"Tom Malone's timing is perfect: Loosen the hierarchy...
Harness democracy... Unleash the market. This is a book packed with insights
and wisdom! Leadership would be well-served to incorporate its lessons into
their new, networked world of work - today!"
--Dr. Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google Inc.
"Malone offers us a visionary and immensely practical
guide into novel organizational forms and business models and the opportunities
it presents for innovators."
--Paul Saffo, Director, Institute for the Future
"Filled with evocative examples, The Future of Work provides an insightful,
balanced, and accessible tour through the various ways to organize, from strict
hierarchies to loose hierarchies, to auction-based systems to participatory
democracies. I highly recommend this book."
--John Seely Brown, Former chief scientist, Xerox Corporation and Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and co-author, The Social Life of Information
"This book is a human look at the grand promise and the
specific realities of what technology can do for organizations--and how to realize
that promise with practical approaches that accommodate the realities of people,
politics and imperfection."
--Esther Dyson, chairman of EDventure Holdings
"Tom Malone provides a wake-up call to all of us, challenging
our most basic assumptions about organizations. He offers deep insight into
organizational design options, clearly defining the choices all of us will need
to make as we seek the most effective way to organize our work. We all need
to read this book and absorb its powerful lessons."
--John Hagel, Chief Strategy Office, 12 Entrepreneuring
Last updated: March 25, 2004