- MITScientist, present
- Harvard Business School
I coined the phrase “Enterprise 2.0” in a spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses. I also began blogging at that time, both about Enterprise 2.0 and about my other research. I also maintain a Facebook profile and Twitter account.
My book on Enterprise 2.0 was published in November of 2009 by Harvard Business School Press.
In the July / August issue of Harvard Business Review Erik Brynjolfsson and I published “Investing in the IT that Makes a Competitive Difference,” a summary of our research investigating IT’s links to changes in competition. This work was the first to reveal that competition began to heat up in the US in the mid 1990s – to become faster paced, more turbulent, and more winner-take-all – and that this acceleration was greater in industries that spent more on IT. This research continues, and continues to highlight that technology appears to be significantly reshaping the landscape of competition.
I'm the author or co-author of more than fifteen scholarly articles and ninety case studies and other materials for students and teachers of technology. This work has convinced me that modern information technology is the most powerful tool available to business leaders, yet also the most misunderstood and under-appreciated resource at their disposal.
In 2008 I was named by the editors of the technical publishing house Ziff-Davis number 38 in their list of the “100 Most Influential People in IT.” I was also named by Baseline magazine to a separate, unranked list of the 50 most influential people in business IT that year. I was invited by Prof. Gary Hamel to join a ‘renegade brigade’ of thinkers in the task of assembling a set of Moon Shots for Management, which was published in the January 2009 Harvard Business Review.
I speak frequently to both academic and industry audiences, and have taught in executive education programs around the world.
I received my Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.
You can reach me by email at this address.
Feedback is always much appreciated...
I often see price (and availability) discrepancies when switching between France and the US. In any case, the book is worth $6.89 too, though no reason to not increase your consumer surplus if you can ;)
"We have the same job we always had: to say that there are no final solutions; there is no absolute truth; there is no supreme leader; there is no totalitarian solution that says if you would just give up your freedom of inquiry, if you would just give up, if you would simply abandon your critical faculties, the world of idiotic bliss can be yours."
I can't think of a better motto.
I usually ask once in the morning to get East Coast US and European folk, then again in the afternoon once our West Coast colleagues have woken up and joined us.
The fun and learning are in the answers much more than the questions, so please don't just lurk: join in. When you do, it'll be better if you don't simply reply (if you do, only people who follow both you and me will see your response). Start your replies either with #andyasks (preferred) or with a period -- .@amcafee.
I look forward to hearing from you...
Here's a new post comparing at data about growth in GPD, profits, and investment since the Great Recession ended (good news) with data about employment (bad news).
Feedback very welcome.
"The Chicago area has near 10% unemployment, but more than 100,000 unfilled jobs."
"at a time of high unemployment, more than 80% of manufacturers say they can't find skilled workers to hire."
"Recently I met a young student at a public-transit stop who was commuting from Harold Washington Community College, where he goes to school, to his night job at a department-store warehouse. Riding from downtown to the Southside, studying along the way, that student, like millions of Americans, is doing his part to ensure he has a shot at a good job. But those of us in government have not been doing our part to meet him halfway. We need to guarantee that the diploma he earns has economic value. I want that student to worry only about doing well in his classes, not about whether the skills he gains in those classes will earn him a job."
"I hope that cities across the country will follow Chicago's model. If we revive and modernize our training programs to match the needs of our high-growth industries, our community college system can catapult millions of people into employment and into the middle class, as it has done for generations of Americans."
Let's hope this initiative succeeds and is a model for other communities...
If this kind of move makes financial sense in China, is there anyplace where it doesn't make financial sense?