Monday, November 05, 2007

KM and the Wikinomics of Mass Collaboration

Later this week, I shall be blogging my review of KM Asia that I visited in Singapore last week.

But before that I simply had to share a fantastic book.
At the conference I met an old friend and colleague, David Gurteen of Gurteen Knowledge. He recommended I read 'WIKINOMICS - How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything' by Don Tapscott (best selling author of The Digital Economy) and Anthony D Williams.

Sure enough, at Singapore airport, I bought the book.

I started to read it at 8am local time and I read the whole book, non-stop
on the flight in 10 hrs. It is a brilliant read, and if you haven't discovered it
already yourself, please get a copy.

I am particularly interested in Open Source Knowledge and Knowledge Commons, so the book was a great confirmation for me about these developments too.

I agree with Klaus Schwab from the World Economic Forum, it's "a deeply profound and hopeful book, Wikinomics provides compelling evidence that the emerging 'creative commons' can be a boon, not a threat to business"

Thanks David G

Ron Young

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1 comment:

  1. In case you missed it, Wikinomics author Don Tapscott is working with Steve Papermaster and nGenera to implement the concepts of the book for Global 2000 companies.