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By John Middleton

This booklet explores the effect and value of e-business as illustrated by way of the paintings and taking into consideration a few key avid gamers within the box. Its objective is to be an obtainable advisor for company those people who are seeking to make optimum and ecocnomic use of e-business, in addition to scholars and others who're trying to find a deeper realizing of the subject.Tim Berners-Lee · Jeff Bezos · Frances Cairncross · Manuel Castells · Jim Clary ·Michael Dell · Larry Downes & Chunka Mui· Peter Drucker · Esther Dyson · Philip Evans & Thomas Wurster · Carla Fiorina · invoice Gates · William Gibson · Andy Grove · Michael Hammer · Jonathan Ive · Steve Jobs · Kevin Kelly · Ray Kurzweil · Charles Leadbeater · James Martin · Gerry McGovern · Regis McKenna · Robert Metcalfe · Paul Mockapetris · Geoffrey A. Moore · Gordon Moore · John Naisbitt · Nicholas Negroponte · Larry web page and Sergey Brin · Jeff Papows · Don Peppers and Martha Rogers · Michael Porter · David S Pottruck & Harry Pearce · Thomas Stewart · Alvin Toffler · Linus Torvalds · Meg Whitman · Niklas Zennstr?m · Shoshana Zuboff

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After much planning and research, Bezos left the security of his Wall Street job to pursue his hunch that the internet offered some exciting opportunities for online retail. com came into existence on July 16, 1995 and became a publicly traded company in 1997. Connectivity For more on the other great online retail success story eBay, see Meg Whitman. com Way: Secrets of the World’s Most Astonishing Web Business, Capstone, 1999 FOUR THE E-BUSINESS GURUS 39 3 Frances Cairncross Claim to fame Senior Editor at The Economist and lucid reporter from the frontline of the IT revolution.

Working life has never felt so insecure for so many. So perhaps the real issue is not the capacity of the technology, it’s our capacity to cope. Shoshana Zuboff certainly believes that the technological tail is wagging the human dog. In just 15 words from her 28 GURUS ON E-BUSINESS book In the Age of the Smart Machine – a book all the more remarkable for being written back in the 1980s – Zuboff sums up the challenge we now face. ‘So far,’ she writes, ‘patterns of morality, sociality, and feeling are evolving much more slowly than technology’.

Kevin Kelly, former editor of Wired magazine, has described Manuel Castells as ‘a sociologist with a European’s bent for the large-scale sweep of history’. His magnum opus, and the main reason he features as an e-guru, is his sprawling, literate, visionary and densely argued trilogy The Information Age In an age when all too many e-business texts stretch a meagre handful of ideas beyond breaking point, The Information Age is like trading up from the bargain red in the local supermarket to a classy Bordeaux.

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