The Evening Standard – Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

The day after Twitter Inc floated on the New York Stock Exchange, its co-founder Evan Williams was pictured in the financial pages wearing a sheepish smile. He had just made $4.3 billion in a single day. How does that make you feel? Angry? Inspired? Envious? In his ambitious and invigorating polemic about why everything’s so messed up, Douglas Rushkoff asks us to sympathise with the young billionaire.   read more »

In Conversation With Marina Gorbis at the Commonwealth Club

Digital technology was supposed to usher in a new age of distributed prosperity, but many have complained that so far it has been used to put industrial capitalism on steroids. Rushkoff says It’s not technology’s fault; but instead he blames a growth-driven, economic operating system that has reached the limits of its ability to serve anyone, rich or poor, human or corporate.   read more »

Bloomberg – What’s Wrong With the Digital Economy

Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus," discusses the shortfalls of the digital economy and why new technology and digital media business don’t work in the traditional economic marketplace. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."    read more »

Strategy+Business – Rocking the Bus

The publisher of Douglas Rushkoff’s excellent new book,Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus (Portfolio, 2016), compares the author to Thomas Piketty and Erik Brynjolfsson — both of whom are noted economists. But Rushkoff, a media analyst who has become known for his insights on technology, is no economist. What’s more, he explicitly rejects both of these thinkers. He dismisses Piketty’s preferred solution to inequality, redistribution. And Rushkoff is equally sure that there will not be a “second machine age,” as Brynjolfsson projects.   read more »