Andrew McAfee

Andrew McAfee is the co-founder and co-director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy and a principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies how computer technologies are changing business, the economy, and society. His latest book, Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future, was published in June 2017 and was co-authored by Erik Brynjolfsson. The book offers an executive’s guide to succeeding during this turbulent era when technologies are hurtling forward at such a startling pace. He also co-authored a 2014 book with Brynjolfsson, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies,on these topics. It has won several prestigious awards and has been both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal top ten bestseller. Mr. McAfee writes popular blogs, academic papers, and articles for publications including Harvard Business ReviewThe EconomistThe Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has talked about his work on CNN and 60 Minutes, at the World Economic Forum, TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival, with Tom Friedman, Charlie Rose, and Fareed Zakaria. Mr. McAfee was educated at Harvard and MIT.