Wikinomics – A spark of openness

Wikinomics
photo by Will Pate
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Along with Will, Eli, Mark, Tom and others I attended the Wikinomics launch party. It is fantastic to see a bridge being built between the blue suit wearing crowd and the t-shirts and sports coat wearers.

I've heard rumbles of discontent amongst the people who work in these spaces about the author Don Tapscott … without him having any citizenship in the culture

Rumbles of discontent is probably better phrased as drunken rabble rousing. Don Tapscott has a book that has coalesced the power of openness and community into a business worth book. The book is interesting in that it talks about the power of openness, the impact of community and role that democratizing technologies can play in innovation and the creation of new value. Will is correct, Don is a translator, a powerful bridge between the geeks and the suits. He has done a great job at explaining the power of ideas while staying true to the ideas of the community.

Other books of interest

The company that Don mentioned during his remarks was Pikspot check out their blog. Ingram knew about these guys, why was it such a shock to me.

  • Mathew Ingram

    <p>Heheh. I knew about something cool and Webby before David did :-)</p>

  • Mike Dover

    <p>Hi David:</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>I'm glad you made it out. Don't worry, you will be on the official guest list going forward (so you don't need to sneak in on the nefarious coattails of Mr. Purves)</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>Cheers:</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>Mike</p>

  • David Crow

    <p>I thought I was on the 'official guest list'. While <a href="http://thomaspurves.com/&quot; target="_blank">Mr. Purves</a> coattails would be very fancy, I was there as a legitimate invitation. Eli cleared me with Lenni.</p>

  • http://www.mathewingram.com/work Mathew Ingram

    Heheh. I knew about something cool and Webby before David did :-)

  • http://www.newparadigm.com Mike Dover

    Hi David:

    I'm glad you made it out. Don't worry, you will be on the official guest list going forward (so you don't need to sneak in on the nefarious coattails of Mr. Purves)

    Cheers:

    Mike

  • http://davidcrow.ca/ David Crow

    I thought I was on the 'official guest list'. While Mr. Purves coattails would be very fancy, I was there as a legitimate invitation. Eli cleared me with Lenni.

  • Thomas Purves

    <p>My coattails are blushing ;)</p>

  • http://thomaspurves.com Thomas Purves

    My coattails are blushing ;)