Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics, hosted by Cambrian House
On Monday, February 26 Cambrian House hosted our first Cambrian Lounge event. Check out the video below!!
We hope to use it as a launching pad for further networking events that will bring together people from the business, tech and investment communities to support entrepreneurial spirit, network, talk shop, and pitch and grow ideas.
The first event was held in our home town of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We invited Don Tapscott, best selling author of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, to speak to members of Calgary’s tech and business community.
It gave us a chance to tell Calgarians about Cambrian House, and get them excited about crowdsourcing. Moving forward, our goal is to host Cambrian Lounge events all over the place and invite our community members to drive the topic, speakers, etc. But, one step at a time, as they say! We’ll keep you in the know, I promise.
Don provided loads of information about Web 2.0 and why traditional businesses need to accept the reality that consumers are taking on a more active role; and that opening up to the crowd beyond your building’s four walls can result in major successes.
As he believes in the freedom of information in our collaborative world, we’ve made the entire presentation available. Check it out (it’s 83 minutes, but we’ve provided a breakdown below for ease). Be sure to pick up the book too.
|00:00:00||Opening titles while JR interviews Don Tapscott. “Companies that figure it out like Boeing, Proctor and Gamble and Gold Corp. are the ones that are succeeding, and those that don’t are starting to be the ones that fail.”|
|00:00:13||Sean Wise the host of Dragon’s Den, introduces Don Tapscott. “If the 90s were all about outsourcing, the new millennium will be about crowdsourcing.”|
|00:04:18||Don Tapscott. “Cambrian House is a company I’ve been following since its inception.|
|00:06:05||This is becoming a new mode of production. The new web is beginning to fundamentally change the deep structures and architecture of the corporation.|
|00:06:51||4 big drivers causing a perfect storm. Technology drivers: “The Thing”, high speed, geo-spatiality, true multimedia, web services and integration.|
|00:17:35||Net Generation. Growing up Digital. School enrollment demographics. “Time online is not time taken away from playing with your friends, its time taken away from television.”|
|00:32:26||Social Revolution. “Its how the old HTML website that viewed the web as being about presentation of information was eclipsed by the XML based community that harnessed the power of self organization.”|
|00:35:17||Economic Revolution. Crowdsourcing as natural extension of decreasing transaction costs which have been steadily dropping ever since industrial age. Industrial Age. Extended Enterprise. Business Webs. Mass Collaboration.|
|00:40:11||Naked Corporation. “Fitness is no longer an option.”|
|00:43:13||Think Global, Act Global.|
|00:46:35||Gold Corp. Rob McEwen publishes his geological data to allow peer review.|
|00:49:05||Peer Pioneers. Wikipedia. Spike Source. Top Coder. Zopa. Marketocracy. Ideagoras. Prosumers. Second Life. The Grey Album.|
|00:59:00||Sharing of Science, the Science of Sharing.|
|01:00:07||Open Platforms. Amazon API. Pikspot. Boeing. Chinese motorcycle industry.|
|01:03:49||Crisis of Leadership. “Leaders of the old paradigm are often the last to embrace the new.” “Leadership can come from anywhere.”|
|01:06:41||Crowdsourcing, Google Maps and Katrina.|
|01:08:26||Questions and Answers. Politics. Clinton Whitehouse. Week long discussion on The Digital Divide which never happened.|
|01:11:40||Tagging. XML. Spam. Angelina Jolie. BS detection.|
|01:15:06||“How are we going to keep out the bad guys?” Craigslist. Intellipedia.|
|01:19:16||Sean Wise on IdeaWarz, the Cambrian House idea filtering mechanism.|
|01:21:08||Brian, Shelley, Martin and Michael. “Bar is now open, please begin your mass collaboration.”|