Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, coauthors of the 2014 best-seller The Second Machine Age, will preview their new book at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Machine, Platform, Crowd brings together economics, computer science, and several other fields to present a practical, action-oriented guide to the changes and disruptions brought by the amazing technological progress of today and tomorrow. The book is aimed at executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and anyone else interested in building and supporting successful organizations in a time of profound progress and turbulence.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Technology

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