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New Solutions for a Connected Planet

By Don Tapscott; Anthony D. Williams

Portfolio, Paperback, 9781591844280, 428pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

In their bestseller "Wikinomics," Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams showed the world how mass collaboration was changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global marketplace.
This sequel shows that in more than a dozen fields from finance to health care, science to education, the media to the environment we have reached a historic turning point. Collaborative innovation is revolutionizing not only the way we work, but how we live, learn, create, govern, and care for one another. The wiki revolutions of the Arab Spring were only one example of how rebuilding civilization was not only possible but necessary.
With vivid examples from diverse sectors, "Macrowikinomics "is a handbook for people everywhere seeking a transformation of industry and institutions by embracing a new set of guiding principles, including openness and interdependence. Tapscott and Williams argue that this new communications medium, like the printing press before it, is enabling nothing less than the birth of a new civilization.

About the Author
Don Tapscott, consultant, speaker, and author of the bestselling The Digital Economy, Growing Up Digital, and pardigm Shfit, is one of the world's foremost authorities on the topic of information technology. He is Chairman of the Alliance for Converging Technologies, an international think tank with a focus on how emerging technologies change the rules of competition. Alex Lowy is Managing Partner of the Alliance for Converging Technologies, is a consultant, speaker, author, and creative thinker of the issues of technology and business.

Anthony D. Williams is a research director at New Paradigm, a think tank and strategy consulting company.

Praise For Macrowikinomics

“A Schumpeterian story of creative disruption.”
—The Economist
“Nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world.”
—The Huffington Post
“Tapscott and Williams show how business, government, civil society, and people everywhere can leverage technology to work together in new ways to solve the greatest problems of our multipolar world. Critical reading.”
—Bill Green, chairman, Accenture
“Tapscott and Williams’ insights about the power of collaborative innovation and open systems, and their call to ‘reboot’ our institutions—business, education, media, government—hasn’t come a minute too soon. Macrowikinomics inspires by chronicling these pathbreaking developments and pointing the way forward for all of us.”
—Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google