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Connected or Disconnected
The Art of Operating in a Connected World

  • Micke Darmell - Author, Public Speaker and CEO of Gr8 Meetings
  • Kapil Rampal - Managing Director, Ivory Education Private Limited

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October 2017 | 188 pages | SAGE Response

The promise of a connected world…

Democratization, strengthened personal relationships, and all the knowledge in the world available at your fingertips, more or less for free.

And all this regardless of whether you are in India, China, Chile, or Chad.

Indeed, the connected world has changed the premise of what it means to be human, and it will continue to impact lives at a rapidly growing pace in the years to come, both on a personal and professional level. Many organizations take advantage of the “anytime, anywhere office” without accepting responsibility for the flip side. On an individual level we have accepted the promise of the connected world and headed into this new way of living without reflecting and acting upon its ramifications.

This book will advise you on how to handle the challenges constant connectedness poses to our wellbeing—sleeping patterns, close relations, work-life balance, and parenting. It does not discuss whether this is a threat or an opportunity for us, because it is both. What we really need to start discussing is how to handle the new challenges that constant connection brings and when to step out of it in order to tend to our wellbeing. The book concludes that while accepting that we live in a constantly connected world, we at times need to disconnect to reconnect with the world. 

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
The Global Digital Revolution
 
Hereness
 
A New Culture Rising
 
onnected?Therefore I Exist
 
Physical Impact
 
About the Brain
 
Psychological Impact
 
The Connected Worklife
 
Disconnected World
 
What to Do at the Workplace
 
What to Do at Home and as a Parent
 
What We Really Regret When We Die
 
A Happy Life
 
Time
 
Bibliography

“This book brings out the challenges and possibilities of the new world we live in.”

Dr Ganesh Natarajan,
Chairman, 5F World

“This book brings out the challenges and possibilities of the new world we live in.”

Dr Ganesh Natarajan,
Chairman, 5F World

“This book will help communicators, entrepreneurs, professionals, CEOs, students, young leaders connect and help make a lasting human connection. This book is about balance.” 

Anurag Batra,
Serial Entrepreneur, Author, TV Show Host, Angel Investor

“In a world full of tension and stress, Kapil’s book explores relationships beautifully. It is a ready reckoner for anyone and everyone who strives to get the perfect work-life balance.”

 
Khurafati Nitin,
Radio Jockey, 92.7 Big FM

 “Connected World can be a blessing for some but a great problem for others who feel over-burdened by day-long messages received through emails as well as several channels of social media, besides phone calls … this book is quite timely as it advises on how to handle the challenges the constant connection poses to our well-being, relationships, work-life balance and parenting. It does not discuss whether the constant connection is a threat or an opportunity for us, because it is both. The book concludes that while accepting that we live in a constantly connected world, we at times need to disconnect to reconnect with the world.”  

Ramesh Chopra,
Chairman, Electronics for You

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ISBN: 9789386602770