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by Charles Leadbeater

Category: Social Sciences
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Author: Charles Leadbeater
ISBN: 1861978375
ISBN13: 978-1861978370
Language: English
Publisher: Profile Books; 2 edition (July 1, 2009)
Pages: 304
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Charles Leadbeater's We-Think is an easy to read discussion of how the Internet is changing how we live and work because of collaboration.

Charles Leadbeater's We-Think is an easy to read discussion of how the Internet is changing how we live and work because of collaboration. While these points will be rather familiar to most people, the value of We-Think is in its predictions on the social changes and the internal dialogue it creates for the reader

Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation.

Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation

Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation. Now We-think explains how the rise of mass collaboration will affect us and the world in which we live.

Working with leading innovation thinker Charles Leadbeater, we looked at several challenges facing education and noticed that there were remarkable similarities between the challenges faced by different communities. Some were more extreme than others, but they were in essence the same challenge-some schools in the United States might be facing a shortage of science teachers, and schools in Africa might have no teachers at all. Maybe they would have similar solutions

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We-think: Mass Innovation not Mass Production: The Power of Mass Creativity, London: Profile Books, 2008. Sharing and Stealing’, Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journa l 27 (2004). Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives, Phoe- nix, Arizona: Basic Books, 2008. Scholz, Trebor (e. Digital Labour: The Internet as Playground and Factory, New York and London: Routledge, 2012.

Leadbeater signing copies of We-think in 2008. Charles Leadbeater (formerly known as Charlie Leadbeater) is a British author and former advisor to Tony Blair.

Items related to We-Think : Mass Innovation, Not Mass Production. The book's theme is as big and bold as it gets. Leadbeater's book should be compulsory reading for all who seek to understand the driving force of this century" - Management Today. leadbeater-charles We-Think : Mass Innovation, Not Mass Production. ISBN 13: 9781861978929. We-Think : Mass Innovation, Not Mass Production. Likely to be the most controversial book about the internet to be published this year. I urge you to read i. -The Independent. A riveting guide to a new world in which a whole series of core assumptions are being overturned by innovations on the we. -The Spectator.

Charles Leadbeater is internationally renowned and sought after for his unrivaled expertise on innovation. Over the past decade he has published a string of bestselling books on innovation, from Living on Thin Air in 1999 to We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production in 2008. In 1998 he wrote the British government’s path-breaking White Paper, Building the Knowledge Driven Economy. His report The Pro Am Revolution was nominated by The New York Times as one of the best ideas of the decade. His latest book, Frugal Innovation, was published in 2014. Masterclass overview.

You are what you share.That is the ethic of the world being created by YouTube and MySpace, Wikipedia and Facebook. We-Think is a rallying call for the shared power of the web to make society more open and egalitarian.We-Think reports on an unparalleled wave of collaborative creativity as people from California to China devise ways to work together that are more democratic, productive and creative. This guide to the new culture of mass participation and innovation is a book like no other: it started first online through a unique experiment in collaborative creativity involving hundreds of people across the globe.The generation growing up with the web will not be content to remain spectators. They want to be players and this is their slogan: we think therefore we are.
Comments to eBook We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production
Diredefender
I was initially excited about this book -- the introduction contains a fascinating discussion on Wikipedia and how the nature of "what is a fact" is changing.

However, when I got to Chapter Two, Leadbeater started making errors like referring to facebook founder Mark Zuckerman, (it's Zuckerberg, everyone knows that), and like called LinkedIn "Linked.In", and he referenced a lot of totally out of date companies like Swiki or JotSpot that have been defunct for years. I lost interest and it became hard to continue after reading such obvious mistakes in editing.

Oh what might have been.....
Vosho
Flat cool.
Helldor
Many of the trends and ideas described by Charles Leadbeater are well known to readers of business and technology publications. These include the power of Web and Internet Communication, new Collaborative and Virtual Organizations, and the quality and pervasiveness of Open Source efforts. There is a certain correspondence between the observations of this excellent volume and Clay Shirky's widely popular "Here Comes Everybody". But the novelty and emergent necessity of this volume lies in how these observations are applied by an International Consultant who advises worldwide corporate leaders and several European government organizations on achieving innovation.

Mr. Leadbeater offers insightful models of how bottom-up distributed innovation has had success in widely divergent technologies and geographies. These include his "Pro-Am" model of amateur do-it-yourself innovators delivering leading contributions and products above the quality of professionals employed by corporate giants; and his "pebbles" versus "boulders" model of bottom-up small scale innovation.

The excellent writing in this volume goes beyond telling a good story about technology, society and collaboration; he describes how these trends which individually have been observed by many business and technology pundits can be applied to achieving corporate, national and global innovation in the future. As a British and European expert who has advised governments and global corporations, Mr. Leadbeater brings new insight to those who have observed these trends chiefly in the American environment.

--Ira Laefsky
Skyway
Charles Leadbeater's We-Think is an easy to read discussion of how the Internet is changing how we live and work because of collaboration. While these points will be rather familiar to most people, the value of We-Think is in its predictions on the social changes and the internal dialogue it creates for the reader.

So while most of us know that the Internet allows developing nations free access to previously limited information, it is when we consider the implications of a non-profit organization sharing its discovery of a special bacteria that can replace expensive bio-technology with developing nations we really see just how important We-Think truly is.

But Leadbeater does not just present a rosy, one-sided view. He is keenly aware to the Web's limitations, and by looking at these limitations we get a clear idea of the Web's positive potential. Furthermore, he explains how and when these changes work, as well as why such changes have not affected many part of society.

So while it might seem that since everyone can put forth their voice on an issue, democracy would be enhanced, we find that the debate has not been enhanced since the Web tends to favor the loudest voices we tend to attract only the like-minded. By tempering the upside of connectivity, the reader is able to get a clear picture of how and in what ways will this greater connectedness spills into our personal and business lives.

Ultimately, despite its clear and easy to understand style and presentation, We-Think will benefit most those readers who already understand the basic points, and are looking to stimulate their own ideas on the topic.

I hope this review has been helpful.
Zargelynd
A book with a vision I entirely subscribe. It's in our hands to use the Web in a positive and productive way, to foster democracy, equality and freedom. The Web gives the ordinary citizen the possibility to produce contents, share knowledge and participate in projects wherever in the world.
This new culture of We Think, as Leadbeater puts it, is an open door to do things differently:

«If globalization is to be no more than the march of McDonalds, Coke and Microsoft, it will be a shallow and distorted account of what western culture has to offer that many in the developing world will reject. We Think offers a different possible story, one of trust and collaboration built on liberal and enlightenment traditions of peer collaboration in pursuit of better ideas, arbitrated on the basis of evidence rather than ideology.»

«The Web ... is creating a world that works to the logic of With - structured lateral, free association of people and ideas. The principle of doing things with people rather than to or for them will breed very different organizations, services and experiences in virtually every field.»

The author's vision in video:
TED Talk by Charles Leadbeater [...]
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