Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Wikinomics How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything Wikinomics How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

  • Title: Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
  • Author: Don Tapscott Anthony D. Williams
  • ISBN: 9781591841937
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wikinomics How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

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    1. Before I begin my thoughts on this book, I should announce that I am openly hostile to several of the notions mentioned in the book, and therefore went into it with a skeptical mind. The book did little to allay my skepticism. 'Wikinomics' is a giddy, fanboy account of the 'new' economy of collaboration generated by 'Web 2.0.' However, rather than provide analysis and examination of the strengths, weaknesses, and variety of this brave new world it is instead 300 pages of anecdotal evidence used [...]

    2. Full disclosure: I received this book for free, though it was on my to-read list already.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 , 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, [...]

    3. Found this to be an excellent book, very well written (enjoyed the humor), full of insights to enlighten This Reader on how the world is continually evolving and how companies that "need" to remain in control of their goods/services need to shift their mindset into a more user-friendly, open source, "peer production" collaboration in order to survive. No longer are consumers content to sit on the sidelines while big business--obsessed with control--or the media pitch "instructions" to the masses [...]

    4. This is another one of those books that criticizes every old business practice of the past and hails everything young and new. To me, it actually reeks of socialism. While I understand author Don Tapscot’s need to prove his point by including numerous positive examples, the critical reader can not take his argument hook-line-and-sinker because he never recognizes the obvious -- that past business practices have enabled what we are seeing today. He also makes the book at least 100 pages longer [...]

    5. There’s been lots of talk about crowd-sourcing in recent years, spurred by both the widespread use of the internet as a collaboration tool as well as specific destination sites like the top-of-mind and others.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 collaboration to ex [...]

    6. The book began with far too many grandiose and sometimes ridiculous statements about "collaboration" and "openness" or "open systems." 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, [...]

    7. Il termine "wikinomics" (wikinomia"), che indica l'attività economica basata sul concetto di Wiki (cooperazione di massa e gratuità) è stato coniato da questo libro, del 2006. Comprandolo mi aspettavo, perciò, di leggere un saggio sul difficile connubio fra economia tradizionale (del profitto) ed "economia del dono". Con mia sorpresa, iniziando la lettura ho scoperto però che questo volume parla di tutto fuorché di wikinomics.La lettura (che non credo terminerò, a questo punto), si è riv [...]

    8. Assignment Module-6: Book Chat.Book title: WIKINOMICS. How Mass Collaboration Changes EverythingAuthor: 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 how collaboration i [...]

    9. I'm reading this book during 2017. And I believe that mass collaboration is what we so called Crowd Sourcing at this moment is becoming so pervasive in many platforms. (Kickstarter, Freelancer, Fiverr, Tongal)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 interpreted the Web 2.0 are n [...]

    10. The full title of this book by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams is Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, and it sets out to describe pretty much that --how the Internet and other information technology are creating new business models that capitalize on collaboration, sharing, the wisdom of crowds (so to speak) and distributed work. It's a fascinating topic that anyone who has ventured onto the Internet can see is huge, yet the authors of this particular work seem so caught up [...]

    11. Not really much positive to say about this one, other than the authors picked an interesting subject, were able to stick a few interesting examples in, and, umm, guess that's about it on the upside.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 Encyclopæd [...]

    12. Пока пробиралась через всю эту книгу, постоянно думала: "И для кого она написана?". ИТ-менеджерам? Вряд ли, все слишком очевидно, автор кропотливо перечисляет и Google, Youtube, MySpace, , рассказывает как будто детям, что такое Линукс, и кто его создал. Простые истины. Похоже, что книга на [...]

    13. This is a really powerful book in terms of what it reveals about people's preferred method of communicating and learning. The wall or wiki format is far more intuitive and powerful than the forum format.

    14. Not the "Blink" or "Freakonomics" I was expecting/hoping for. A few examples did stick in my head, but overall, the only word I can use to describe this book is Thick. Perhaps a good read for a business nerd, but not for fun reading.

    15. Many good examples and explanations on how today's economy works. Sometimes there are too many details, which make reading it a bit boring, but on the other hand, it's a good source of inspiration and how-to approaches.

    16. Interesting book. Remarkable that the book was written in 2006, has proven to be mostly accurate. Still felt they were a bit too bullish on the whole wikinomics idea.

    17. La Wikinomics, ovvero l’era del C.A.C.In questi ultimi anni i tradizionali sistemi di collaborazione tra la gente, come ad esempio le riunioni, le conferenze, i congressi, sono stati superati e sostituiti da sistemi collaborativi che agiscono su scala planetaria. Sono nate enciclopedie elettroniche, sofisticati sistemi operativi, fondi comuni e molti altre cose del genere creati da migliaia, se non milioni di persone. Non a caso molti politici che detengono il potere temono la crescita di ques [...]

