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The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Steve Case

Narrated By: Steve Case

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Date: April 2016

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Steve Case—the co-founder of AOL—presents “a compelling roadmap for the future…that can help us make sense of the technological changes reshaping our economy and the world. A fascinating read” (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.org).

Steve Case—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life—was on the leading edge of a revolution in 1985 when he co-founded AOL, the first Internet company to go public and the most successful business of the 1990s. Back then Case was an entrepreneur in an industry that hadn’t really been invented yet, but he had a sense how dramatically the Internet would transform business and society. In The Third Wave, he uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessman to argue the importance of entrepreneurship and to chart a path for future innovators.

We are entering, as Case explains, the “Third Wave” of the Internet. The first wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The second wave saw companies like Google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities, while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leveraged the smartphone revolution. Now, Case argues, we’re entering the Third Wave: a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major “real world” sectors such as health, education, transportation, energy, and food—and in the process change the way we live our daily lives.

Part memoir, part manifesto, and part playbook for the future, The Third Wave explains the ways in which newly emerging technology companies will have to rethink their relationships with customers, with competitors, and with governments; and offers advice for how entrepreneurs can make winning business decisions and strategies—and how all of us can make sense of this ever-changing digital age.

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  • Ian Martin

    The narrator is a little flat, but at least he's clear and it's always interesting to hear an author in their own words, except that he says in the end that the book was partially his work and also the product of a team assemble to write the book for him. The book is interesting. It seems to be essentially a pitch to the average citizen to get involved with a predicted new wave of technology whether you're in tech, the government, a consumer, or a would be entrepreneur. I can't say that I, or anyone else, would agree with all this policy recommendations, but it is an interesting look into the mind and thinking of a person who has led and extra-ordinary life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • renato f costa

    I really enjoyed the book! Steve Case shows what probably is going to happen with our economy.

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