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Summary

In the tradition of international bestsellers, Future Shock and Megatrends, Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, brings The Mobile Wave, a ground-breaking analysis of the impact of mobile intelligence - the fifth wave of computer technology. The Mobile Wave argues that the changes brought by mobile computing are so big and widespread that it’s impossible for us to see it all, even though we are all immersed in it. Saylor explains that the current generation of mobile smart phones and tablet computers has set the stage to become the universal computing platform for the world. In the hands of billions of people and accessible anywhere and anytime, mobile computers are poised to become an appendage of the human being and an essential tool for modern life.

With the perspective of a historian, the precision of a technologist, and the pragmatism of a CEO, Saylor provides a panoramic view of the future mobile world. He describes how:

A Harvard education will be available to anyone with the touch of a screen.

Cash will become virtual software and crime proof.

Cars, homes, fruit, animals, and more will be “tagged” so they can tell you about themselves.

Buying an item will be as easy as pointing our mobile device to scan and pay.

Land and capital will become more of a liability than an asset.

Social mobile media will push all businesses to think and act like software companies. Employment will shift as more service-oriented jobs are automated by mobile software.

Products, businesses, industries, economies, and even society will be altered forever as the Mobile wave washes over us and changes the landscape. With so much change, The Mobile Wave is a guidebook for individuals, business leaders, and public figures who must navigate the new terrain as mobile intelligence changes everything.

©2012 Michael Saylor (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Way before its time Michael Saylor understood The Mobile Wave. Need a remake of this one!

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a little naive

are you telling me that people can only buy diplomas and certificates in less rich countries? and that students in Peru dream about waking up and reading NY Times? so naive it is cringy

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  • 06-08-21

Excellent Reading About the Future

Michael Saylor is a true visionary! I liked going back 10 years and then comparing it to current day Mobile Wave reality. Now, I'm looking forward to the next 10 years with a better mind set on how to personally respond.

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  • A. Barker
  • 02-08-21

A must read for tech history reference.

this is a must read for understanding how mobile technology has affected macro trends. The most interesting thing is thinking about when this is written and seeing how accurate the predictions have come to be.

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  • Bigcurt1963
  • 30-07-21

outdated

updated information, easy going, but basic and outdated. it's already happened. yes yes yes yes yes yes

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  • Jerome A. Moore Jr.
  • 24-03-21

Good introduction to the last ten years

This book is out of date.The book published in 2013 is a good overview of what happened in the last ten years but, it’s going to tell you what’s going to happen in the next ten. Hopefully the author has a new book out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-13

Commonplace knowledge peppered with buzzwords

Would you try another book from Michael Saylor and/or LJ Ganser?

Never. The author is full of himself and provides zero new information

What was most disappointing about Michael Saylor’s story?

Lack of content

How did the narrator detract from the book?

You can't detract from this book

What character would you cut from The Mobile Wave?

The author

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Waste of time and money -- there is appalling lack of new information, and the author seems to be more interested in showing how great he is and not in providing *anything* new.
Commonplace knowledge peppered with buzzwords.
The author also gets things completely wrong -- you have to be out of touch for years and years years to think that iTunes started digital music -- piracy did it years before...
If you had internet access since ~2009, you know all of this.
I had to listen to this during my 1hr commute, and regretted my purchase for 55 minutes out of it..I wish I could return this book.

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