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Everything you need to know about the digital revolution and how it affects your life.
Your essential guide to the biggest revolution of the past century.
David Fagan was at the forefront of this revolution as he helped take one of Australia’s largest media organisations from print to digital. In Wake Up, he explores the challenges and opportunities of the digital age from his position on the front line. He chronicles the rise of social media, online shopping, the Uber and Airbnb phenomena and the upending of traditional industries.
Fagan observes the big emerging trends and examines the technologies leading this change, as the arrival of robots and artificial intelligence affects the way we live, work and play. If you haven’t been paying attention, now is the time to wake up.
About the Author
David Fagan has lived and breathed the digital revolution for almost two decades - first as one of Australia’s most senior newspaper editors, and now as an executive charged with helping drive digital change at one of Australia’s biggest universities. He’s sat in a room with Rupert Murdoch studying how technology was upending journalism and the rivers of gold that have been the mainstay of newspapers. As editor-in-chief, he’s designed and driven one of the biggest online news sites in the country.
Now, as director of Corporate Transition at Queensland University of Technology, he uses his breadth of experience to run the Real World Futures program, which is dedicated to exploring and explaining how digital disruption is changing how we think, work and live. The Brisbane-based father-of-three is also a convert, of course, to Uber, Airbnb, social media, online shopping and drone racing.
This explains a lot of what has happened with technology over the past decade with many personal experiences from the author but with a big focus on what it means for people. It's not gloomy but raises some serious questions about what this means for our lives. There are some humorous parts but lots and lots of detail related simply.
Gold Coast, Australia
'David Fagan has nailed it. He has written an engaging book about the digital revolution without fear of the future, or favour for any technology.'George Megalogenis, political commentator, author, journalist
'An entertaining and perceptive insight into the challenges and opportunities of our changing digital world - an important call to action for us all.'David Thodey, Chair of CSIRO and former CEO of Telstra
'Get ready to roll with the punches as Fagan details the rise and fall of those who refused to adapt.' Laura Jayes, political reporter at Sky News
ISBN: 9780702259869 ISBN-10: 0702259861 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 240 Published: 16th October 2017 Publisher: University of Queensland Press Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.24