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MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor’s “The Mobile Wave” Examines the Implications of Mobile Technology
By Carol Ross Joynt
Michael Saylor is a full-blown local legend. As chairman and CEO of MicroStrategy, a McLean-based high-tech firm that specializes in mining data from their databases for businesses and other organizations, he’s ridden the wave of the Internet revolution. His important clients reportedly include Facebook. He has a reputation as an extravagant playboy, but with his first book, The Mobile Wave, one can’t help but feel the glamour is a cover for a deeply serious man with deeply serious thoughts. In fact, he calls himself a “science historian,” a self-view backed up with degrees from MIT: one in aeronautic and astronautic engineering, the other in science, technology, and society. Once upon a time he wanted to be a fighter pilot.
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Michael Saylor, Jim Kimsey, Al Monaco, Huizenga: D.C.
By Stephanie Green
Sporting a new beard, MicroStrategy Inc.’s chief executive and chairman, Michael Saylor, was the guest of honor last night at a party to celebrate his new book, “The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything.”
“I just wanted a change,” Saylor said as he mingled with America Online Inc. (AOL) (AOL) founder Jim Kimsey and Stephen X. Graham, president of CrossHill Financial Group Inc., at the Georgetown home of Pine Creek Partners LLC managing partner Rick Rickertsen.
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Michael Saylor: MicroStrategy's boy king grows up
By David A. Kaplan
There's unfiltered, there's unvarnished, and then there's Mike Saylor.
He's the 47-year-old archetype of dotcom-era lunacy and the CEO of MicroStrategy (MSTR), a midsize business-intelligence software company based in the suburbs outside Washington, D.C. At lunch we've been discussing his company's record revenues, his fascination with Facebook (FB), his personal comeback, his new book, and the ignominy of being a Trivial Pursuit punch line -- at least when he's not scowling at the waiter about the cold fish and chips.
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Review: IPads, smartphones in world-changing
By Jeanne Destro, Special for USA TODAY
"If you're not ready to ride it, you'll be swept away by a tsunami of change that will fundamentally alter the world.
That's the theme of The Mobile Wave by software entrepreneur Michael Saylor. The book explores how mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads will change jobs, healthcare, banking, politics, law enforcement, and much more...Readers may take issue with some of Saylor's views on the benefits of mobile technology, but the visionary picture he paints of the future is captivating, informative, and thought-provoking."
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Smart Phone Zone, MicroStrategy founder
Interview by FOX 5's Lauren DeMarco
"We are in the midst of an information revolution and mobile technology could bring about the most dramatic changes. That is according to a new book by Michael Saylor. Saylor the founder of MicroStrategy and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the technology field. He recently sat down with FOX 5's Lauren DeMarco to talk about trends he foresees."
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The Impact of the Mobile Wave: A Spotlight Q&A with Michael Saylor of MicroStrategy
by Ron Powell
"Powell: For readers of The Mobile Wave, what is the most surprising thing they will learn?
Michael Saylor: "Well, I think the most surprising thing is that half of the products and services that we've taken for granted - the electromechanical devices we hold in our hand, the things that we read, the way that we learn, the way we buy things, and solve things, and pay for things - half of them are dematerializing into software that's going to run either on a smartphone in your pocket or on a tablet computer that you hold in your hand. …By the time the mobile wave sweeps through all of our lives, half the things that we take for granted in our life are simply going to disappear. I think that is going to be the epiphany."
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In the tradition of international bestsellers Future Shock and Megatrends, Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, brings The Mobile Wave, a groundbreaking analysis of the impact of mobile intelligence–the fifth wave of computer technology.
The Mobile Wave argues that the changes brought by mobile computing are so big and widespread that it's impossible for us to see it all, even though we are all immersed in it. Saylor explains that the current generation of mobile smartphones and tablet computers has set the stage to become the universal computing platform for the world. In the hands of billions of people and accessible anywhere and anytime, mobile computers are poised to become an appendage of the human being and an essential tool for modern life.
With the perspective of a historian, the precision of a technologist, and the pragmatism of a CEO, Saylor provides a panoramic view of the future mobile world. He describes how:
- A Harvard education will be available to anyone with the touch of a screen.
- Cash will become virtual software and crime proof.
- Cars, homes, fruit, art, and more will be "tagged" so they can tell you about themselves.
- Buying an item will be as easy as pointing our mobile device to scan and pay.
- Land and capital will become more of a liability than an asset.
- Social mobile media will push all businesses to think and act like software companies.
- Employment will shift as more service-oriented jobs are automated by mobile software.
Products, businesses, industries, economies, and society will be altered forever as the mobile wave washes over us and changes the landscape. With so much change, The Mobile Wave is a guidebook for individuals, business leaders, and public figures who must navigate the new terrain as mobile intelligence changes everything.
About the Author
Michael Saylor is a best-selling author, and the chairman and CEO of the publicly traded company MicroStrategy. With degrees from MIT in Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering as well as Science, Technology, and Society, he is a science historian, and a formidable intellectual whom Slate called "mesmerizing." He is not just a high-tech entrepreneur, but also a serious scholar whose success in business stems from his obsession since college–and really since childhood–with understanding what Thomas Kuhn calls the "structure of scientific revolutions." He has appeared on 60 Minutes and Charlie Rose, and has been profiled in Newsweek, Time, Slate, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a leading provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence (BI), mobile intelligence, and social intelligence applications. MicroStrategy's BI platform enables organizations to analyze vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. MicroStrategy's mobile intelligence platform helps companies and organizations assemble mobile apps with embedded intelligence, transaction capability, and multimedia content. MicroStrategy's social intelligence applications help enterprises harness the power of social networks for marketing and e-commerce. MicroStrategy offers all of its enterprise technologies through its cloud platform.
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