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They quote Seymour Papert: As a student, Macrowikinomics have always loved learning, and that has made it easier for macrowikinomics than many of my peers.


I know that I can't make every student love learning, but I can do my best. I can recognize that everyone learns differently and try to foster that difference rather than macrowikinomics it as I deliver the same lesson in the same style to the same macrowikinomics faces. Mostly, Macrowikinomics calls for a flexibility in the education system that would be as awesome as it is, at present, unattainable.

Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet

Oh, I think components of their vision are very achievable—for example, I certainly hope to see open textbooks and additional platforms modelled after MIT's OpenCourseWare become more common. The success of OpenCourseWare and Khan Academy suggest that there is a niche traditional textbook and lecture-style learning is not satisfying.

Some of Tapscott and Williams' suggestions are less likely to pass, at least in the near future: I think as long as universities are competing for government grants and corporate investments, it will be more difficult to collect credits from disparate institutions through distance learning and cobble them macrowikinomics a degree.

Of course, Tapscott and Williams would like to see those institutions become collaborative at every level, not just when it comes to accreditation, and macrowikinomics would solve the problem—but the problem is a deep one, embedded with the very system itself.

And Macrowikinomics not going to tackle it myself … I'll be in high school, preparing the minds macrowikinomics probably will.

In the last two parts of the book prior to the conclusion, Macrowikinomics turns first to the dying newspaper industry and then to the effect of wikinomics on freedom and democracy.


Macrowikinomics former contains little that will be new if one has been paying any sort of attention to the news in the past five years: It is a solid enough analysis, but it is not the strongest part of the book.

I am pleased by the inclusion of the latter part, because it addresses some of the concerns I voiced in my review of Wikinomics about the absence of any perspectives from less developed nations.

Again, it's not perfect, and sometimes I had to flip to the end notes to find the caveats about how the Internet can be used to the advantage of authoritarian regimes as well as a tool to fight against them.


I'm still pleased by macrowikinomics inclusion of these topics, however, and for readers less familiar with how social networking has macrowikinomics with political activism, this part will hopefully be enlightening. And yes, I get it: The repetitive style that sometimes irked me in Wikinomics returns in all its glory.

Also, if you have read Wikinomics, and especially if you read these in quick succession, some sections of this book will feel very familiar—in fact, some are reproduced verbatim from the first book.


While I understand the need to familiarize newcomers with these ideas, and while it might be economical to save some time and effort by reusing older material, I found my attention wandering during these parts, because I had heard it all before.

Tapscott and Williams are at their best when they are discussing the new macrowikinomics amazing opportunities for innovation that the Internet and mass collaboration offer. Now, in MacroWikinomics, they demonstrate how this revolution in thinking is spreading outwards to other sectors - from education and scientific institutions, to entertainment and media, to government and democracy.

MacroWikinomics is a groundbreaking and definitive look at achieving success for a new century, a new media, a new generation and a new economy. Wikinomics is now present not only in business, but across all our community sectors.

Without start-ups, net job creation for the American economy would be negative in all but a handful of years. Estimates from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics samples suggest there are about Failure to launch need not be the norm. With the proper incentives and platforms in place, we could quickly create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

The world's most dynamic innovators are using the Internet and new business models to transform industries ranging from manufacturing and transportation to fashion and retail.

So rather than simply debating the merits of macrowikinomics stimulus, the task before us is to support more start-ups that lay the groundwork to get the country back to the high level of pre-recession job creation.