Publisher: Random House Business (UK); Simon & Schuster (US)
No Filter tells the story of the rise of Instagram and how, in just a decade, it became the immense social and cultural influence it is today. Sarah Frier brings us behind-the-scenes access to the app’s co-founders and some of its biggest influencers. From its humble beginnings as ‘Burbn’, to being bought by Facebook for $715 million - a deal arranged over just one weekend at a barbeque in Mark Zuckerberg’s back garden - disputes and successes are laid bare.
No Filter investigates the role Instagram has played in shaping global business, with its modern ‘influencer’ economy and business model that sells an aspirational lifestyle to its users. Frier looks at the impact the app has had on popular culture and how it has warped our understanding of celebrity, putting pressure on its users to perform online. Buying Instagram was the most successful investment Facebook ever made. But, as Frier explains, we’re still learning about what it has cost the rest of us.
Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism
by Anne Case & Angus Deaton
Princeton University Press (UK) & (US)
No Filter: The inside story of how Instagram transformed business, celebrity and our culture
by Sarah Frier
Random House Business (UK); Simon & Schuster (US)
No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
by Reed Hastings & Erin Meyer
WH Allen, Penguin Random House (UK); Penguin Press (US)
Reimagining Capitalism: How Business Can Save the World
by Rebecca Henderson
Penguin Business, Penguin Random House (UK); PublicAffairs (US)
If Then: How one Data Company Invented the Future
by Jill Lepore
John Murray Press (UK); W.W. Norton (US)
A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond
by Daniel Susskind
Allen Lane (UK); Metropolitan Books (US)
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London Business School
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McKinsey & Company
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