Doug Rushkoff: Silicon Valley — Amazon, Google, and Uber Specifically — Is Broken

Silicon Valley is broken and heading for social unrest, argues media theorist Rushkoff argues that several major tech companies operate with intentionally unsustainable business models. Amazon and Uber, he says, work by destroying marketplaces and then using their leverage to move into another area. So while Amazon doesn’t make much money off books, the original …

Douglas Rushkoff: The Manfunctioning Tech Economy

THE GUARDIAN: THE MALFUNCTIONING TECH ECONOMY His latest book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, is published by Portfolio Penguin on 3 March. Read full interview.

Doug Rushkoff: How Digital Media Finally Enables Distributed Enterprise

Platform Cooperativism, hosted by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider, the closing keynote, a first effort at expressing the gist of my upcoming book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, in 40 minutes of speaking.So here’s the video of that talk. This may be the only talk where I try to include everything, and I think it’s …