Ideafarms has had a long association with Mr Tom Koulopoulos, since the days of his book ‘Smart-Sourcing‘. When our CEO Mr Sunil Malhotra first read the book, he was pleasantly surprised as we had been living the model talked about in the book since back in 2002 – that of partnering with clients and helping them innovate on the non-core parts of their business.
Which is why it was an honor when Mr Koulopoulos shared the copy of his upcoming book ‘Cloud Surfing’ with Mr Malhotra and requested him to write a pre-release review for it.
Without much further ado, here’s announcing the launch tomorrow of Tom Koulopoulos’s next book Cloud Surfing!
Ideafarms brings you a snapshot of what to expect.
Truth in the Cloud: How transparency will keep us honest
Innovation in the Cloud: How the way we create will be redefined
Commerce in the Cloud: How we will radically change the notion of value without risk
Reputation in the Cloud: How influence is redefining the economics of business
Learning in the Cloud: How we will go about educating ten billion brains
Community in the Cloud: How we will rely on one another going forward
Mr Malhotra shared the review of the book on his blog. This is what he had to say about the upcoming book – Cloud Surfing.
THE FUTURE AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE. – Yogi Berra
The fact that I have the opportunity of reviewing Cloud Surfing before its launch sitting halfway across the world in India, hints at Tom’s having already made a round trip to the future. Everything in the future is about connections – Machine-Machine + People-Machine + People-People – that will reach from 5 billion today to a staggering 100 billion in 2020. This is likened to the number of neurons in the human brain. Whether or not this means that the world will become intelligent, one thing is certain – our past cannot inform the future of work, life and play.
Tom is a natural at storytelling and you run into pleasant sprinklings of anecdotes that stay with you throughout the book. Each chapter of Cloud Surfing is a revelation; the more I read the more curious I became. Parts of it are science fiction at its best, only it may not turn out to be fiction.
Only one question remains unanswered – “What if it rains?”.
Download excerpt of Cloud Surfing