Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, the company that has been providing the picks and shovels of learning to the Silicon Valley gold rush for the past thirty-five years. The company delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, and has repeatedly shaped the discussion for each successive wave of innovation. Tim is also a partner at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, an early stage venture firm, and is on the boards of Code for America, Maker Media, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.
"Tim O'Reilly's creative insights and moral clarity have made him
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Initiative on the Digital Economy and Co-author of The Second
"For anyone who wants to know how to prepare for the future - and how we might shape that future in ways that broadly benefit society, not just technological or entrepreneurial elites--WTF? is an indispensable guide."--Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
"[a] punchy and provocative book... What's the Future is an insightful and heartfelt plea, daring us to reimagine a better economy and society... a jaunty read with a compelling narrative of how technology interweaves with the real world. If it can cajole even a few tech titans to dwell on the social and political impact of what they do then it will have served a useful purpose."--Financial Times