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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    on the grid

    The world has increasingly become a much smaller place. The internet and information age has merged the whole world onto one plane as Friedman writes about as he describes in living in a “flat world”.
    Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams delve into this question of an open source world in their book. What is interesting about reading this work that was published in 2006, how the issues identified have only magnified.
    I also find it striking that within that short period My Space was the social media boom and now Facebook dominates, which some predict has a valuation of 100 billion dollars.
    This book weaves concepts that will enable the reader to better understand the importance of collaboration in the new global information based society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2011

    Informative, but difficult to read

    For my book posting I read Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams. This book was challenging for me to read because it is not my normal type of book and the writing style of the author makes it difficult to sit down and read a lot of it at once, but I did find it very informative. This book came out in 2006 right around the time where we were starting to expand our world into more of a virtual era, and Wikinomics talks about how to be a successful business in this era you need to start expanding in a different way, or else you are going to end up with the same business as someone else and eventually fail. By advancing and doing these new innovative things within a business, you have a better chance of success. I am an up and coming teacher, and can apply this to education because some schools are cutting out Friday classes and moving towards online instruction. Already in college, I have had multiple online classes, so I have experienced this first-hand. The web is moving from just something you can view to something with collaboration and where you can talk to other people.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

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    The future of economics

    That the nature of work, collaboration, and other economic activities is changing very rapidly these days is indisputable. However, it is not immediately clear to everyone what are the forces that are driving this change and what sorts of effects it may have. This book tries to answer these and many other questions in the realm of how the latest advances in various information tools are enabling the radical shift in collaborative production. It is a very readable book aimed at the general audience. The fact that it doesn't delve too deeply into the technical details (like the "Long Tail, The, Revised and Updated Edition: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More") may be a plus, as this way it may be more suitable to appeal to the wider readership base. Overall, it is an interesting read if you are not familiar with the general trends in open and collaborative economy.

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