Welcome to AndrewMcAfee.org

I’m Andrew McAfee, a researcher, writer, and teacher about technological progress and its effects. I’m a cofounder of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, which is part of the MIT Sloan School of Management

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The Second Machine Age

Erik Brynjolfsson and I published this book with WW Norton in January of 2014. Its subtitle,    “Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies,” tells what it’s about. It’s made the bestseller lists at The New York Times, Amazon, The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post,  and others.

Online Writing

I’ve been maintaining my blog on this site since March of 2006. I also blog for Harvard Business Review, as a LinkedIn Influencer, and a Wall Street Journal expert.  I use Twitter for shorter updates and to point to interesting content I come across. Please feel free to follow any and all.

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Erik Brynjolfsson and I cofounded this initiative, which focuses on how digital technologies are changing businesses, economies, and societies around the world. The IDE has four ‘pillars:’ workforce issues, business model transformation, networks, and data. In addition to me and Erik, Sandy Pentland and Sinan Aral are MIT faculty closely involved with this initiative.

Earlier Books

I coauthored and self-published the short ebook Race Against the Machine with Erik in October 2011. My book Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for your Organization’s Toughest Challenges was published in late 2009 by Harvard Business Publishing.

Contact and Speaking Information

You can find me at amcafee at mit dot edu. If you’re interested in having me speak at an event, please contact Joan Powell of Leading Thoughts at jpowell@leadingthoughts.com or 800.682.1917.



A statement of my research interests


Biographical and contact information.

25th Aug 09.

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