Fall Reading - Day 3: Machine, Platform, Crowd

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future
By Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson

McAfee and Brynjolfsson have done the most to bring the idea of "racing with machines," versus racing against the machine (phrase from their prior books, The Second Machine Age, and Race Against the Machine), to the general public. In Machine, Platform, Crowd, they take a broad view of the roles digital tools play in organizations and work. If you haven't read their other books, you can start here to see their most recent perspectives. What I especially like is their dealing with the three topics at once. Organizations need to make trade offs, not focus on just one aspect of their digital futures.

About my Fall Reading List: Some of these books are new for 2017. Others, published before 2017, may be even more important now than they were when first published... at least for me. You'll see a clear focus on the future of work, as well as some heavy hitting general management books. Some link to my earlier reviews, others I'll just share what I was looking for and what I found. If these sound good to you, here is a set from prior years

I'm trying something new and will be posting one a day. How long will this take? Depends on how fast I read! I started the list early in the summer, but still have a few in the hopper. Here is the full list if you can't wait. Disclaimers: Where I have received a free copy, I have also purchased at least one more. I am using affiliate links.