The vision of John as recounted in Revelation 5 is about developments in the heavenly courts that set the stage for the opening of the seals in the next chapter. The vision of this heavenly scene had its beginning in chapter 4 where the prophet saw the setting of thrones in place as if a judgment sitting or tribunal is about to be in session. It seems as if the opening of the book was the center of attention in this sitting and that somebody who is worthy to open that book must be found.
When I sold my company Mordam Records in 2005, I discovered and read a book by John Case called Open-Book Management: the Coming Business Revolution. What amazed me about this book at the time was that John Case published it in 1995. But back in 1983, when I started Mordam Records, I was already running an open-book company. John Case said in 1995 that it was a coming revolution.