Create Your Own Economy

  • by Tyler Cowen
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How will we live well in a super-networked, information-soaked, yet predictably irrational world? The only way to know is to understand how the way we think is changing. As economist Tyler Cowen boldly shows in Create Your Own Economy, the way we think now is changing more rapidly than it has in a very long time. Not since the Industrial Revolution has a man-made creation - in this case, the World Wide Web - so greatly influenced the way our minds work and our human potential. Cowen argues, brilliantly, that we are breaking down cultural information into ever-smaller tidbits, ordering and reordering them in our minds (and our computers) to meet our own specific needs. Create Your Own Economy explains why the coming world of Web 3.0 is good for us; why social networking sites such as Facebook are so necessary; what's so great about "Tweeting" and texting; how education will get better; and why politics, literature, and philosophy will become richer. This is a revolutionary guide to life in the new world.

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Customer Reviews

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Awful!!

I have no idea how this book was created. I have NEVER shut down an audible selection without at least getting halfway through it. This one was unbearable. At one point the author is literally explaining in depth how an ipod is organized with playlists and favorites. Keep in mind, most of us are listening to this on an ipod or mp3 player. The other chapters were no better. Very, very, poor content!
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- Jeff

Create Your Own Economy (Unabridged)

This book really is aweful, as the other review said. It is more a book about autism than anything else. I thought I would be taught how to determine market need and come up a with revolutionary product or service that might have the potential of being the next Facebook... but there isn't a bit of this type of discussion in the book. Do yourself the favor of skipping this book.
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- Jeffrey Brown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio