‘Society 4.0 – Resolving eight key issues to build a citizens society’ is meant to provide inspiration for those who wish to build a vital and hopeful future for the next generations. In envisioning a different and better society, Bob de Wit explores the emerging possibilities of new technologies, collects and examines ‘weak signals’ and evaluates numerous new societal initiatives and future visions.
Bob de Wit aims to inspire readers to join his venture and build a ‘Citizens Society’. Bob has opened the webpage
www.society4th.org to build a citizens community and create a citizens society for the future.
“This book is a timely warning of the major societal risks posed by technological developments in the long run. corporate leaders should pay heed to the analyses and observations in this book and take on the responsibility for building a better society.”
– Prof. Jan Peter Balkenende, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands (2002 – 2010);
Professor of Governance, Institutions, and Internationalization, Erasmus University Rotterdam; External Senior Advisor to EY; chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition “The world of tomorrow requires us to ‘look differently’ at ourselves today. This book invites you to consider the issues facing us as a society from a new perspective.”
– Trudy Huisman, Chairman of the Economic Board Zwolle Region; non-executive board member of several organizations; former Executive Director of Rabobank
Your valued input
Society 4.0 is meant to become a living document to build a better society. Readers who want to join Bob in this journey are warmly invited to provide feedback, ideas and support for improving the book. Your valued input can be shared in 9 Telegram groups, one for general feedback (‘General’), and then the ‘eight key issues’ as described in Chapter 5 of the book Society 4.0.
The best contributions will be included in future editions of the book. The names of the idea generators will be mentioned (with your approval) too, so if you would like be the co-creator of a better future for the next generations, please join in by clicking the link of the group you prefer.
The Society 4.0 Telegram groups:
About Bob de Wit
Prof Dr. Bob de Wit is Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode’s Center of Strategy, Organization & Leadership. His main research topic is the transformation of companies, industries, and societies, as the consequence of many digital technologies, biotechnology, and sustainable energy solutions. Bob is a globally recognized inspirational speaker, delivering presentations and keynote addresses to large audiences. He aims at preparing private and public leaders for the economic and societal revolution in the years ahead.