At TEDGlobal, Yale Professor Yochai Benkler gave an illuminating talk on the emergence of sharing as a key economic driver. Everyone emerged from that session (which also featured Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, NYU’s Clay Shirky and UK writer/thinker Charles Leadbeater) with new ways of thinking about cooperation. Benkler’s just-published book, The Wealth of Networks, builds on the themes he explored in Oxford (It can be downloaded free, of course. Or discussed on a wiki.) TG Producer Bruno Giussani takes a look …
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The blogosphere itself is a fine example of what Yale Law Professor Yochai Benkler (TEDGlobal) writes about in The Wealth of Networks: The astounding cultural output resulting from the large-scale, grassroots collaborations digital technologies make possible. (Previous TEDBlog coverage) So it seems only fitting that within two months of its publication, Benkler’s book has inspired […]
Law professor Yochai Benkler explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization. By disrupting traditional economic production, copyright law and established competition, they’re paving the way for a new set of economic laws, where empowered individuals are put on a level playing field with industry giants. (Recorded July […]