Issue 127 - 01 | Data Capitalism: Counting and Communications Technologies and How They Have Altered the Structure and Management Of Business
By Steve Lohr Published March 18, 2015 8:00 a.m.

“Since the Industrial Revolution, new counting and communications technologies have altered the structure and management of business. … Yet the guiding metric of management for decades has remained the same: finance. With improvements in communications and computing, financial performance can be measured faster and in greater detail than before. But it is still a fairly blunt, crude measurement—counting money, one factor of production and output of the enterprise. It is still financial capitalism. But big data promises to usher in a new phase in the practice of management.”

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About Steve Lohr | Steve Lohr has covered technology, business, and economics for The New York Times for more than twenty years and writes for their Bits Blog. In 2013 he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. He was a foreign correspondent for a decade and served as an editor, and has written for national publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic, and the Washington Monthly. He is the author of Go To: The Story of the Math Majors, Bridge Players, Engineers, Chess Wizards, Maverick Scientists, and Iconoclasts—The Programmers Who Created the Software Revolution. His new book is Data-ism: The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else.



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