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"Fast Future" by David Burstein


Join us as David Burstein discusses his new book "Fast Future:How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World." The book is about the Millennial Generation and its impact on politics, business, technology, and culture. It tells the story of how and why this generation is profoundly impacting these sectors.  Often criticized for their sense of entitlement, narcissism, and work ethic, FAST FUTURE makes the argument that the Millennial Generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism, combined with their ability to seamlessly navigate the rapidly changing twenty-first century world, empowers them to overcome and help address the challenges facing our global society.


"The millennials are a unique generation with a strong entrepreneurial streak that has seen them create some of the most impactful businesses of this century. As a millennial entrepreneur, I found "Fast Future" to be an inspiring and powerful account of the world we live and work in every day."
--Ben Lerer, Founder & CEO, Thrillist 

"An inspiring look at what the millennial generation is doing in America...Burstein's interviews and firsthand accounts bring to light these young people, and readers will gain a deeper appreciation and awareness of the rapid progress and changes that have occurred worldwide since the advent of the Internet. Stimulating accounts of what is being accomplished by an ambitious generation."
--"Kirkus Reviews 

""In "Fast Future, " David Burstein provides a personal and compelling picture of his generation. Millennials are pragmatic idealists and the first digitals, able to handle the fast pace of today's world while they remake our economic and democratic political systems. Read this book not only to understand the future but also how the millennials are poised to shape it."
--Michael D. Hais and Morley Winograd, authors of "Millennial Momentum" \

"David Burstein's generation--a diverse, connected, and entrepreneurial lot that came of age around the Millennium--has already changed the face of politics from Washington to Cairo and beyond. Millennials are distinct and powerful, though scholarship about them has been slapdash and haphazard. Enter David Burstein. With "Fast Future, "Burstein cements his reputation as the millennial generation's most thoughtful and insightful public intellectual."
--David King, Harvard University 


Event date: 
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
60625 Chicago
Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807044698
Availability: Special Order
Published: Beacon Press - February 12th, 2013

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