(If you’ve not seen Don Tapscott present the material behind Wikinomics it is well worth seeing – I’m sure the video will go up in the next day or two.)
Happy to be here. Flew in late last night – but hey, sleep is overrated.
I totally believe there are fundamential shifts underway: from closed hierarchy to the open networked enterprise.
(Which is from my 1992 book – paradigm shift).
We started, in response to some of my debates with Nick Carr, a syndicated project: “Winning with the Enterprise 2.0” – one of the summary reports has been made available on the enterprise 2.0 conference site.
Four drivers for change:
- Web 2.0
- The Net Generation
- The Social Revolution
- The Economic Revolution
Old web was html, new web is xml.
Kids who have grown up net enabled – see Growing up Digital – it isn’t even technology to them, it is like air. Baby boom echo. Instead of a generation gap we have a generation lap.
World Conference of IT panel last year – video at www.newparadigm.com.
Four startling new principles for running a company:
- Being Open
- Acting Globally
What are the new business models for future:
- Peer pioneers – Linux, MySQL, but also in financial services
- Ideagoras – like Innocentive Network
- The New Alexandrians: The Sharing of Science
- Open Platforms and APIs
- The Global Plant Floor (Mass Collaboration)
- The Wiki Workplace
Final thought: This is a paradigm shift.
Paradigm shifts are almost always recieved with coolness if not worse. Those with vested interests will fight change. The shift demands such a different view of things that established leaders are often last to be won over.