Born in 1908, Italian. A manager for FIAT, he started traveling in the ‘30s to China and the Soviet Union. During WW2 he was part of the Italian Resistance, spent a year in jail in Turin where he narrowly avoided death by firing squad twice. After the war he founded FIAT Argentina, became vice-president of Olivetti and founded Italconsult. In the ‘60s he came to know the United States, was one of the first to sense what globalization is and decided to change, devoting the rest of his life to overcoming east-west divisions and the difference between the north and the south of the world. He wrote books (The Chasm Ahead, Human Quality) and gave speeches which intrigued Soviet citizen Jermen Gvishiani who introduced him to Alexander King. This meeting spawned the Club of Rome, founded in 1968, and Limits to Growth. Peccei continued to fight for a utopia made of enlightened capitalism and world governance until his death in 1984.
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