21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues. How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our chi In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on ...

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Title:21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Author:Yuval Noah Harari
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:21 Lessons for the 21st Century
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:372 pages pages

21 Lessons for the 21st Century Reviews

  • Otis Chandler
    Nov 17, 2018
    Harari is one of my favorite authors of late, and his books Sapiens and Home Deus are among my favorites. This book builds on those, and is equally fascinating. He is one of those clear thinkers who is able to put together multiple macro trends combined with philosophical perspective. ...
  • David
    Jun 09, 2019
    This is an utterly fantastic book, the third book I have read by Yuval Harari. They have all been exquisitely excellent! Harari is opinionated and blunt, no doubt about it. But what I most enjoy about this book--as in all of his books--is the unique insights he brings to the discussion...
  • Ray
    Nov 05, 2018
    I got a lot out of this book. I do understand the criticisms that Harari can be unfocused in this list of lessons, or rather questions without clear answers (but what's wrong with that?), and it is not quite the must-read that was Sapiens and even Homo Deus. That said, having a boo...
  • Mehrsa
    Sep 07, 2018
    I've read all of Harari's books and I really like him as a thinker and a writer. This book is wonderful in the way all his books are wonderful and is flawed in the way the rest are. It is an act of bold ambition and also hubris to write a history of the world, answer the meaning of lif...
  • Jenna
    Sep 21, 2018
    Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question." Has anyone ever asked you which author you would choose to read if you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one author with you? I could not come up with any one writer ...
  • Morgan Blackledge
    Dec 28, 2018
    Yep. I read it. Me and like 10 million other people. So I?ll be brief with this review. It?s good. He?s smart. That being said. This book is essentially a tangential, opinionated rant. Not that there?s anything wrong with that. It?s very evocativ...
  • kartik narayanan
    Oct 14, 2018
    What can I say about this book that will do it justice? Nothing. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is yet another seminal work by Yuval Noah Harari, which deals with the challenges facing us here and now. He tackles different topics from varying perspectives. Even if you do not agree...
  • Emily May
    Dec 03, 2018
    I really like Harari. I like his books a lot, but I think that is at least in part due to how much I like him. He seems like an intelligent, intuitive and empathetic person, and so his books become all those things. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is really a book about where we ar...
  • Krista
    Jul 21, 2018
    Humans have always lived in the age of post-truth. Homo sapiens is a post-truth species, whose power depends on creating and believing fictions. Ever since the Stone Age, self-reinforcing myths have served to unite human collectives. Indeed, Homo sapiens conquered this planet thanks ab...
  • verysadturtle
    Aug 25, 2018
    Unlike the author's previous books, this one was clearly "written" at the request of publishers; a pure marketing move. This should have been obvious, if not from the painfully commercial title, then from the fact that the author would not have had the time to write anything of subs...
  • Nada EL Shabrawi
    Mar 19, 2019
    A super important book! ...
  • Preston Kutney
    Oct 13, 2018
    If you?ve read Sapiens and Homo Deus (which I really enjoyed), you can skip. This is basically a collection of Harari?s opinions on a group of topics somewhat relevant to today, repackaged from his first two books, with all the same strengths and flaws: good storytelling about ...
  • Begüm Saçak
    Nov 14, 2018
    I wouldn't be exaggerating if I say this guy is a genius. In 21 Lessons for 21 Century Yuval Noah Harrari touches upon some important issues of today's world by drawing upon the technological and societal changes with a hint of history. Until I read this book, I did not realize how far...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Sep 07, 2018
    The author has a good sense of the forces that are shaping our world. The author really understands the current historical moment and the factors that people should pay attention to. From education to war and peace, to class warfare, to technological displacement, to climate change the...
  • SueKich
    Aug 09, 2018
