Television

BBC World

BBC World

“How author Chris Kutarna foresaw a Trump presidency.” (full TV interview…)

Global National

Global National News (Canada)

“How Canadian author Chris Kutarna predicted Brexit…” (full TV interview…)

CTV News

CTV National News (Canada)

“A Canadian author predicted the shocking outcome of the Brexit vote…” (full TV interview…)


Context TV with Lorna Dueck

ContextTV with Lorna Dueck

“Are we living in a new Renaissance?” (video clip – 3:35)

C-SPAN BookTV

US Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) puts Age of Discovery at the top of his summer reading list. (full video…)

CBC On The Money

CBC On the Money

“One Canadian author isn’t shocked by the course of events this year…” (program page…)

Grattan Institute

Grattan Institute of Australia

Australia in the Age of Discovery: Navigating New Risks and Opportunities (watch the roundtable…)

Radio

The Current

CBC The Current w/ Anna Maria Tremonti

What the Renaissance can teach us about our disruptive age (Part 1/2)
(listen or read the transcript)

The Current

CBC The Current w/ Anna Maria Tremonti

Are we living in a second Renaissance? (Part 2/2)
(listen or read the transcript)

The Current

CBC The Current w/ Anna Maria Tremonti

Trump as ultimate political disruptor, breaking all the rules to victory. (listen or read the transcript)

Innovation Hub (PRI)

Innovation Hub (Public Radio International)

A fiery, belligerent outsider shakes up the political system. Sound familiar? Chris Kutarna tells us what the Renaissance can teach us about our world… (listen…)

"This is Everything" with John Fugelsang

'Tell Me Everything' with John Fugelsang on Sirius/XM

“Your book completely blows my mind.” (listen…)

FutureSquared

FutureSquared

“Important. Powerful.” (listen…)

American Enterprise Institute w/ Jim Pethokoukis

“Will our economic future be dismal to dazzling?” (listen or read the transcript)

UTS

UTS Business School, Sydney

“The important takeaway, given recent shock events, is that we do need to take a step back and stretch our imagination somehow…” (listen…)


Steele & Ungar

Steele & Ungar (SiriusXM)

“One of the best conversations we’ve had on this show all year.” (program homepage)

ABC Saturday Extra

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp) Saturday Extra

“Are we living through a new Renaissance?” (listen…)

33Voices

33Voices.com

“The best book I’ve read in the past 5 years…” (listen…)

CBC

CBC Radio (interview)

Regina writer finds hope in a time of upheaval… (listen…)

CBC

CBC Radio (interview)

Brexit vote may have silver lining, Regina-born Oxford scholar says. (listen…)

Knowledge@Wharton on SiriusXM

“Urgent and compelling.” (listen…)

Breitbart on SiriusXM

“A fantastic new book.” (listen)

Grattan Institute

Grattan Institute of Australia

Australia in the Age of Discovery: Navigating New Risks and Opportunities (listen to the roundtable…)

Reviews

strategy+business

strategy+business 'Best Business Books of 2016'

“The Renaissance was a time of tremendous tumult. Our time is no different.” (full review…)

The Guardian

The Guardian

“A landmark new book.” (full review & op-ed…)

Financial Times

Financial Times

“[A] lively account of both Renaissance and modern history…Maybe someone should send Mr. Trump a copy of this book; it might yield some thought ­provoking tweets.” (full review…)

The Telegraph

The Sunday Telegraph

“Enlightening.” Best Books of the Week. (full story…)

Nature

A “bold mega-analysis of global education, health, prosperity and technology…Incisive and rich.” (full review…)

New Statesman

New Statesman

“Breathless.” (full story…)

Nexus Magazine

Nexus Magazine

“Thought-provoking, big-picture take on our uncertain times.” (full story…)

Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

“Edifying and thoroughly entertaining.” (full review…)


Mitch Joel

Mitch Joel (Six Pixels)

A “Best Business Book of 2016” (full list…)

上海书评

Shanghai Review of Books

“Urgent reading everywhere.” (full story…)

Forbes

Forbes

“A highly stimulating, indeed challenging book.” (full story…)

Cambridge Business Review

Cambridge Business Review

Age of Discovery is an immense contribution to rethinking our epoch.” (full review…)

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

Robert Covile praises “scope and authority” of Age of Discovery (full story…)

The Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education Supplement

“Far-sighted…Age of Discovery succeeds in convincing that this is an uncommonly interesting time to be alive, with unusual levels of promise–and peril. ” (full review…)

Morning Star

Morning Star

“Chart[s] the birth of a brave new world…Impressive.” (full review…)

800-CEO-READ

“A brilliant, ‘big-think’ read of serious scholarship and keen observation of our present moment. It is a prescient warning, a call to action to the better angels of our nature, and a map for a new age of discovery.” (full story…)

Articles

The New York Times

The New York Times

“Another age of discovery.” – Tom Friedman (full Opinion column…)

The Guardian

The Guardian

“A landmark new book.” (full review & op-ed…)

Financial Times

Financial Times

“The second Renaissance will be digitised…” (full column…)

Scientific American

“History may be repeating itself…” (full story…)

Elle

Elle Magazine (UK)

“The rise of the contrarian…” (full story…)

Regina Leader-Post

“To explain this week’s Brexit bombshell, Chris Kutarna relates a story from 500 years ago…” (full story…)

CBC

CBC

“Despite turmoil, we’re living in second Renaissance…” (full story…)

CBC

CBC

Gutenberg vs. the Internet (infographic…)

CBC

CBC Morning Edition

Civility the glue that can help society during Trump era. (full story…)

New Scientist

New Scientist

Turning tech into a god is seriously bad news… (full story…)

The Paper.cn

The Paper.cn (major Mainland Chinese news portal)

专访牛津大学教授戈尔丁、柯塔纳:这个时代为何如此不平等?(full story…)

AEI

American Enterprise Institute

How about a Great Acceleration? Why the returns to technological innovation may not be diminishing after all… (full story…)


Politico PLAYBOOK

Politico

“If you read only 1 thing…” (full article…)

Politico PLAYBOOK

de Volkskrant

Wat de Renaissance ons leert over hedendaags populisme
(online article or PDF)

Salon.com

Salon.com

“Audacious.” (full story…)

The Washington Post

The Hail Mary gamble of voting for Trump (full story…)

Virgin

“This book will help the world…” (full story…)

CBC News

“The notion that we can just step back and let the positive consequences come to us is completely false…This is a time for radical activism, rather than waiting for the good things to come.” (full story…)

The History Reader

The formula for genius… (full story…)

Express.co.uk

“Stretche[s] the imagination to encompass the future that has, now, arrived.” (full story…)

Mankato Free Press

Mankato Free Press — Tom Maertens

“Trump foments a misplaced anger…” (full story…)

Shanghai Daily

Canadian author says Brexit “inevitable.” (full story…)

CBC News

Donald Trump’s economic plan must be given a chance to succeed… (full story…)

London Free Press

London Free Press

“We’re not just connected. Tangled is a better metaphor for the world that we’ve created with one another…” (full story…)

Op-Eds

TIME Magazine

TIME Magazine

“Hillary is America’s Machiavelli.” (full op-ed…)

The Guardian

The Guardian

“A landmark new book.” (full review & op-ed…)

The Conversation

The Conversation

“Pessimism is rife, optimism naive. Activism is the best tool for now.” (full op-ed…)

The Globalist

The Globalist

“What happens if there is no fair distribution of gains and losses? A Renaissance lens could have brought this risk into focus much sooner.” (full op-ed…)

Irish Times

“Our Michelangelo moment.” (full story…)

The Daily Telegraph

The Huffington Post (frontpage op-ed)

“In an Age of Discovery, it takes real guts to be optimistic.” (full op-ed…)


VOX

Vogue Australia

“2017: Why it’s (still) the best time to be alive.” (cover page…)

VOX

VOX (Centre for Economic Policy Research)

“Economic progress: dismal and dazzling…” (full op-ed…)

International Business Times

International Business Times

“History told us not to ignore how furious people are at the elite – but we didn’t learn.” (full op-ed…)

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum

There’s never been a better time to be alive. So why the globalization backlash? (full op-ed…)

WITA

WITA - America's 21st Century Trade Policy

“Trade and the Second Renaissance.” (full op-ed…)

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post (frontpage op-ed)

“The historic moment we’re in—again.” (full op-ed…)

The Daily Telegraph

The Huffington Post (frontpage op-ed)

“If history repeats, Trump’s Bonfire of Vanity will end like this…” (full op-ed…)

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