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Morgan to sinister omnipotence. Buckminster Fuller was the Leonardo Da Vinci of the 20th century — an interdisciplinary, interaccomodative polymath with a deeply spiritual perspective on human evolution. I picked up Grunch of Giants after one of my favourite authors, Robert Kiyosaki, recommended it in one of his books. Another later-career book of Fuller’s; this one capturing his portrayal of how corporations came to their powerful position in our socioeconomy.

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Jul 25, C. Worth reading but in retrospect I should have read Critical Path buckminstr. Author, activist, mother of three. The a priori history, partly deduced from daffy etymologies “”real””–as buckmihster real wealth and real estate–is from the Spanish word for royal, so “”real is what the socioeconomic power structure says it is””seems less mythopoeic than just plain silly; and the quaintly Thirtyish side of Fuller’s thinking echoing Social Credit and General Semantics is much in evidence.

View all 3 comments. Does it empower you? As an ancestor of Bucky, I continue to engineer, design, and build regenerative production gruunch for the benefit of humanity. If that’s the case, we might as well all be communist. Grunfh will need to read it again for futher understanding. Return to Book Page. I found myself skimming this book like none other before, as I delved deeper into the confusion that was this book.


Now, allow me to give my review, Ahem: I will only say that I get goose bumps reading some of the observations he made in this book about economic and political trends that are so much more apparent now. Bucky comes off as a techno-utopian hippy who believe that corporations were evil and the individual, empowered by technology, could save us. His writing style also reflects this individuality. After reading a “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” book du jour, I requested this book from the library and was on the waiting list for 10 months.

As buckmihster as the book is, there is a great deal on information about many different issues and how the author sees them relating to one another. Infinitely complicated and simple; unyielding comprehensive, nuckminster concise, all at once, “that” pours out of buckminster’s sentences.

A pretty fun book.

Buckminster Fuller’s vision for the world could perhaps be described as a technocracy. I came away from the book wondering what the actual main point of it was. He is so succinct – in spite of “repetition” that I thi Buckminster Fuller has been gone for nearly 30 years and the planet and human survival cry out for minds like his.

And, by the way, inflation is not all caused by the greed of corporations, it’s also a product of printing money by the Fed and something called supply and demand. The Grunch of Giants explains how those corporations came to existence and how unless stopped they might annihilat Great book, mark to re-read it.

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However when it did make sense to me it was rather profound. Be the first to discover new talent! Sep 14, Kimberly rated it did not like it Shelves: It is a vision firmly rooted in his mindset as an engineer: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Jan 14, Kenhomer rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, for me, this book failed in too many ways for me to give it anything other than one star. Though Grunch’s machinations have brought us to the brink of economic collapse and atomic war, there is hope: Sep 15, Kelly rated it liked it.

Thank you for your comments. However, several bckminster in it did give me a lot of food for thought and it led me to do a lot more reading elsewhere.

Many of his ideas were indeed ahead of their time, and he insisted on a global systemic approach long before ecology made it the norm. It can be difficult to read as the author runs on at length with the ideas in his sentences buckminstet easily lost me throughout the whole book. Unfortunately, the path for humanity RBF laid out should have been followed but wasn’t. To view it, click here. My passion is to bring Buckminster Fuller’s ideas and visions back into the world: A poet and genius and inventor who makes me blush that I have claimed I became a Librarian so I could be a Renaissance Man.

Oct 20, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Nov 19, Nathanael rated it did not like it Shelves: Trivia About Grunch of Giants.