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Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World

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Digital technology has overturned entire industries and irrevocably altered the way we live and work. But the changes are far from over: now, tech is set to transform our planet and society in once unimaginable ways.

In his groundbreaking new book Vaporized, Robert Tercek takes us inside the world's largest cultural and economic transformation since the Industrial Revolutio
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 28th 2015 by LifeTree Media (first published October 12th 2014)
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Vera
The only reason I'm not giving this book 5 stars is that I don't see it becoming classic or imagine myself re-reading it ever again. But it's a timely relevant read in 2017 and the author asks all the right questions about digital transformation of our world.
It gives a bit of history of what industries vaporized/ were transformed by digital, it gives an excellent summary of what works and what doesn't work when you are going digital. It gives some insights into what happens next (with some pred
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Tor
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book revolves around one of the today's most important topics; automation will improve life while making jobs obsolete. Therefore, the success of future generations depends on their ability to perform jobs that cannot be replaced by computers. This requires to some extent to reform the educational system, but most effective is to educate oneself by reading books like this. People must learn to do what computers cannot do.

Interesting facts in this book:
- Today, the data a business generates
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Grady
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘Ephemeralization, digitization, dematerialization, and virtualization.’

The inordinately handsome Robert Tercek has designed and created interactive experiences on every digital platform, including satellite television, game consoles, broadband Internet and mobile networks, launched startup ventures and also served in executive leadership roles at major media companies, most recently as President of Digital Media at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and previously as Senior Vice President of Digit
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Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very forward looking and forces you to really think about what the future holds.
Charles
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
On the surface, there is little content in this book that even the casual observer does not know. Certain industries that were once powerful and profitable have vanished or been rendered into players in a niche market. Over ten years ago I reviewed a business book that contained high praise for the Blockbuster company and the efficient way it was organized and managed. Of course, it no longer exists, a point made in this book. Other examples are record stores and bookstores in physical form. Re ...more
Edna Staples
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
this is my first book from this author, his
writing flows nice and easy for someone to understand.
this book has some really good information and
some that I just do not understand how or why it would
disappear. Such as the case of the doctors, we all use
doctors in some form like going to the doctor's office
or even the hospital and how would this disappear when
we all need them and using a vital doctor would
not be the samething in most cases. What comes around
goes around we all heard that say
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Kevin
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book! So much eye-opening information laid out with passion and logic, as if author Robert Tercek was thinking the whole time "how can I get you to see what I'm seeing?" Well, he did. And I'm glad I read it a year after it came out. Because even though it's very of-the-moment, I was able to see that many of the things Tercek predicts here have come to pass.
This book should be taught in every company, start-up incubator, and business school out there - anyone who intends to run a bus
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Jose Papo
Dec 04, 2015 rated it liked it
This book shows how digital technology “vaporizes” businesses and products and how Google, Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, Uber and Airbnb vaporize existing business models. It's a basic read if you already know a lot about digital business models and how software and Mobile are eating the world.
Jen Fader
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent documenation of the digital revolution in near-real time with actionable insights and no haughty tone. A must read for anyoone who wants to thrive in the next decade.
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Robert Tercek invents the digital future. His book VAPORIZED was selected as the 2016 International Book of the Year by GetAbstract. He has launched satellite networks, the first video on mobile phones, multimedia games, and live interactive learning programs. He provides strategic insight to Turner Broadcasting, InterPublic Group, PBS and other firms. In the past he served in executive leadership ...more
“In its quest to organize the world’s information, Google has scoured vast troves of data to amass the greatest accumulation of information assets on the planet, including the billions of search queries on google.com and YouTube and the billions of interactions on Android, the dominant operating system for most mobile devices. Google also controls an ever-growing index of the world’s websites and the browsing history of more than 2 billion users, three types of maps of the Earth’s surface and traffic patterns, a real-time list of trending topics, the largest archive of discussions in Usenet groups, the entire contents of 20 million books, a huge collection of photographs, the largest collection of video on the planet, the largest online email repository, even the largest archive of DNA data.” 0 likes
“Apple has $194 billion in cash on hand. That’s enough to buy 483 of the S&P 500 companies.” 0 likes
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