We have witnessed and been a part of the dramatic changes that are coming at us through the widespread adoption
of internet connectivity. This book is a "must read" for anyone who wants to prepare themselves ad their organization
for the time ahead when "going global" is as simple as using your personal computer, cell phone, or internet appliance.
Read this book and plug into the nonstop global economy of billion-selling products and trillion-dollar markets
The Web 3.0 world of “pandemic economics” is a new economy that functions outside the traditional laws
of commerce, free from today's impediments to business growth, and in a world where every person is connected to each other.
Jump Point is the powerful guide that will help you to challenge old assumptions, rethink your business models, and
take advantage of this fast-moving, unfettered, and fiercely competitive environment.
Silicon Valley guru Tom Hayes explores how the new economy will arrive at a single jump point by 2011, bringing
with it virulent market trends. Only those prepared for the new marketplace dynamics will be left standing amidst unfamiliar
players, shape-shifting consumers, and wealth-evaporating forces. This forward-thinking book examines
- The implications of collaborative behavior on the global market
- The human drive behind the “agency” impulse, which spawns social media communities, multiplayer online
games, and crowdsourcing sites
- How to act on and react to real-time external events
- The pitfalls of “response latency,” and why too much information can kill a company
- How to create a “virion,” or marketmaking product, by tapping the power of person-to-person viral
Don't get left holding yesterday's toolkit. Rethink your business in terms of the global network, and take it from
the jump point into exponential growth.
Critical Acclaim for Jump Point
“This is the Tipping Point for geeks.”-Guy Kawasaki
“Ignore this book at your peril. Tom Hayes has seen the future of business-and it is both scary and exhilarating.”-Michael
S. Malone, ABCNews.com
“Tom Hayes navigates the future with alacrity. you will learn about bemes, rumor laws, shopping gossip, astroturfing,
cruft, and attention theft-all fundamental sociological aspects of the evolving internet and all its offshoots. I read Jump
Point and had five new ideas for companies that entrepreneurs can pursue.”-Tim Draper, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
“Jump Point rewarded my attention! Tom Hayes writes with great clarity and insight about new consumers
and how new media and technology are changing our daily life habits…one of the best business books I have read this
year.”-Ted Leonsis, Vice Chairman Emeritus, AOL