Discussing The Second Economy

Join us to discuss Brian Arthur’s “The Second Economy” in Sean Murphy’s Book Club on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 21:00 to 22:00 CET. While you can read everywhere about how the information age is changing the world for consumers, this McKinsey Quarterly article rather focuses on its impact on business processes:

Business processes that once took place among human beings are now being executed electronically. They are taking place in an unseen domain that is strictly digital. On the surface, this shift doesn’t seem particularly consequential—it’s almost something we take for granted. But I believe it is causing a revolution no less important and dramatic than that of the railroads. It is quietly creating a second economy, a digital one.

Brian Arthur further writes:

Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible—thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution.

If you are interested, you can read the full article here (it’s quite short) and join our discussion in the book club. Make sure you use this link to join the webinar for free (otherwise it’ll cost $15).

I hope to see you there!