Last night I had the privilege of listening to one of the world’s foremost authors and raconteurs on technology and its impact on social and economic change.
Don Tapscott appeared last night at a Wired Woman event touting his new book Wikinomics – How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. I haven’t cracked the spine on the book yet, but I can tell it’s going to be an intriguing read. Judging from his speech last night, this new book will help us luddites understand the Web 2.0 revolution and how mass collaboration will transform organizations in a profound way. He used a ton of great examples and anecdotes to really give the audience a sense that this was not “vapourware” but real companies adopting a new style of harnessing ideas through unique online communities. I have loads to learn about social media and Web 2.0. This book will no doubt set me on a path of higher learning.
Nice seeing you, Sean! Always great to see a familiar face in the crowd.