Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

By Don Tapscott and Anthony D Williams

With vivid and engaging examples based on five years of unprecedented research, this text explains the deep changes in technology, demographics, and business that will allow people to participate in the economy like never before.


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Book Information

Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 01/01/2007
Pages: 324
ISBN-13: 9781591841388
ISBN-10: 1591841380
Language: English

What We're Saying

December 26, 2007

Carol Hymowitz over at the WSJ shared her list of business books for holiday reading (you may need to log in). On it, were these books: Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams. This is what we've all been talking about in the past few years and even more so since the rise of Wikipedia. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 19, 2007

Love the lists

By Porchlight

Gotta love this time of year. Lots of lists. As is true in business book publishing. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 13, 2007

Another List

By Porchlight

Rebecca pointed us all to Amazon's Best Books of 2007 last month, and in light of all the other lists coming out lately, I thought it'd be a good idea to revisit that list and highlight the business titles on it. There were three business categories--Business, Business Narratives, and Finance & Investing. So without further ado, the choice of Amazon's editors were. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 10, 2007

So, there I was waiting patiently in line to go through the first of 3 security checkpoints at the airport. It was the first time I was traveling overseas with my mom, which I may not do again, but that's only because I lost her during the trip to Mexico. It turns out she was just getting a tattoo, but I digress. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

November 06, 2007

800-CEO-READ is doing more and more business internationally. This is not a new trend for us. In fact, we've shipped to places in Australia, Africa and so on since we first delved into the business book world. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

November 01, 2007


By Porchlight

Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert and author of the recently released Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain! , has an intriguing op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today. It deals with the complications of providing one's material on the internet for free. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

October 29, 2007

With 66 bookstores in airports all over North America, you may know Hudson Booksellers from your travels. They have now decided that it is time to help busy travelers select the books they sell, announcing their picks of the best books of 2007. It's a pretty long list, with selections in the fields of fiction, non-fiction, children's, and--aha! READ FULL DESCRIPTION

October 18, 2007


Book Review by Porchlight

Posting last week about Wikinomics led me to take a renewed look at the other titles on the shortlist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs book award. First up is Zoom. It's a very timely book. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

October 11, 2007

The New Red Pen

By Porchlight

I had a conversation yesterday with the general manager of our sister company about Web 2. 0 that got me thinking. The conversation actually began as a fascinating look at the world of pens and ink color, but that, like many conversations seem to these days, led us to a discussion of Web 2. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

September 25, 2007

This morning Financial Times and Goldman Sachs revealed the semifinalist titles in the running of being named their Business Book of the Year. Judges will determine the final winner on October 25. The list is as follows: Zoom by Iain Carson and Vijay V Vaitheeswaran The Last Tycoons by William D Cohan The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan Immigrants by Philippe Legrain The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony D Williams Good luck! READ FULL DESCRIPTION

January 16, 2007

Don Tapscott has been writing about the intersection of business and technology for years. Wikinomics is his latest effort to explain how the networked Web is changing the relationships between companies and their customers. If you spend any time in this ideaspace, you are going to be familiar with many of the examples in Wikinomics. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

January 15, 2007

January is a big month for business books. There are at least a dozen books that have come out in January (or late December) that are worthy of consideration. The list below is a starting point. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

February 05, 2008

Below you'll find the list of our top 25 bestsellers for 2007. Congratulations and thanks to everyone on the list! The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen M. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

Full Description

In just the last few years, traditional collaboration?in a meeting room, a conference call, even a convention center?has been superseded by collaborations on an astronomical scale.

Today, encyclopedias, jetliners, operating systems, mutual funds, and many other items are being created by teams numbering in the thousands or even millions. While some leaders fear the heaving growth of these massive online communities, "Wikinomics" proves this fear is folly. Smart firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth, and success.

A brilliant guide to one of the most profound changes of our time, "Wikinomics" challenges our most deeply-rooted assumptions about business and will prove indispensable to anyone who wants to understand competitiveness in the twenty-first century.

Based on a $9 million research project led by bestselling author Don Tapscott, "Wikinomics" shows how masses of people can participate in the economy like never before. They are creating TV news stories, sequencing the human genome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding a cure for disease, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, or even building motorcycles. You'll read about:
? Rob McEwen, the Goldcorp, Inc. CEO who used open source tactics and an online competition to save his company and breathe new life into an old-fashioned industry.
? Flickr, Second Life, YouTube, and other thriving online communities that transcend social networking to pioneer a new form of collaborative production.
? Mature companies like Procter & Gamble that cultivate nimble, trust-based relationships with external collaborators to form vibrant business ecosystems.
An important look into the future, "Wikinomics" will be your road map for doing business in the twenty-first century.

About the Author

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.

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