Provides an overview of the development of media technology, and new ways of looking at the implications of technology and mass media. Describes Negroponte’s involvement in the development of digital innovations such as multimedia, personal computing, virtual reality, and the internet. Before the main revolution in digital technology, he made some key predictions about what would happen.
Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs
Provides insight into the growing importance of new electronic marketplaces. Explores how the internet and digital media open up new avenues to wealth creation, using real-world examples. Guides companies wanting to successfully develop business-to-business exchanges or other electronic alliances and accumulate digital capital.
Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution
This is the book that started the reengineering and process enterprise revolution, managerial innovations that have now become part of standard business practice. Focuses on how to improve three key areas of management—roles, styles and systems. Encourages organizations to take a fresh look at inefficient and outdated processes in the context of a competitive environment.
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
A compelling account of how container shipping developed from modest beginnings into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. Shows how container shipping transformed global economic geography. Explains how the arrival of the shipping container changed the traditional working practices of the large ports, related industries, and cities, along with its impact on longshoremen, labor unions, and governments.
The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution Is Changing Our Lives and Our Work
An ideas book on how the internet connects people to information, services, and entertainment, and how new technology is changing our lives to make distance irrelevant. Outlines 30 specific developments that the author believes will impact on business and society in the near future. Focuses on future trends, and the belief that as countries become more economically interdependent, people will communicate more freely, which will increase...
The Theory of Social and Economic Organization
Weber was a key theorist in the history of social and economic development. This is a crucial study for understanding how modern organizations work. Argues that bureaucracy is the most efficient way of implementing the rule of law if undertaken properly.