Platform, Disruption, Wave is a compelling account of how the new business platform is changing the role of Government, the firm and the workforce. In a fast and easy read, Haydn Shaughnessy takes you through the rise of the platform, the breadth of modern economic and social disruption, and the challenges to our way of life.
Shaughnessy explains what you need to understand in order to remain relevant in business and as a consumer in a period of extreme disruption. He further explains conflicting economic pressures across the globe that threaten the stability of what we hold dear, taking you deep into the future of business, society, and work, while raising vitally important questions about the future of prosperity in the west. Finally, Haydn explains how a new "platform economy" is challenging the legitimacy of governments and polarising society, yet could still be a benefit to all.
Read Platform, Disruption, Wave now to gain essential knowledge to help you thrive in the platform economy. Today … and far into the future.
If you liked Platform Scale by Sangeet Paul Choudary, or The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, then you will love Platform, Disruption, Wave!
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Haydn Shaughnessy trained as an economic historian at the London School of Economics and Oxford University. He is a research fellow at the University of California, Irvine, and a former fellow of the Society for New Communications Research. He was a visiting fellow at Genera Insight, a senior research associate of the European Institute for the Media, and the Centre for Employment Research, at Manchester Victoria University and Manchester Metropolitan University respectively. He worked as a program manager for advanced communications projects at the European Union in the early 1990s where he wrote about 3G, Fiber to the Home and Advanced Electronic learning environments. He was a partner at The Conversation Group, the first social agency, and has advised major companies and government departments in the Netherlands, Sweden and the European Union.
Haydn wrote the “Re: Thinking Innovation” column at Forbes and has written on innovation for the Irish Times. He has also written for Gigaom, The Wall Street Journal, the Times, Radio Times, and many others. His work also embraces semantic analysis of emerging patterns of thought and behavior.