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WIKINOMICS: My chicken soup for the soul

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"Wikinomics explains how to prosper in a world where new communications technologies are democratizing the creation of value." -- wikinomics.com

This book exemplifies what I am doing here, what WE are doing her at PulseWire.

This book talks about:

  • collective intelligence
  • collaboration
  • innovation
  • counter-intuitive business strategies
  • global market
  • sharing and caring in a world full of greed

    When I feel down and out about my work with the tools of Web 2.0 I open up this book to a random page and start reading. Minutes later I am inspired.

    This book tells me that I have power. I don't have to do it alone. This shift in commerce is headed MY WAY!

    I wish everyone I knew had a copy of this book :-)

    Have YOU read this book? Share your experience reading this book: leave a comment

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    Goldie Davich's picture

    My personal experience:

    Recently I rode on a plane from southern California to Portland Oregon. There was turbulence the whole time. Rather than crying (like I normally do) I opened this book and read it. It was so inspiring I forgot that I was thousands of feet in the air potentially crashing to my death! In my mind I had something to make it home for! If only I had a laptop! I would blog about how Wikinomics eased my mind and gave me hope.
    Goldie Davich, PulseWire Online Intern

    Gene's picture

    You convinced me Wikinomics is essential

    The book is coming to me from Amazon.com. This is just the type of book I love.Thanks Goldie

    can't wait to hear what you have to day about it!
    Goldie Davich, PulseWire Online Intern

    Gene's picture

    Wikinomics

    The reading of Wiminomics has led to a solution for PulseWire. I will post the solution there.

    Corine Milano's picture

    I've been hearing about this

    I've been hearing about this book lately...I'll have to check it out!

    Corine Milano, Assistant Editor

    --"We will surely get to our destination if we join hands."
    Aung San Suu Kyi --

    Gene's picture

    Wikinomics

    I have known about YouTube for some time but had no idea that all these social networks would be appearing.

    When "Wikinomics" arrived from Amazon.com a glance at the contents told me this was a "must read" book for anyone doing serious work in social networking.

    Julie L's picture

    Thanks for the

    Thanks for the recommendation. Technology has the potential to maintain class divides; it looks like this book, alongside the amazing energy of PulseWire, stand as powerful reminders of the connections technology can bring!

    Goldie Davich's picture

    erasing the digital divide

    I want to live in a world where technology is available to the people who need it. Computers and such are the type of products that better and less expensive with time... :-)
    Goldie Davich, PulseWire Online Intern

    Gene's picture

    How Will Serious Social Questions Work?

    Facebook and PulseWire are very new to me. I have no idea where all of this is going to go.

    In Facebook they have what are called networks. People join alumni from their school making it a school network. I am tempted to go to the network of India. I suppose most of the members are from India or born there.

    But I still like my computer games. I am going to take that route now.

    Kristen Hallows's picture

    Trip down memory lane...

    Hi Gene,

    I remember when my computer games were the hottest thing around, and I'm only a 20-something! Does anyone remember the "Free Net?" LOL!

    I'm really torn on social network sites. They are ALL great, but that's just the thing - there are SO many of them! You have to choose which ones you want to join, yet you feel like you're missing something if you don't accept every invitation to join a new one, which makes it extremely difficult and time consuming to keep all of your information CONSISTENT across all of your profiles!

    It makes me yearn for a simpler life...but what would we do without Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and, of course, PulseWire? My friends use Facebook to communicate almost entirely instead of using email or even...gasp...the phone! And don't get me started on people whose preferred form of communication - make that required form of communication - is the text message. :D I can't wait to hear everyone else's take on this!

    Peaceful holiday wishes,

    Kristen

    Kristen Hallows
    Job You Deserve Career Coaching
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    Gene's picture

    Thanks Kristen for Your Clarification

    Like you, I am struggling with the variety of social networks available. This is particularly difficult for those of us who want to do good through these networks.

    There are those of us who see how powerful these networks can be. At the beginning of this series of posts, Goldie wrote about the book "Wikinomics". It just came today from Amazon.com and is loaded with insights on these phenomena.

    I belong to three groups on FaceBook. Two of these I am going to keep. They are leading somewhere.

    As for PulseWire, those of us who are active in this beta site are contributing our services to a great cause. We are making a foundation for further good to help men and women.

    For me, it is important to read and think about the goals of PulseWire. To really contribute to the common good we have to ask "What commitment do I want to make to this group?" There is room for various degrees of commitment from occasional posts to spending quality time in reading, responding, and encouraging each other.

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