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MacroWikinomics : rebooting business and the world / Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams.

By: Tapscott, Don, 1947-.
Contributor(s): Williams, Anthony D, 1974-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Atlantic, 2010Description: vi, 424 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781848877207 (pbk.); 184887720X (pbk.); 9781848877191 (hbk.); 1848877196 (hbk.).Subject(s): Business networks | Information networks | Social networks | Internet -- Economic aspects | Internet -- Social aspects | Creative abilityDDC classification: 658.046
Contents:
From Wikinomics to MacroWikinomics. Rebooting the world ; Five principles for the age of networked intelligence -- Rethinking the fundamentals. Opening up the financial services industry ; Bootstrapping innovation and wealth creation -- Reindustrializing the planet. Reversing the tide of disruptive climate change : a new global power emerges ; Wikinomics meets the green energy economy ; The transportation revolution : moving around in the twenty-first century -- Learning, discovery, and well-being. Rethinking the university : collaborative learning ; Science 2.0 : igniting knowledge creation in a networked world ; Collaborative health care -- Turning the media inside out. The demise of the newspaper and the rise of the new news ; Inside the future of music : prosumers take center stage ; The future of television and film : just another cool Internet application? -- Rebooting the public square. Creating pubic value : government as a platform for social achievement ; The rise of the citizen regulator ; Solving global problems : beyond the nation-state ; Fighting for justice : user-generated freedom, from Tehran to Rangoon to Beijing -- Conclusion. Ground rules for reinvention : making Wikinomics happen in your organization ; Leadership for a changing world.
Summary: In their previous book, Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony D. WIlliams showed how the internet is changing the way the smartest business managers think about structures and strategies in the 21st century. Now, in MacroWikinomics, they demonstrate how this revolution in thinking is spreading outwards to other sectors - from education and scientific institutions, to entertainment and media, to government and democracy.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The sequel to the international Number One bestseller, Wikinomics!

First published: New York : Portfolio.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

From Wikinomics to MacroWikinomics. Rebooting the world ; Five principles for the age of networked intelligence -- Rethinking the fundamentals. Opening up the financial services industry ; Bootstrapping innovation and wealth creation -- Reindustrializing the planet. Reversing the tide of disruptive climate change : a new global power emerges ; Wikinomics meets the green energy economy ; The transportation revolution : moving around in the twenty-first century -- Learning, discovery, and well-being. Rethinking the university : collaborative learning ; Science 2.0 : igniting knowledge creation in a networked world ; Collaborative health care -- Turning the media inside out. The demise of the newspaper and the rise of the new news ; Inside the future of music : prosumers take center stage ; The future of television and film : just another cool Internet application? -- Rebooting the public square. Creating pubic value : government as a platform for social achievement ; The rise of the citizen regulator ; Solving global problems : beyond the nation-state ; Fighting for justice : user-generated freedom, from Tehran to Rangoon to Beijing -- Conclusion. Ground rules for reinvention : making Wikinomics happen in your organization ; Leadership for a changing world.

In their previous book, Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony D. WIlliams showed how the internet is changing the way the smartest business managers think about structures and strategies in the 21st century. Now, in MacroWikinomics, they demonstrate how this revolution in thinking is spreading outwards to other sectors - from education and scientific institutions, to entertainment and media, to government and democracy.

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Tapscott and Williams provide vivid examples of organizations that are successfully embracing the principles of "wikinomics" put forth in their 2007 best-selling book by that name (CH, Aug'07, 44-6933). They present a new framework for understanding social and economic innovations applicable to the spectrum of industries under which people utilize emerging Web applications to foster a more economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable world. They hope to energize currently vitiated institutions through new forms of problem-solving involving flat organizational structures with a core of self-organizing people and groups. These will spark social innovations that will develop into pervasive alterations in societal behavior. A typical example is of doctors collaborating with self-organizing patient communities. The authors see current rigid organizational silos as being replaced by collaborative communities characterized by cooperation, learning, and improvement. Macrowikinomics has a dark side, recalling mass collaborations of totalitarian regimes with purportedly all-wise collectives. These concerns are the focus of Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget (CH, Jun'10, 47-5602). Macrowikinomics addresses an important issue and is good preparation for an epoch of staggering technological leaps. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduate through practitioner collections. C. Wankel St. John's University, New York