When I first started thinking that ideas4all could be an interesting and feasible project, around 4 years ago, Wikinomics did not exist.
When I started the sparring group with the 20 founders in 2006, it was about to be published and, I still had not read Wikinomics or come across it. It was not until this past March 2008 when I finally read it, because my brother in law a prestigious Spanish thinker and business innovator Antoni Trias sent me Wikinomics from San Francisco as a present. USA books take some time to get introduced into the Spanish market.
I could not have found a better validation for what we are about to start in the Internet world than Wikinomis. Our new, and what we believe, innovative and ambitious Ideagora project was able to find references for its objectives everywhere in the book.
Every one of its 11 chapters, with their provocative titles: Wikinomics, the Perfect Storm, The Peer Pioneers, Ideagoras, The Prosumers, The New Alexandrians, Platforms for Participation, The Global Plant Floor, The Wiki Workplace, Collaborative Minds, The Wikinomics Playbook, was an additional justification on why we should continue our efforts with the launch of ideas4all.com.
Wikinomics. How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.
I highly recommend you all to read this book by Don Tapscott, from the University of Toronto where he teaches in the Rotman School of Management and CEO of New Paradigm think tank and previous best selling author of The Digital Economy and Anthony D. Williams MS Research of London School of Economics and Research Director of New Paradigm. I agree fully with the cover flap quote “Wikinomics the road-map for doing business int he 21st Century”