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- DescriptionThere is thing quite like The Spirit of the Game - it defies categories. The book offers a unique personal history of the world, integrating the variety of human endeavorr into a coherent world-view. It covers mathematics, philosophy, science, business and ecomics, politics, linguistics, and art as well as the ultimate questions of value - human creativity in all its forms. The book presents a penetrating critique of Western culture, warts and all, but the author steers clear of fashionable doomsday scenarios. Instead he foresees a major discontinuity - a new hypercycle - which will amount to an unprecedented challenge for mankind. Never have the threats and the opportunities been so great.
- Author BiographyGustav von Hertzen is one of Finland's grand old businessmen, a philosopher and an author. He has been married since 1952 to Ulla von Hertzen, nee Wuoristo. They have four children and twelve grandchildren. As chief executive of Cultor Inc., von Hertzen transformed a local sugar company into the leading food and feed producer in Finland. Meanwhile, Cultor created dominant niche positions internationally by introducing innovative technologies and products in nutrition and biotechnology. Gustav von Hertzen has served on numerous company boards in Finland and abroad. As chairman he was instrumental in launching a singularly successful joint venture with major investments in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. He has also taken on many prominent commissions of trust. von Hertzen has received many honours for his achievements, including a honorary degree at the University of Helsinki.
- Author(s)Gustav Von Hertzen
- Date of Publication07/06/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight735 g
- Width170 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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