The expanded paperback edition of the New York Times Best Seller and Wall Street Journal #1 Business Book is now available!



In The Third Wave Steve Case takes us behind the scenes to some of the most consequential and riveting business decisions of our time, and predicts that we’re at the dawn of the next technological revolution unlike anything we’ve seen before—the Third Wave of the internet— that will transform the economy and the way we live our lives.



One of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives, best-known as co-founder of America Online and CEO of Revolution LLC, Steve Case has a passion for building startups that can change the world.

  • “In the Third Wave, Steve Case has drafted a compelling roadmap for the future – one that can help us make sense of the technological changes reshaping our economy and the world. A fascinating read.”

    Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.Org
  • “The Third Wave is essential reading for leaders in business and government, as well as for anybody trying to make sense of our rapidly changing world. I’ve worked with Steve for two decades, and I've always been impressed with his intellect and captivated by his insights. If you read this book, you will be, too.”

    General Colin Powell Former Secretary of State (and former AOL board member)
  • “Steve Case made history when he created America Online and introduced the Internet to the world. Steve's startup story is captivating, and chock full of important insights and lessons. But this is not a book about the past, its a bold and compelling vision for what’s coming next. The Third Wave is required reading for every entrepreneur.”

    Brad Feld Co-founder, TechStars and Foundry Group, author of Startup Life
  • "We are at the beginning of the next industrial revolution where the combination of software and industrial machines is building the foundation for a new wave of innovation. With clarity and passion, Steve provides a manifesto for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship. It's a must read from a visionary leader for entrepreneurs, corporate executives and anyone trying to succeed during the Third Wave."

    Jeff Immelt Chairman and CEO, GE
  • “A true visionary, Steve Case understood years ago the tectonic shifts that were to occur in society, fueled by technology and acted with purpose and passion. Case’s book, The Third Wave, clarifies for leaders the decisions necessary to thrive in a future increasingly disrupted by accelerating knowledge-creation and sharing.”

    Alvin and Heidi Toffler Authors of the original ‘The Third Wave’
  • "The Third Wave is an indispensable book for understanding the history of the Internet and preparing for what's next. Entrepreneurs looking to build truly transformational businesses should listen closely to Steve Case's insightful advice."

    Brian Chesky Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb
  • “An extraordinarily frank and incisive book from an extraordinary business leader. All budding entrepreneurs, and all who care about the future, should read The Third Wave and heed the lessons as well as the insights.”

    David Rubenstein Co-Founder of the Carlyle Group
  • “I've been waiting to read Steve's story and I wasn't disappointed. His business career is straight out of Horatio Alger and carries important lessons for all entrepreneurs.”

    Warren Buffett CEO, Berkshire Hathaway


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