- Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
- Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-27-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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An innovative trend combining technology with economics is unraveling behemoth industries - including corporations, banks, farms, media conglomerates, energy systems, governments, and schools - that have long dominated business and society. Size and scale have become a liability. A new generation of upstarts is using artificial intelligence to automate tasks that once required expensive investment, and "renting" technology platforms to build businesses for hyper-focused markets, enabling them to grow big without the bloat of giant organizations.
In Unscaled, venture capitalist Hemant Taneja explains how the unscaled phenomenon allowed Warby Parker to cheaply and easily start a small company, build a better product, and become a global competitor in no time, upending entrenched eyewear giant Luxottica. It similarly enabled Stripe to take on established payment processors throughout the world, and Livongo to help diabetics control their disease while simultaneously cutting the cost of treatment. The unscaled economy is remaking massive, deeply rooted industries and opening up fantastic possibilities for entrepreneurs, imaginative companies, and resourceful individuals. It can be the model for solving some of the world's greatest problems, including climate change and soaring health-care costs, but will also unleash new challenges that today's leaders must address.
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By Micaela on 04-24-18
Inspirational read for the creative and curious
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In Unscaled, Hemant shares his vision of a world in which unscaled companies challenge (and beat out) the big incumbents, and individuals live happier, more entrepreneurial lives. I found this book opened my mind, changed my perception of the role of the corporation and the individual alike and made me want to share that experience with others. I would recommended this book to individuals who - regardless of industry - enjoy thinking critically, are curious about the world and have a desire to make an impact (so far I've suggested the book to an investment banker, a writer, an entrepreneur and a teacher). It's a great read (or listen) and may just inspire you to change your path!
By Bruce on 03-27-18
This book has been seriously overhyped. Someone told me of a tech firm ordering copies. It's surprisingly weak. Sketchy and not much more substantial than a newspaper article in USA Today. The author inserts himself in the story repeatedly.
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