Alvin Toffler

Alvin Toffler

American writer, futurist, and businessman

Lived from: 1928-2016

Category: Economists and businessmen | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
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    But if this makes the financial system more flexible and helps it overcome localized crises, it also raises the ante, escalating the risk of massive collapse.

    Source: Power Shift (1990)

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    Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.
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    Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
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    It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
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    It is ironic that the people who complain most loudly that people cannot relate to one another, or cannot communicate are often the very sample people who urge grater individuality.

    Source: Future Shock (1970)

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    Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
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    Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
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    Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise - bureaucrats.
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    One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
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    Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
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    Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
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    Profits, like sausages... are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
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    Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible.
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    The great growling engine of change - technology.
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