- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 9, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1119300312
- ISBN-13: 978-1119300311
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 117 customer ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #585,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology Hardcover – May 9, 2016
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"When it comes to the blockchain, William Mougayar's vision and insights are unparalleled. He takes us on a discovery journey with clarity and authority. This is a fundamental book if business leaders want to survive the blockchain’s upcoming whiplash."
―Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group; best-selling author of Venture Deals
"Mougayar has written a highly authoritative book, charting new territory in our understanding of the blockchain. I strongly recommend it to executives who are leading their organizations into with the future."
―John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures
"Anyone who's been at all close to the blockchain realizes just how profoundly this innovation could affect almost every industry. The Business Blockchain is an important book that offers practical advice and prescriptions for getting on with creating and realizing your own blockchain vision."
―Chris Owen, Vice President, Enterprise Shared Platforms - Blockchain, TD Bank Group
From the Inside Flap
The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other book before, delivering a compelling guide that summons your mind into action. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions, of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, trust, power, and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn't ask ourselves what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view on its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities and let it tackle even more ambitious issues that cross organizational, regulatory, and mental boundaries.
Drawing on 34 years of technology industry experience as an executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, startup mentor, author, blogger, educator, thought leader, and investor, William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change.
Just as the Internet created new possibilities that we didn't foresee in its early years, the blockchain will give rise to new business models and ideas that may still be invisible.
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Anyway, the book make you think and that it probably its best characteristic...
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At best this book can be described as 'evangelist prep'. I cannot begin to describe how annoyed and irritated I was by the end of this book- as an IT professional I was seeking more than arm-waving, 'big-picture' statements. I had deeper understanding of smart contracts from 20 minutes on the ethereum website.
Should the book been marketed at £1.99 I may have been less irritated.
Also, I note that pretty much all the positive reviews were from reviewers provided with a free copy of the book. Not exactly impartial feedback!
So, pretty poor really.
Ao finalizar o livro confesso que minha mente está fervilhando com todas as novas possibilidades (ainda que o autor deixe claro que está longe de esgotá-las no livro). Acredito que ainda vou precisar de um tempo para conseguir processar todas as novas possibilidades.
Não é um livro técnico. Não é um livro que vai lhe ensinar como criar soluções baseadas em blockchains. É um livro para quem quer entender melhor do que se trata o conceito. Se você está nesse estágio, recomendo a leitura.
It talks about what's already known, most of the content is repetitive. Looks like the author is hard selling the concept.
It does talk about some business challenges, but none that weren't known or envisioned.
Over all, no value add.