Authors Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams have written an intriguing, necessary and, in some ways, groundbreaking book, In Wikinomics The authors examine the possibilities of mass collaboration, open-source software and evolutionary business practices. They integrate examples from the arts ("mashups"), scholarship (Wikipedia) and even heavy industry (gold mining) to argue that new forces are reshaping human societies. Some of their examples will be familiar, but others will surprise and educate you. The result is that the book reads at times like a guidebook, at times like a manifesto and at times like a cheer leading effort for the world the authors desire. It reads, in short, like the Wikipedia they so admire: a valuable, exciting experiment .
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sounds like a Baha'i kind of book. -gw