TITLE

Unlimited Wealth

AUTHOR(S)
Pilzer, Paul Zane
PUB. DATE
January 1991
SOURCE
Man Who Discovered Quality - Business Book Summaries;1991, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book Summary
DOC. TYPE
Book Summary
ABSTRACT
Unlimited Wealth challenges the way we all prepare for the future, as well as the way we think about our everyday lives: Underlying the Theory of Alchemy is the concept that technology and technological change have led us away from the zero-sum game of traditional economics, thus, it is no longer a matter of finding a better way of slicing the old pie. In the new alchemic world, it is now possible to make a new pie big enough for all to share.Given this theory, Pilzer examines the main issues confronting America today, and shows that, contrary to popular belief, the U.S. is in the midst of unprecedented expansion rather than recession, that Japan�s single-minded devotion to the consumer is both its biggest asset and its biggest downfall, that general job qualifications are more important than expertise in specific tasks, and that the U.S. public education system can be improved without an increase in tax dollars. Most important, Pilzer�s theory clearly explains why so many are getting ahead while so many are being left behind, and offers viable solutions to the dilemma.In the alchemic world, technology eliminates less productive jobs and creates new more profitable ones. Today�s tasks will be technologically obsolete tomorrow, thus, a thorough mastery of basic skills will be more critical to a worker than mastery of specific tasks.Pilzer�s theory has profound implications, not only for our policymakers, but for everyone-regardless of their field or level of endeavor. Pilzer�s theory can be put to practical use by anyone. Moreover, as Pilzer graphically demonstrates, many industries, businesses, and individuals across the globe are already successfully implementing the Laws of Alchemy without knowing it. By providing a framework for what is already becoming common practice, Pilzer provides everyone access to the tools necessary to make the newer, bigger "pie."
ACCESSION #
16898536

 

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