Following a global economic shutdown in 2020, a new book from startup and tech expert Arnobio Morelix, senior advisor to the Global Entrepreneurship Network, explores how entrepreneurs can reboot and rebuild following the devastating pandemic that has claimed millions of lives and slashed global incomes by $3.5 trillion.
Launching today, Rebooted: An Uncommon Guide to Radical Success and Fairness in the New World of Life, Death, and Tech is a forward-looking handbook for the post-pandemic economy. Morelix, the California-based chief data scientist at Inc., uses the book to share insights on topics including the tech butterfly effect, the economics of pandemics, unintended consequences, inclusion, and responsible artificial intelligence.
“This book showcases how 10 years’ worth of change was compressed in 10 weeks as the pandemic remade our global society,” said Morelix. “It can’t be understated that we are on a drastically different path, and companies have a large role to play in building a fair and equitable future. Every aspect of our lives — no matter what city or country you live in — is about to change.”
In Rebooted, Morelix outlines how the “Great Reboot” has reshaped the decades ahead, including:
- an economic framework for understanding the impact of the pandemic and the trends that will unfold in years to come;
- the impact of the “Great Reboot,” specifically, on the spheres of the home, work, cities, and world; and
- actionable insights and tools to navigate both positive and negative unintended consequences of technology so that we can all rebuild more responsibly.
Rebooted also includes contributions from technology luminaries such as Vint Cerf, the father of the Internet; Martin Cooper, inventor of the cell phone; Frances West, who served as IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer; and others.
“Entrepreneurs thrive in times of change and disruption, and they are critically important now as every country and company look to survive and thrive in the years post-pandemic,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network. “Rebooted is a must-read handbook for those looking to chart a bold new course.”
Throughout the year, Morelix and the Global Entrepreneurship Network will work together to support entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and startup champions from 200 countries. The collaboration will culminate at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in November in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where they will share insights from Rebooted.