Book Review: The Third Wave, by Steve Case

Hello everyone! 🙂

I’m back with another book review. After reading The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson, which I really liked, I started reading The Third Wave, an Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future, by Steve Case, founder of AOL.

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The Third Wave, by Steve Case

This book has a different point of view from the previous two I’ve wrote about before. It was written by Steve Case himself and not by a second person. As such, the book is written from the point of view of an experienced entrepreneur and investor. The book focuses mainly on the new wave of technology companies that will appear and the challenges that they will face. Steve Case suggests that the Third Wave will be much more similar to the first one than to the second wave and uses the examples of his experience with the creation and growth of AOL to show why he thinks like that. According to the author the Third Wave is not about the Internet-of-Things. It is about The Internet of All Things. Technological evolution is taking us to a point where the Internet will be integrated into all aspects of our life: how we learn, how we heal, how we manage our finances, how we meet, how we work and even how and what we eat. This new wave will change core aspects of our lives and the entrepreneurs that surf it will have to deal not only with the usual entrepreneurship stuff but also with the political parties and governments to change heavily regulated business areas like health care, food supply and education, among others. Third wave companies will take advantage of the growing amount of data available and use machine learning and artificial intelligence to make life-changing and profitable products and services.

I could go on describing the great things I read on the book but If I do it I will spoil it for you. 🙂 If you like technology and have an interest on the technological revolution that is coming you will surely like it.

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Next book

The next book is a book I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time: Elon Musk – Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk is one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in the technological world and is doing amazing things in the fields of electric vehicles, space exploration and solar power that will have a huge impact on the future of mankind. I think no entrepreneur has made so many “impossible” things come true and I’m curious to know about his life and his work in creating and managing such amazing companies.

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Elon Musk, by Ashlee Vance

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