning their business operations into sustainable Third Industrial Revolution economies.

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The Global Environmental Crisis: The Path to Sustainable Development

The Age of Access: Understanding the Historic Shift in Economic Models

The Future of Work: Rethinking the Nature of Employment

The Hi-tech Revolutions of the 21st Century: Harnessing Science & Technology

Educating Youth for a Global Era: Introducing Service Learning & Experiential Education into Schools & Colleges

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Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society" - Talks at Google

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