Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 28, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 448 pages
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In their bestseller Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams showed the world how mass collaboration was changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global marketplace.

This sequel shows that in more than a dozen fields—from finance to health care, science to education, the media to the environment—we have reached a historic turning point. Collaborative innovation is revolutionizing not only the way we work, but how we live, learn, create, govern, and care for one another. The wiki revolutions of the Arab Spring were only one example of how rebuilding civilization was not only possible but necessary.

With vivid examples from diverse sectors, Macrowikinomics is a handbook for people everywhere seeking a transformation of industry and institutions by embracing a new set of guiding principles, including openness and interdependence. Tapscott and Williams argue that this new communications medium, like the printing press before it, is enabling nothing less than the birth of a new civilization.
  

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Am halfway through right now and loving every bit of it. Wouldn't call it unutdownlable because it's a high-content book that we ought to take in slowly so that we can digest it properly. The sheer amount of knowledge and examples illustrated from across sectors makes the arguments very credible. It combines a lot of what I have read and observed earlier (most notably Starfish and the Spider and most recently Dumbing Us Down), and then takes it all forward to what will happen next.
What I felt was downplayed, probably to avoid controversy, was the sheer opposition to the values of openness, collaboration etc by the people at the top in all these sectors, and how savagely they keep on defending the status quo and the shady politics they descend into. It is necessary to know about this dark side in order to prevent the next generation from falling into the same lines of thinking. Notwithstanding this, the authors do stick to the main imperative throughout, that no matter what the obstructions, opening up is inevitable.
 

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Welcome to your new world, courtesy of the digital revolution. Sorry, but you won’t be able to skate by as a passive, disinterested observer. Figuratively, the Internet is forcing you to get involved. Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams focus on how the online community’s “mass collaboration” is changing political and civic institutions. In this follow-up to their bestseller "Wikinomics", the authors explain why technology and social media may hold the answers to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Written in a witty, sharp style, their book covers the Web 2.0 waterfront, describing how groups in industry, education, science, finance, medicine and government are creating value from “networked intelligence.” getAbstract recommends this cogent, all-encompassing guide to the digital future but warns readers of "Wikinomics" to brace themselves for some repetition. Start reading soon, because change is accelerating every second.
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Contents

A TURNING POINT IN HISTORY
A TIME FOR RENEWAL AND TRANSFORMATION NOT FOR TINKERING
CREATIVE FRICTION AT THE FRINGES OF NEW AND OLD
THE AGE OF NETWORKED INTELLIGENCE
PLANTING SEEDS
WHERE THINGS WENT WRONG
WHY NOT OPEN UP FINANCIAL MODELS?
RETHINKING VENTURE CAPITAL
GOVERNMENT BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE
WIKISTYLE COLLABORATION FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
PUBLIC SERVICES MEETS THE PROSUMER
BOOTSTRAPPING THE BUREAUCRACY
A CHALLENGE TO PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS
THE NEED FOR A NEW REGULATORY PARADIGM
LETTING THE ONLINE CROWD PLAY WATCHDOG
PARTICIPATORY URBANISM

