Front cover of Wikinomics
|Author||Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams|
|Publication date||December 2006|
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything is a book by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams first published in December 2006. Don Tapscott (born 1947 is a Canadian Business executive, Author, Consultant and speaker based in Toronto, Ontario, specializing Anthony D Williams is a consultant researcher and author He co-authored Wikinomics along with Don Tapscott and is a vice president of research with international English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Don Tapscott (born 1947 is a Canadian Business executive, Author, Consultant and speaker based in Toronto, Ontario, specializing Anthony D Williams is a consultant researcher and author He co-authored Wikinomics along with Don Tapscott and is a vice president of research with international It explores how some companies in the early 21st century have used mass collaboration (also called peer production) and open-source technology such as wikis to be successful. Generally a company is a form of Business organization. The precise definition varies The 21st century is the current century of the Christian Era or Common Era in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Mass collaboration is a form of Collective action that occurs when large numbers of people work independently on a single project often modular in its nature A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content using a simplified Markup language.
According to Tapscott, Wikinomics is based on four ideas: Openness, Peering, Sharing, and Acting Globally. The use of mass collaboration in a business environment, in recent history, can be seen as an extension of the trend in business to outsource: externalize formerly internal business functions to other business entities. The difference however is that instead of an organized business body brought into being specifically for a unique function, mass collaboration relies on free individual agents to come together and cooperate to improve a given operation or solve a problem. This kind of outsourcing is also referred to as crowdsourcing, to reflect this difference. Crowdsourcing is a Neologism for the act of taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or Contractor, and Outsourcing it to an undefined generally This can be incentivized by a reward system, though it is not required.
The book also discusses the seven new models of mass collaboration:
The last chapter is written by viewers, and was opened for editing on February 5, 2007. The term Ideagoras refers to places on the internet where large numbers of people and/or businesses gather to exchange ideas and solutions Prosumer is a Portmanteau formed by contracting either the word pro fessional or pro ducer with the word con' sumer'. Events 1576 - Henry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
A review of this book in the Harvard Business Review states "like its title, the book's prose can fall into breathless hype. "  A review of this book in Choice recommends the book for "general readers and practitioners," but cautions that the authors "present an optimistic overview of successful collaborations and business ventures", "use unique terms (e. g. , marketocracy, prosumption, knowledge commons)", should have given "more consideration [to] the darker sides of human motivation as well as groupthink and mass mediocrity", and "primarily draw on their own observations of businesses and trends for the ideas presented. "