    Brainstorming the future. Superstar publishing phenomenon Yuval Noah Harari has racked up 12 million sales of his books, Sapiens and Homo Deus. From talking about the past, he now turns to the future. Some of it we already know of course ? artificial intelligence, algorithms ? b...
  • Anni
    Jun 29, 2018
    It's Life as we know it, Jim Or: Don't ask what it means! 'A wise old man was asked what he learned about the meaning of life. ?Well,? he answered, ?I have learned that I here on earth in order to help other people. What I still haven?t figured out is why the other people a...
  • Anni
    Jun 29, 2018
    It's Life as we know it, Jim! (But don't ask what it means). 'A wise old man was asked what he learned about the meaning of life. ?Well,? he answered, ?I have learned that I am here on earth in order to help other people. What I still haven?t figured out is why the other peo...
  • Anton
    Feb 11, 2018
    As always, masterful and exquisite non-fiction writing as we come to expect from Mr Harari. Delightful, wise and very perceptive. This book can be seen as an expansion and a companion to Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. The attention of this volume is focused on the Present as o...
  • Anastasia Alén
    Sep 11, 2018
    We learned about the past from Sapiens. We learned about the future from Homo Deus. And in 21 Lessons for the 21 Century we embrace the NOW. It's hard to form words to describe my excitement and adoration for this book. As previous books, it certainly doesn't let you down. 21 lesson...
  • Ryan Boissonneault
    Sep 12, 2018
    Humanity faces unprecedented global challenges in the 21st century: climate change, the threat of nuclear war, growing inequality, artificial intelligence and automation, job loss and worker irrelevance, and a growing sense of disillusionment with liberalism that is driving humanity to...
  • André Oliveira
    Jan 08, 2019
    This book is going to upset some people. I really enjoyed Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow , my favorite being Sapiens. okay. this book. Yuval Noah Harari takes some really big topics as religion, nationalism, secularism, liberty...
  • SueLucie
    Jul 15, 2018
    I am becoming quite an evangelist for this book. I am keen to discuss it with everyone I know and, when it is published in a couple of months, I?ll be making sure they all read it. Perceptive and witty, seriously well researched, I was mesmerised by Harari?s take on the world as it...
  • David Wineberg
    Jun 27, 2018
    Society 101 Yuval Harari is well known for his books Sapiens and Homo Deus. He has decided to squander his reputation on a book called 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. The basic problem is that every chapter is the subject of whole shelves of books, and putting them all in one book...
  • Lou
    Aug 28, 2018
    Yuval Noah Harari, author of 'Sapiens', which looked at the history of mankind and 'Homo Deus' which looked to the future, is back with '21 Lessons for the 21st Century' a book which very much explores present day issues. As I enjoyed his previous two books I was excited to delve into ...
  • Laura Noggle
    Jun 11, 2019
    Initial Thoughts: Overly generalized and vague, you'll be hard pressed to find many concrete "lessons"? although there's a fair amount of astute insights and quotable aphorisms. ?In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power.? Based on all the rave reviews,...
  • E. H. Nathasia
    Dec 30, 2018
    It is an eye-opening book but certainly not a surprising revelation. A good read to end my 2018 journey! If you haven't read Sapiens and Homo Deus, and are intimidated by the number of pages and historical narration of the two books, then you can attempt this. Easier to read and divide...
  • Hiba Arrame
    Apr 27, 2019
    I cannot possibly finish this book, extremely privileged and full of bias. I, in all honesty think that Harari should've stopped at Sapiens. ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jan 12, 2019
    This book is quite difficult to review. I enjoyed Part 1 about the technological challenges humans will be faced with and how we can adapt. It reminded me that I need to read Homo Deus which hopefully will satisfy that craving for me. The rest of the book was more political, reli...
  • *Swaroop*
    Oct 25, 2018
    "Change is the only constant." "I am free to create my own dharma." This book has been an interesting, fascinating, enlightening, liberating, scary and an exciting read! The psyche of Homo sapiens... 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harariis all about perspec...
  • Bill Gates
    Nov 30, 2018
    The human mind wants to worry. This is not necessarily a bad thing?after all, if a bear is stalking you, worrying about it may well save your life. Although most of us don?t need to lose too much sleep over bears these days, modern life does present plenty of other reasons for conc...