THE NEW PEERTOPEER BANKERS
THE AGE OF COLLABORATIVE FINANCE
COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION MOVES TO THE NEXT LEVEL
PROSUMPTION DOWN TO THE PLANT FLOOR
HOW LINUX CONTINUES TO CONQUER THE WORLD
TAPPING THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE FOR IDEAS INNOVATIONS AND UNIQUELY QUALIFIED MINDS
SAVING THE PLANET
OPENING THE KIMONO ON CLIMATE CHANGE
TWENTY YEARS TO REINDUSTRIALIZE EVERYTHING
ITS UP TO US
THE OPENSOURCE GRID
RISE OF THE ENERGY PROSUMER
DENMARKS PATH TO RENEWABLE ENERGY
WHICH WILL THE WORLD CHOOSE?
THE CARAS AN OPEN PLATFORM
FASTTRACKING THE ELECTRIC CAR
GETTING FROM CRAZY IDEAS TO RADICAL BREAKTHROUGHS
SOCIAL COMMUTING
FOCUSING THE MIND ON THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
COLLABORATIVE KNOWLEDGE
TIME FOR REINVENTIONOR ATROPHY?
TOWARD UNIVERSITY 20
UNLEASHING A BOLD NEW PARADIGM OF COLLABORATIVE SCIENCE
COLLABORATIVE SCIENCE COMES OF AGE
OPENING UP THE NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE
SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING IN AN ERA OF MASS INVENTION
PATIENTS ARE PASSIVE RECIPIENTS OF HEALTH CARE
THE ADVENT OF COLLABORATIVE HEALTH CARE
ARE CITIZENS READY FOR COLLABORATIVE HEALTH CARE?
WILL VESTED INTERESTS KILL COLLABORATIVE HEALTH CARE?
THE RISE OF PARTICIPATORY NEWS AND CULTURE
THE NEWSPAPER IS DEAD LONG LIVE THE NEWSPAPER
THE DARK SIDE
NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR NEWSPAPERS
WIKINOMICS AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
EVERYWHERE INTERNET AUDIO
MUSICIANS CHOOSE MASS COLLABORATION
MUSICAL PROSUMERS
NETTWERK RECORDS SHOWS THE WAY FORWARD
TIPPING THE BALANCE OF COPYRIGHT LAW
FILM 20
TELEVISION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
THE RISE AND FALL OF INDUSTRIAL AGE GOVERNMENT
SELFORGANIZED CITIZENS SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON CORPORATIONS
PLATFORMS FOR PARTICIPATORY REGULATION
MAKING IT HAPPEN
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE FROM THE GROUND UP
THE PROJECT TO REDESIGN THE WORLD
NEW MODELS OF COOPERATION FROM THE BOTTOM UP
DEMOCRACY BEYOND BORDERS
TOWARD NETWORKED PROBLEM SOLVING
FREEDOM AND ITS ENEMIES
A NEW NARRATIVE ON IRAN
A NEW BOTTOMUP DIALOGUE BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND THE WEST
A CAUTIONARY TALE
AWAKENING FREEDOMS ALLIES
1 DONTJUST CREATE CURATE A CONTEXT FOR PEOPLE TO SELFORGANIZE
2 RETHINK THE COMMONS
3 LET GO
4 FIND AND STRENGTHEN THE VANGUARD
5 CREATE A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION
6 EMPOWER THE NET GENERATION
THE NEW AGE OF NETWORKED INTELLIGENCE CALLS FOR A NEW KIND OF LEADER
THE DARK SIDE OF MACROWIKINOMICS?
LEADERSHIP FOR TRANSFORMATION
CORE RESEARCH TEAM
NGENERA COLLEAGUES
Rebooting the World
Five Principles for the Age of Networked Intelligence
Opening Up the Financial Services Industry
Bootstrapping Innovation and Wealth Creation
Reversing the Tide of Disruptive Climate Change
Wikinomics Meets the Green Energy Economy
The Transportation Revolution
Rethinking the University
Science 20
Collaborative Health Care
The Demise of the Newspaper and the Rise of the New News
Inside the Future of Music
The Future of Television and Film
Creating Public Value
The Rise of the Citizen Regulator
Solving Global Problems
Fighting for Justice
Ground Rules for Reinvention
Leadership for a Changing World
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About the author (2010)

Don Tapscott and David Ticoll co-founded the business research and consulting firm Digital 4Sight in 1994. They have written for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail and Forbes and appeared on national broadcast media around the world. Both live in Toronto.

Don Tapscott and David Ticoll co-founded the business research and consulting firm Digital 4Sight in 1994. They have written for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail and Forbes and appeared on national broadcast media around the world. Both live in Toronto.

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