    18. There’s been lots of talk about crowd-sourcing in recent years, spurred by both the widespread use of the internet as a collaboration tool as well as specific destination sites like the top-of-mind and others.

    19. O livro é um pouco datado principalmente porque foi escrito antes da crise de 2008, se fosse escrito hoje não seria um livro tão otimista. Tirando isso é uma boa leitura sim, traz vários insights.

    20. This book intends to show how new collaborative technologies are changing the way things work in business. It stresses the point that people and corporations need to adapt or be left behind. It speaks about things like the Open Source movement and how Web 2.0 requires some new perspectives on business and success. It contrasts archaic ways of doing business with the new "open" ways that are powering current developments in the market. It covers many case studies about businesses that have shown [...]

    21. Las lecturas de Manuel Castells sobre la sociedad de la Información me dieron un sentido amplio de la "sociedad red" ubicua de negocios, sociedad, cultura y politica. Wikinomics es un mapa completo de cómo se está configurando la economía de las empresas, sus negocios y la innovación sobre esta cultura de colaboración redes globales de iguales y prosumidores. En sí mismo esun curso y una inmersión a esta realidade de la "wikimanía",que se recomienda estudiar conectado a la red para revi [...]

    22. Mungkin sudah tidak asing lagi jika kita mendengar istilah : Linux, Open Source project, Human Genome project, , Facebook, Blog, Instant Messege, Flickr. Apa kesamaan dari nama-nama diatas? Semua produk ataupun aktifitas tersebut merupakan hasil dari kolaborasi banyak pihak ataupun melibatkan banyak pihak dalam penggunaannya.Di tengah semaraknya teknologi digital muncul suatu kecenderungan ekonomi baru yang bertumpu kepada kekuatan kolaborasi massal. Dengan menggunakan fasilitas internet yang se [...]

    23. Incredibly forward thinking. I can't believe this book was written in 2006. 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.

    24. If you feel as though you may be out of the loop when people start discussing You Tube, blogging, tags, or other “i/e –concepts” do yourself a favor and take a look at Wikinomics. The one criticism I have of the work is that it could perhaps use a bit of editing to shorten it up. But, it covers and discusses many current web innovations and applications. The main point of Wikinomics however is not just a love fest for technology. Rather, Don Tapscott examines how people (both as employees [...]

    25. If you came of age during the internet revolution (i.e. born after the mid 1980's) then this book likely isn't worth reading. However, regardless of when you were born, answering these five questions could help you decide if you wanted to read this book or not:1.) Have you ever used ?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 open-source at a high level?5.) Do you kno [...]

    26. If you have any familiarity with Web2.0 platforms maybe you should write your own book so that the hyperbole packaged by Dan Tapscott is bought back down to earth.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 little about me and you. I [...]

    27. “The monolithic, self-contained, inwardly focused corporation is dying" -- is the gist of this enjoyable book. However, it's not just all about the old-guard's eschaton; /Wikinomics/ is primarily about the new type of corporation taking over the world. To wit:"Regardless of the industry you compete in, or whether your firm is large or small, internal capabilities and a handful of pre-web partnerships are not sufficient to meet the market’s expectations for growth and innovation. Winning comp [...]

    28. If you think "The Long Tail" and "The World Is Flat" explain the upheavals we are experiencing in marketing and communications, Wikinomics (by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams) comes across as a breathless tale of the collaborative spirit in this so-called Web 2.0 world.They explain Wikinomics as a way of 'opening up the kimona, to build trust.' To prove the power of collaboration, the authors created a bare-bones framework on a (what else?) Wiki for one chapter of the book, with some questions [...]

    29. An interesting book that I got the idea to read from a 2008 article in Armed Forces Journal called "Read Different" (see it at armedforcesjournal/200). This is the second book from the list I've read; the first was "The Black Swan," by N. N. Taleb. Next will be "The Starfish and the Spider." This book boils down to essentially "two (or more) heads are better than one." Most of the way through the book I was left thinking, "OK, this is interesting for businesspeople, but what does it have that is [...]

    30. Upon starting the book, I probably would have given it a four star rating. It was thought provoking, and I devoured the first hundred or so pages. After that, things started to drag.First of all, the book really does read like a sales pitch. This would be fine, I guess, except that it tries to present itself as a sober analysis of the world. Examples are used, but rarely (if ever), quantified in any meaningful way with broader statistical analyses. The author seems to be taking some developments [...]

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