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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Case Narrator: Steve Case Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781442397873
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The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Steve Case—the co-founder of AOL—presents “a compelling roadmap for the future…that can help us make sense of the technological changes reshaping our economy and the world. A fascinating read” (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.org).

Steve Case, a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life, was on the leading edge of a revolution in 1985 when he co-founded AOL, the first Internet company to go public and the most successful business of the 1990s. Back then Case was an entrepreneur in an industry that hadn’t really been invented yet, but he had a sense how dramatically the Internet would transform business and society. In The Third Wave, he uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessman to argue the importance of entrepreneurship and to chart a path for future innovators.

We are entering, as Case explains, the “Third Wave” of the Internet. The first wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The second wave saw companies like Google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities, while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leveraged the smartphone revolution. Now, Case argues, we’re entering the Third Wave: a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major “real world” sectors such as health, education, transportation, energy, and food—and in the process change the way we live our daily lives.

Part memoir, part manifesto, and part playbook for the future, The Third Wave explains the ways in which newly emerging technology companies will have to rethink their relationships with customers, with competitors, and with governments; and offers advice for how entrepreneurs can make winning business decisions and strategies—and how all of us can make sense of this ever-changing digital age.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “AOL cofounder and entrepreneur Steve Case narrates his prescient guide with the confidence you’d expect from a top-shelf Internet pioneer. With the digital age’s fascinating history propelling the narrative, his conversational writing and authentic delivery promote curiosity and make these chapters fly by.”

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  • “What’s new and noteworthy here is Case’s effort to draw a connection between his own history and an impending era of change…Case’s insights have value.”

    Washington Post

  • “Case believes the third wave, which is only just beginning, will have far more impact as the internet transforms real world sectors such as health care, education, transport, and energy. He shows how existing technologies can be deployed far more smartly rather than assuming that we will see further heroic breakthroughs.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “Essential reading for leaders in business and government, as well as for anybody trying to make sense of our rapidly changing world. I’ve worked with Steve for two decades, and I’ve always been impressed with his intellect and captivated by his insights. If you read this book, you will be, too.”

    General Colin Powell

  • A New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author

Steve Case is one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest merger in the history of business. His career began when he cofounded America Online (AOL) in 1985. After he engineered AOL’s merger with Time Warner and he became chairman of the combined business, he oversaw the biggest media and communications empire in the world.