Ruling the Waves

Ruling the Waves

Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth From Compass to the Internet

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Houghton
The high-tech bubble seems to have burst-or has it? Knowing where you are in the business cycle is crucial. Historical perspective helps, and so does keen analysis. Ruling the Waves offers both.

Debora Spar begins the historical context with pirate tales. Jean Lafitte's domination of the seas and Rupert Murdoch's domination of the British airwaves with BskyB have much in common. Tales of the telegraph and radio help you understand the natural evolution of Microsoft, the trials of the codemakers who fought the U.S. government to protect Internet privacy, and the revolutionary rap stars who challenged the record industry. Great stories of quirky pioneers and their roller-coaster rides make this the one book that you need to become an expert on the path of future innovations and the natural development from idea to market in a changing world.



Baker & Taylor
From pirate Jean Lafitte's exploits on the high seas to Rupert Murdoch's creation of a media empire, this intriguing look at the frequently rocky path of innovation ranges from the first idea and development of an invention to their rise to market dominance. 50,000 first printing.

Harcourt Publishing
The high-tech bubble seems to have burst-or has it? Knowing where you are in the business cycle is crucial. Historical perspective helps, and so does keen analysis. Ruling the Waves offers both.

Debora Spar begins the historical context with pirate tales. Jean Lafitte's domination of the seas and Rupert Murdoch's domination of the British airwaves with BskyB have much in common. Tales of the telegraph and radio help you understand the natural evolution of Microsoft, the trials of the codemakers who fought the U.S. government to protect Internet privacy, and the revolutionary rap stars who challenged the record industry. Great stories of quirky pioneers and their roller-coaster rides make this the one book that you need to become an expert on the path of future innovations and the natural development from idea to market in a changing world.



Book News
Yes, the Internet is new and sparkling with opportunities, admits Spar (business, Harvard U.), but no more so than other technologies on their eve of creation. The common wisdom is that companies cheer and states dread the coming borderless world, but the specialist in the politics of international business points to historical evidence that even pirates and pioneers order, and so eventually preserve states. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

From pirate Jean Lafitte's exploits on the high seas to Rupert Murdoch's creation of a media empire, this look at the rocky path of innovation ranges from the first idea and development of an invention to its rise to market dominance.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780151005093
0151005095
Branch Call Number: 303.483 S73
Characteristics: 403 pages ; 24 cm

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