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The Digital Economy ANNIVERSARY EDITION: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence, 2nd Edition by Don Tapscott

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Chapter Two Original Edition

TWELVE THEMES OF THE NEW ECONOMY

     Take a moment out of the heat of your current pitched battle and chew on the implications of this thought. We are right now in the very early stages of a new economy, one whose core is as fundamentally different from its predecessor as, say, the automobile age was from the agricultural era. If you grasp this premise it’s much easier to understand a lot of what’s going on around you, including why a seemingly unrelenting tsunami of change keeps washing over you and your business.

          John Huey, 19941

It is fairly widely accepted that the developed world is changing from an industrial economy based on steel, automobiles, and roads to a new economy built on silicon, computers, ...

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