Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

by Patrick Schwerdtfeger


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Don’t ask, “Who’s gonna eat our lunch?”

Ask instead, “Who else’s lunch can we eat?”

Anarchy is coming. Decentralization is accelerating, and technology is facilitating the trend. Nobody trusts traditional institutions or authority figures anymore. Bitcoin, open source, Uber, social media, and the Arab Spring are all examples of anarchy in action. Tomorrow’s leaders need to understand these trends if they wish to thrive in a decentralized world.

Washington University estimates that 40% of Fortune 500 companies will no longer exist in ten years. That represents an enormous threat to existing corporations, but it’s an even bigger opportunity for those companies who are poised to take their place. When faced with disruptive innovation, most companies and their executives default to a defensive posture. That’s the wrong approach. Stay on offense and learn to thrive amidst anarchy!

About the Author:

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain. He's an award-winning author and full-time professional speaker, and has spoken at hundreds of conferences all around the world. Learn more at

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935953920
Publisher: Authority Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2018
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword (by Judy Robinett)


Enabling Anarchy

Section One: Data

Exponential Th inking

Innovation = ƒ(Capabilities)

Innovation Propagation

Th e Internet of Th ings (IoT)


Machine Learning

Section Two: AI

Technology = Leverage

Institutional Blindness

Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous Vehicles

Fleet Learning

The 2nd Wave

Business Opportunities

Stock Market Trading

Data-Driven Management


Section Three: Jobs

Job Displacement Model

Universal Basic Income

New Job Categories

Section Four: Blockchain

Blockchain Defined

Profit Potential

International Remittances

Digital Payments

Competing Cryptocurrencies

Digital Identity

Land Ownership

GDPR Regulatory Framework

Contracts & Legal Documents

Blockchain vs. Databases

Section Five: Anarchy

Decentralization & Anarchy

Decentralized Autonomous

Organizations (DAO)

Disruptive Innovation

Defense Versus Offense

Pricing Strategy

The MAYA Principle

Chaos Theory

Section Six: Demographics

Wealth Distribution







Asia Pacific

The Middle East


South America





Aligning Incentives

Surplus Capital

Think Bigger!

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