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The key points from the book are SCALE and IDEAS:
S: staff on demand
C: community & crowd
L: leveraged assets
S: social technologies
The book went through most of the elements superficially by referring to some well known examples, such as Netflix's contest for a better recommendation algorithm. While the grand prize money was substantial ($1,000,000), the winner was able to beat Netflix's algorithm by over 10%. There were over 20,000 teams working on this problem. If Netflix spent the money internally trying to improve its algorithm, it probably would not have gotten such impressive results.
If you follow the news on technology, much of the information in the book is not a revelation.
18 of 20 people found this review helpful
This book delivers a sweeping collection of extraordinary insights into phenomena underpinning major disruptive influences in the world of business. The diversity and magnitude of these influences will have you reaching for the whiteboard pen in an attempt both to make sense of it all and then to strategise the opportunities you spot. And then putting it down again until you can get your head around the implications of it all. I've just finished my first run through and know that I'm going to read it again right away. My only criticism would be that it would be great to have a one hour version for the second time around :-)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Kevin Young?
Salim Ismail is a genius. The narration, however, is awful. It ruins what should be an incredibly interesting read. It sounds like it's being read by a robot. Not suitable for a UK audience (or anyone with hearing)
Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Young’s performances?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment. I gave up after one chapter. Shame, Ismail deserves better!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
great research very diverse. details of real case studies and success stories. will definitely be rereading it.
This book is the Good To Great (Jim Collins) of our current times. Although the book was published in 2014, and written before, many people who should know about these trends and types of organisations, still don't.
The more you get into the book, you could go either way - either scared of the future, or excited by it.
Regardless, the future is here, and you'd better do something about it, if you want to buy your ticket on this bus.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
long book but good. thats all i want to say but wont submit with less than 15 words! !