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

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Book Description Harvest Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 416 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.6in. x 1.1in.Beginning with the development of the compass, Ruling the Waves examines a series of technological revolutions that promised, in their time, to transform the worlds politics and business. With Debora Spars 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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156027021

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Book Description Mariner Books, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is a book about technology, and about rules. It is about what happens when technology moves faster than governments, creating markets that--for some time at least--have no rules. It is a book about the pioneers who thrive in a world of chaos and the governments that eventually rein them in. Beginning with the development of the compass in the early Middle Ages, Debora Spar, a Harvard Business School professor, takes the reader back in time, looking at a series of technological revolutions that promised, in their time, to transform the worlds politics and business. She tells tales of the printing press and maps; of telegraph, radio, and satellite television; of software, encryption, and the advent of digital music. At each of these junctures, she suggests, technological innovation leads both to a wave of commerce and of chaos. Entrepreneurs such as Samuel Morse and Rupert Murdoch carve new markets from the emerging technology and proclaim that the old rules no longer apply. And for a while they are right. Pioneers plow into the world that technology has wrought, leaving governments gasping in their wake. But eventually--and inevitably--even cowboys realize they 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 innovation. Spar is a gifted storyteller, so each chapter of Ruling the Waves reads like an adventure tale. But the real excitement of the book comes from the underlying patterns she articulates, and the parallels she draws between historical events and our own tumultuous times. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_015602702X

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Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 220 x 142 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.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. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156027021

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Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 220 x 142 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. 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. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156027021

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