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Shorlisted for the Financial Times Book of the Year 2014
Although a few others have tried, The Second Machine Age truly helped me see the world of tomorrow through exponential rather than arithmetic lenses. Macro and microscopic frontiers now seem plausible, meaning that learners and teachers alike are in a perpetual mode of catching up with what is possible. It frames a future that is genuinely exciting! --Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and author of The Innovator s Dilemma
Erik Brynjolfsson is the director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and one of the most cited scholars in information systems and economics. Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at the MIT Center for Digital Business and the author of Enterprise 2.0.
A great read.
Full of great insight and history as well as the authors thoughts on the future and some interesting opinion from them as to how things should... Read more
Fantastic read - I would love an updated version to see how things have changedPublished 21 days ago by Jancis Edmondson
This is an excellent, thought-provoking book that is easy to read. Recommended.Published 29 days ago by Mr S Barabhuiya
A very satisfying read. Identifying the characteristics of the second machine age and how we can look back into the recent past and understand the trends that have brought us to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by timballoo
This is absolutely the most fascinating future telling book which I have ever read. Our future will be totally different.Published 3 months ago by Ville Hurnonen
Interesting book - summaries some of the major current and historical technological innovations (steam power, M2M) that have changed the worls, their root causes and makes some... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stephen Moffatt
Absolutely superb insight into the potential impending impact of smart machines on society and the economy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by patrice