Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Book I Read: Race Against the Machine << the Impact of Information Systems on Jobs



This book is about jobs (lack of) and information technology (more and more of it) the main claim is strong and one that should be read by every student as they plan their future. The second part (about the potential) cover in short (too short) the potential. Lots of links to prime sources (which I like much).

Personally, I think we should plan for zero growth economy. Together with the nature of Digital products -- the books of economy needs to be re-written.

Written by two MIT/Harvard guys Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfeem it sums up the impact of technology (especially of IT) on jobs.

Erik Brynjolfsson is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Chairman of the Sloan Management Review, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and co-author of Wired for Innovation: How IT Is Reshaping the Economy. He graduated from Harvard University and MIT.
Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist and associate director at the MIT Center for Digital Business at the Sloan School of Management. He is the author of Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges. He graduated from MIT and Harvard University.

A perfect read for 3 hrs if you have time in your kindle. :-)