Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Today, encyclopedias, jetliners, operating systems, mutual funds, and many other items are being created by teams numbering in the thousands or even millions. While some leaders fear the hea...more
I first heard about Don Tapscott on CBC's Spark, where Nora Young interviewed him about the Net Generation and "digital natives." They also have an interview about MacroWikinomics, the sequel to Wikinomics, which I will be reading soon.
Tapscott intrigued me. According to Wikipedia, he was born in 1947. Yet he talks about the effects of technology on economy and business as if he were, if not exactly a digita...more
In Wikinomics, author and business consultant Don Tapscott (The Digital Economy) and Anthony Williams attempt to illustrate and define examples of companies and projects that have quickly risen or others that have re-energized their operations using the tools of group collaboratio...more
Comprandolo mi aspettavo, perciò, di leggere un saggio sul difficile connubio fra economia tradizionale (del profitto) ed "economia del dono".
Con mia sorpresa, iniziando la lettura ho scoperto però che questo volume parla di tutto fuorché di wikinomics.
La lettura (che non credo terminerò, a questo punto), si è rivelata un...more
Book title: WIKINOMICS. How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Author: Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
The book, “WIKINOMICS: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything”, is about how mass collaboration has changed how we do things in both our social life and in the corporate world. The book dwells mostly on how mass collaboration has affected the global economy. As I prepared to read the book, I believed that I knew that discussion of how collaboration impac...more
First of all, the book really does read like a sales pitch. This would be fine, I guess, except that it tries to present itself as a sober analysis of the world. Examples are used, but rarely (if ever), quantified in any meaningful way with broader statistical analyses.
The author seems to be taking some developments...more
One of the most obnoxious is that the authors think that collaboration either does not happen, or happens precious little, in "hierarchical" organizations. By this term "hierarchical" the authors are not exactly clear, but they generally mean those which have not adopted their "open" (wiki-based) structure. This is crazy. My wife works for HP, which has over 300,...more
I particularly enjoyed chapter 3: The Peer Pioneers, w...more
Di tengah semaraknya teknologi digital muncul suatu kecenderungan ekonomi baru yang bertumpu kepada kekuatan kolaborasi massal. Dengan menggunakan fasilitas interne...more
1.) Have you ever used Wikipedia?
2.) Do you own an iPhone (or other smartphone)?
3.) Have you ever heard of an API (bonus points if you know what the acronym stands for)?
4.) Do you understand the concept of open-source at a high level?
This is a fantastical journey that promises you that the Web 2.0 universe is the very best thing since sliced bread and it will tell you that over and over again by dint of high profile corporate examples.
Here there is little about the access and democracy quotient offered by these new platforms. Theres' very little about me and you. I...more
"Regardless of the industry you compete in, or whether your firm is large or small, internal capabilities and a handful of pre-web partnerships are not sufficient to meet the market’s expectations for growth and innovation. Winning companie...more
People are coming up with business models that are driven either b...more
Something rubbed me the wrong way that may or may not be a fair criticism, so I'm simply going to stick it off to one side, and not really call it a negative, though I guess I'd like to. Dunno why this bugged me so much, since I'm not typically a spelling or grammar Nazi, but, folks, it is Encyclopædi...more
The poor writing comes in the form of many sweeping generalisations that will change the world and repeat themselves often and the horribly cooked-up terminlogy ("Ideagoras"?).
The poor thinking is the more serious flaw: the authors show themselves lacking a detailed understanding of the topicsthey discuss (no, seriously, I don't think Amazon is Wal-Mart's biggest threat),...more
In addition to covering Wikipedia, Wikinomics devotes a good deal of chapter space t...more
There is a paragraph near the end of the book that I feel summarizes the points of the book pretty well:
"Engaging in collaborative communities means ceding some control, sharing responsibility, embracing transparency, managing conflict, and...more
In 2011 Don was named one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. He has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books including the 1992 best seller Paradigm Shift. His 1995 hit Digital Economyc...more