Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

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Penguin, Apr 17, 2008 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration.

Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises.

This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.

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User Review  - thebradking - LibraryThing

I'd been looking forward to reading this but compared to other books in this genre, it's largely a rehash -- and not even a very good one. Groundswell, for one, pulls this type of writing off better. Read full review

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User Review  - CarloA - LibraryThing

Interesting in some parts, with some new ideas. Unfortunately it lacked some thorough editing to remove several repetitions of some concepts that get reinstated time and time again.Could be a good ... Read full review


Title Page
IDEAGORAS Marketplaces for Ideas Innovations and Uniquely Qualified
THE NEW ALEXANDRIANS Sharing for Science andtheScience ofSharing 7 PLATFORMS FOR PARTICIPATION All the World IsaStage andYo...
Making Things 9 THE WIKI
COLLABORATIVE MINDS The Power of Thinking Differently
ENTERPRISE 2 0Harnessing thePower of Wikinomics Acknowledgements NOTES

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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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