The Power Of Us, BusinessWeek, "Mass collaboration on the Internet is shaking up business. ...A big, hairy, monstrous organism, that is. The nearly 1 billion people online worldwide -- along with their shared knowledge, social contacts, online reputations, computing power, and more -- are rapidly becoming a collective force of unprecedented power."
I suppose I must be talking to the wrong execs in NJ and NY since most of them have this crazy idea that their business is the exception and will not be affected by any of this "social software media technology crap." Maybe the problem is that they are incapable of the empathy that is often found in the blogsosphere. I don't know. The barriers to entry are low, and the tools are elegant and simple. Hey, if you're one of those managers, drop me a line about Ideascape.
"For the first time in human history, mass cooperation across time and space is suddenly economical." This has got to scare the shit out of any business that is used to total control.
"Most telling, traditional companies, from Procter & Gamble Co. (PG ) to Dow Chemical Co., are beginning to flock to the virtual commons, too. The potential benefits are enormous."