NETWORKS can be destructive as well as creative, says an Olney author whose economics new book is being launched at Waterstone’s, in Silbury Arcade on November 9.
Michael Baxter’s new tome, The Blindfolded Masochist, argues that as individuals we are blindfolded, as a group we are masochists. And Michael, pictured, says this blindfolded masochism lays behind current economic problems.
The book sets out how complex problems like the financial crisis can be turned from potential disaster into something ‘truly magnificent’.
Michael argues that by combining individualist free-thinking with cooperation we can harness technology, create new innovations and maximise the extraordinarily creative potential of the network.
> The Blindfolded Masochist is published by the HotHive, at £12.99. Michael will be at Waterstone’s from 7.30pm.