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Think of this book more as reporting of where the world was in 2005 than analysis and direction for the future. But Wikinomics is a helpful resource to have, for most people are unaware of the extent to which self-organization through mass communication is being developed. Some of the successes are spectacular like the Goldcorp contest to locate more gold (which I described in The Ultimate Competitive Advantage in 2003) and Procter & Gamble's astonishing efforts to acquire technology from outside the organization (which I describe in The 2,000 Percent Squared Solution).
The strength of the book is that several different aspects of on-line mass collaborations are developed including:
1. Open collaborations to produce collective results not owned by anyone including Wikipedia and Linux.
2. Accessing more expert knowledge through idea markets (such as Goldcorp and P&G have done).
3. Customers being able to participate in detailed customization past what the vendor facilitates (basically a blurring of company-customer boundaries).
4. Knowledge transfer among the scientific community.
5. Methods of opening access to partners, especially for complementary software development.
6. Global production methods.
7. New ways of facilitating work in combination with those outside the organization.
If you are like me, you'll learn about some examples that you didn't before and find yourself feeling better informed.
The book has two annoying qualities that you should be aware of. First, the authors are very generous with each other in giving credit for ideas generated in the nondigital world by others. Second, there is a gushiness about the potential that isn't nuanced enough to reflect the problems that need to be solved. As a result, the inexperienced reader will get a sense that each opportunity is equally easy to grasp. That's clearly not true. In addition, the psychology of where which approaches will and won't work are mostly alluded to rather than developed. Building mass collaboration around enlightened self-interest is quite different from doing so built around more purely altruistic purposes.
I suspect the book would have worked better if the authors had written a series of books that developed each perspective further. Certainly, the global contest concept for for-profit enterprises is a proven area that almost anyone can do. That topic deserved more emphasis and explanation. Instead, you get a newspaper-level discussion of the topic.
I have not read a better book on this subject (but there may well be one I've missed) and I suspect Wikinomics will be one of the standards in on-line mass collaborations.
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am 10. Juli 2009
Ok, I've put this book aside for the second time and chances are I'll never finish it. For me, it's just stating the obvious and I'm not learning anything new. Besides, I'm a bit annoyed with how the author has structured the book. i.e. not at all. At least, I cannot work out a logic. It's just one endless string of conversational drivel interrupted by a few capitalised headings. Not worth reading.
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am 10. April 2011
That the nature of work, collaboration, and other economic activities is changing very rapidly these days is indisputable. However, it is not immediately clear to everyone what are the forces that are driving this change and what sorts of effects it may have. This book tries to answer these and many other questions in the realm of how the latest advances in various information tools are enabling the radical shift in collaborative production. It is a very readable book aimed at the general audience. The fact that it doesn't delve too deeply into the technical details (like the "Long Tail, The, Revised and Updated Edition: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More") may be a plus, as this way it may be more suitable to appeal to the wider readership base. Overall, it is an interesting read if you are not familiar with the general trends in open and collaborative economy.
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am 10. Oktober 2007
Das Buch gibt einen guten Ueberglick über die derzeitigen Business Cases im web, auf sehr sachliche und interessante Weise. Gleichzeitig kann man lernen, dass sich grosse Firmen (als Beispiel IBM) bereits in den späten 90-iger Jahren entschlossen haben, ihre Software und Serverentwicklung teilweise in die Linux/Apache-Welt auszugliedern, und so nicht nur einen grossen Beitrag an diese "community" zu machen, aber auch sehr mit dieser neuen Ausrichtung zu profitieren.
Das Buch beschreibt die verschieden Möglichkeiten der Kooperation im web ohne zu vergessen, dass "proprietäre" Systeme im traditionellen Sinne nicht überholt sind, aber nicht mehr für alle Unternehmensgebiete sinnvoll. Wie vor 20 Jahren das "Outsourcing" dazu geführt hat, dass Unternehmensbereiche ausgegliedert wurde, führt auch diese Entwicklung zu einer Konzentration auf das "Wesentliche" und einem "outsourcing" von Leistungen,welche man mit Dritten teilen möchte.
Das Buch ist leicht lesbar und ist m.E. für Leser angedacht, die an den wirtschaftlichen Zusammenhängen des "Mitmachwebs" interessiert sind.