Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution Irreversibly Transforms Employment and the Economy
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Center for Digital Business
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Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Professor at the MIT Sloan School, an award-winning researcher and Director or Advisor for technology-intensive firms.
He lectures worldwide on technology strategy, productivity and intangible assets. Businessweek has profiled him one of five "business visionaries" and a reader's poll by Optimize ranked him as one of the world's two most influential academics. Brynjolfsson is the co-author of Wired for Innovation: How IT is Reshaping the Economy.
Heightened productivity due to more efficient technology has skyrocketed GDP in the United States over the last decade, so why hasn't the median income level followed suit? Erik Brynjolfsson, director of MIT's Center for Digital Business, explains that the wealth increase has disproportionately affected the highest earners of the population.