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 […]
At TEDGlobal 2012, Don Tapscott gave us an beautiful metaphor for how society could function: like a starling murmuration. By flying as a group — dipping and diving as a single unit — starlings successfully ward off predators through cooperation. While there is leadership, there is no discernable leader. Tapscott shares much more of his […]