Ruling the Waves: From the Compass to the Internet, a History of Business and Politics Along the Technological Frontier

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Ruling the Waves: From the Compass to the Internet, a History of Business and Politics Along the Technological Frontier

by Debora L. Spar

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Beginning with the development of the compass, Ruling the Waves examines a series of technological revolutions that promised, in their time, to transform the world''s politics and business. With Debora Spar''s gifted storytelling, each chapter reads like an adventure tale as she recounts the histories of the printing press and maps; of the telegraph, radio, and satellite television; of software, encryption, and the advent of digital music. At each of these junctures Spar suggests that invention led to both a wave of commerce and of chaos.
Entrepreneurs such as Samuel Morse and Rupert Murdoch carved new markets from the emerging technology and proclaimed that the old rules no longer applied. And for a while, they were right. But eventually--and inevitably--even cowboys need rules: rules of property, rules of coordination, rules of competition. The erstwhile pioneers thus turn to government, lobbying for order and setting the stage for the next wave of discovery.
A fascinating history of business, Ruling the Waves is also an original, thought-provoking analysis of the parallels between past innovations and inventions and our own tumultuous times.

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Ruling the Waves: From the Compass to the Internet, a History of Business and Politics Along the Technological Frontier

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Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth From the Compass to the Internet

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. "The compass, the printing press, the telegraph, radio, television, the Internet-each was a technological invention that, in its time, promised to transform the world's politics and business. And thus every chapter of RULING THE WAVES reads like an adventure tale, as Debora Spar recounts how the advent of new technology created waves of both commerce and chaos. " This book has 403 pages.

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Ruling the Waves: From the Compass to the Internet, a History of Business and Politics Along the Technological Frontier

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Ruling the Waves: From the Compass to the Internet, a History of Business and Politics Along the Technological Frontier

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Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet

Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet

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The high-tech bubble seems to have burst-or has it? Knowing where you are in the business cycle is crucial. Historical perspective helps, and so does keen analysis. Ruling the Waves offers both. Debora Spar begins the historical context with pirate tales. Jean Lafitte's domination of the seas and Rupert Murdoch's domination of the British airwaves with BskyB have much in common. Tales of the telegraph and radio help you understand the natural evolution of Microsoft, the trials of the codemakers who fought the U.S. government to protect Internet privacy, and the revolutionary rap stars who challenged the record industry. Great stories of quirky pioneers and their roller-coaster rides make this the one book that you need to become an expert on the path of future innovations and the natural development from idea to market in a changing world. FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WITH PROMPT SERVICE, BUBBLE WRAP.

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