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 digital native, then a digital confidant. He has a confidence in the benefits of ...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
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 ...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 ...more
Very few main points, supported with tons of anecdotes. A good reading strategy would be to read wherever you see very few words beginning with capital letters, because then you'd know there aren't any company names and anecdotes involved.
The chapter on government really, really impacted my thoughts, and that is why I'm giving it 3 stars. Apart from that, the book was extremely repetitive and anecdotal rather than insight-dense and lo ...more
In 'The Long Tail', Chris Anderson pointed out internet are now the market of an infinite shelf that products demand are never ending in every niche pool. Therefore, amateur and expert talents are now connected in every corner of the world.
In this book, author interpret ...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 En ...more
[I am selling my copy of this in case anyone is interested. Although my review is not much of a seller, if you still want to check out Wikinomics, message ...more
I like how he explains the sharing economy and what the stakes are. The example from Goldcorp and Linux are great. He does an excellent job of focusing on the message through all of his examples.
His reasons for why people participate are intriguing and hopeful.
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 ope ...more
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 li ...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 Economychanged thinking arou ...more