Publisher: Portfolio US
Weight: 420 g
The Covid-19 outbreak has turned bedrooms into offices, pitted young against old and widened the gaps between rich and poor, red and blue, the mask-wearers and the mask-haters. Some businesses, like Amazon and video conference software maker Zoom, woke up to find themselves crushed under an avalanche of consumer demand. Others, like the restaurant, travel, hospitality and live entertainment industries, scrambled to not become instantly obsolete. But the pandemic has not been a change agent so much as an accelerant of trends that were already well underway.
In Post Corona, Galloway outlines the contours of both crisis and opportunity that lie ahead. While the powerful tech monopolies will thrive in the disruption other businesses, like higher education, will struggle to maintain a value proposition that no longer makes sense when we can't stand shoulder to shoulder. Combining his signature humour and brash style with razor-sharp business insights, Galloway offers both warning and hope in equal measure.
While we've been worrying about today, Professor Galloway has been looking into the future, and he's brought us back a great book. There's so much here, a mix of data, stories, humor, insight, challenges. The core of the book is big tech--if you know Galloway, you know he's been a leading voice on the changes big tech has wrought, for good and ill. But there's also his fascinating take on higher education, and then a really powerful chapter on the challenges we face as a society. You won't agree with everything he says, but it will make you think. It's written in Galloway's fast and readable style, so it is just plain fun to read. It's a business book, but it's a lot more.
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