Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy

August 9, 2019 - Comment

Authored by 3 Product Managers at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, Swipe to Unlock is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. It is a must-read for anyone pursuing product management, design, marketing, consulting or business strategy roles in the tech industry. ***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to include over 40 pages

Authored by 3 Product Managers at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, Swipe to Unlock is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. It is a must-read for anyone pursuing product management, design, marketing, consulting or business strategy roles in the tech industry.

***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to include over 40 pages of new content to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.*** We highly recommend buying our book directly from Amazon rather than a third-party seller as it’s the only way to ensure you get the latest version.

This #1 Amazon Business Bestseller won a medal from the North American Book Awards and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Business Insider. Swipe to Unlock was touted as “our generation’s Rosetta Stone for enabling anyone to peer into the technology changing everyday life” by Jeremy Schifeling.
How does Spotify determine what songs to recommend to you? How did KaiOS become the third largest mobile operating system in just two years since launching? Why does Amazon offer free shipping with Prime if it loses them money? How did a single typo take down 20% of the internet? Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn?By answering real-world questions like this, Swipe to Unlock gives you a peek under the hood of the technology you use every day, decodes tech’s biggest buzzwords, and shows you how technology is changing the society we live in for better or for worse.

Topics Covered: Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Technology Policy, Emerging Markets, Future Trends, and much more!

Featured Companies: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Uber, WeChat, Yelp, Tinder, Washington Post, Grab, Toyota, GoJek, Samsung, Salesforce, M-Pesa, Quora, KaiOS, Twitter, Tesla, ByteDance, Airbnb, Robinhood, Adobe, Alibaba, Netflix, Paytm, Target, and many more!

Unlock the answers you need to ace your tech interviews or become a better-educated digital citizen. Buy Swipe to Unlock today to understand why it’s a Top Gifted Book of 2018!

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Anonymous says:

A Must-Read for All Those Interested in Breaking into the Tech World I am a PM at Quora and discovered Swipe to Unlock through our company book club. One of our leads nominated it as our read of the month. Our books are usually more of stories (e.g. Bad Blood) rather than case studies, so I was a bit reluctant reading “a primer” given that I have been working in tech for almost 8 years now. I have to hand it to the authors though, they did a phenomenal job incorporating vivid storytelling into the book!Each chapter of the book is full of key insights…

Anonymous says:

Great explanations of tech concepts I have adopted this book for the Tech Law course that I teach at Oklahoma State University as a supplement to my book – The Legal Guide to Social Media. Students today will be working with technology regardless of their chosen career. This book provides an excellent base for understanding how technology works. While my course focuses on the legal aspects, this book fills in the gaps in students’ knowledge. By understanding the “how” of technology, the risks and concerns of using technology (and…

Anonymous says:

Swipe to Unlock: An Essential for a PM Interview Whenever I asked my PM friends how to prep for product management interviews, I kept hearing the same three things: read Decode and Conquer, read Swipe to Unlock, and do mock interviews. I had already read Decode and Conquer and had been doing mocks, but hadn’t heard of Swipe to Unlock until I started talking to people in the industry.Although this book isn’t branded as a PM interview book, in my opinion, it was MUCH more insightful than Cracking the PM Interview. I found Cracking…

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