Rana Foroohar is global business columnist and associate editor for the Financial Times. She is also CNN's global economic analyst. Previously, Foroohar was the assistant managing editor in charge of business and economics at Time, as well as the magazine's economic columnist. She also spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. In 2019 she was awarded the 'Best in Business' prize for top commentary writing on tech and policy, by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the East-West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
A masterful critique of the tech giants that now dominate our world . . . The great thing about her book is that it breaks the mesmerising spell that the tech giants seem to have cast upon governments, mass media and users everywhere -- John Naughton * Observer, 'Book of the Week' * Frightening . . . a readable and well-marshalled indictment of the sins of these new corporate empires. -- James Marriott * The Times * Powerful -- Best Business Books of the Year * Sunday Times * An insightful and powerfully argued investigation into the murky world of 'Big Tech' and its impact on our lives. * Daily Mail * Rana Foroohar is a savvy and wise commentator and a keen observer of the global economy. This book goes beyond the economic problems and examines the broader implications for society of the untrammeled and under regulated Silicon Valley companies. She demonstrates that while the creed 'don't be evil' may have initially inspired the Silicon Valley giants, its principle has long been left behind -- Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics We are most fortunate to have Foroohar's laser vision and trenchant business analysis turned on the tech giants and the gluttonous anti-democratic surveillance capitalism that is their most far-reaching innovation. A crucial contribution to the growing debate. -- Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism and Professor Emerita, Harvard Business School Rana Foroohar's urgent message: 'Yes, we really are living in the Matrix,' and it's time to rise up and resist our algorithmic overlords. This book shows us how. -- Cathy O'Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction and CEO of ORCAA