Current Reading Pile

What I’m reading at the moment:

 

  1. Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson’s Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2017). A detailed analysis of three trends — artificial intelligence, platform ecosystems, and networked knowledge — which are the key leverage points for new, entrepreneurial companies.
  2. Josh Sullivan and Angela Zutavern’s The Mathematical Corporation (New York: PublicAffairs, 2017). Machine intelligence as the core competency for disruptive-like competitiveness: the innovation it unleashes requires new leadership. A key definition (p. 3):

The mathematical corporation focuses also on answering unknown questions by querying a universe of data – more open and ubiquitous all the time. By searching for and answering questions outside the spotlight of conventional thought, it provides knowledge about the future, breaking through the darkness of past constraints. From an expanded grid of detail, to which you apply new thinking and new approaches to knowledge discovery, the mathematical corporation opens up choices and lines of decision making you never had before.