LID Publishing is pleased to announce that Humanity’s Lucky Clover: A History of Discoveries, Technologies, Competition and Wealth by Vadim Makhov is out now. It captures knowledge from the past to guide our future success through Makhov’s four-leaf clover of Business, Knowledge, Wealth and Society.
An analysis of the past to understand the achievement of humanity since the emergence of intelligent life to the present day
- This book provides the conditions required for achieving success through innovative development.
- Reveals fascinating findings and insights that apply to all spheres of human life.
- Based on the author’s research and reflections on evolution, our future, innovation, the economy, and social climate.
- For everyone who cares about the future and wants to take an active part in shaping it.
About the book
Why do some states and societies thrive while others do not? What awaits us in the future? Is there a universal model that can guide our success? Vadim Makhov believes there is and that it can be found by means of careful analysis of the past. In this truly big-idea book, he presents his ‘lucky clover’ theory in which, when four critical elements – science, society, innovation and wealth – are present, interacting and developing simultaneously, culminate in success.
Having studied hundreds of sources, scrutinized numerous tangled intricacies in world history, and found interesting correlations between various events and phenomena, the author sets out to demonstrate that, through careful analysis of the past, we can find the right path to success.
To give you a flavour
We all understand the drastic shift in our lifestyle took place 10,000 years ago when humanity started farming and left gathering behind. Vadim Makhov highlights the fact that humanity had to pay quite a price for the innovation – the reduced biodiversity of food resulted in a sharp drop in life span.
Then, food production efficiency gradually increased, causing the emergence of cities and urbanization. Again, the price that humanity had to pay for the increased comfort in human life was epidemics and mass viral diseases – these being the first weapons of mass destruction on earth.
Threew centuries ago, a number of industrial revolutions allowed us to switch from human muscle force to machines driven by steam. Howver, the industrial revolution gave rise to financial inequality that has today become not only a critical part of social life, but also has evolved into a powerful engine for change in society.
Just like the differences in the salt level of water give rise to powerful currets in the ocean, inequality results in ‘cross-flows’ and stirrings in human society.
Humanity’s Lucky Clover presents the experiences of real people, such as inventors, scientists, financial experts, and public figures. They are the ones who changed our world for the better and in their turn brought innovations to enable our lives. These people, diverse in their occuptaions, are united by a commob theme – at the beginning of their work they had to change their attitude on certain critical issues.
About the author
Vadim Makhov has a PhD in Economics, and is a well-known entrepreneur and expert innovator. He founded the Bard Worldwide Investment Fund, which is concerned with the development of future technologies.
Humanity’s Lucky Clover is available to buy here.
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