Wikinomics Launch: Web 2.0 for Business has gone critical

2.0 is officially out of the echo chamber
Left to right Gordon Nixon, CEO Royal Bank, Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman business school, and Bob Rae former Premier and now prominent Liberal.

The most remarkable thing about this event was almost none of the usual geek species in attendance – aside from a certain rabble of actual 2.0-ster troublemakers (who I accidentally invited to) crash the party.

Wikinomics has hit New York Times bestseller list, is flying off the “shelves” at Amazon, and looks to be a breakthrough hit both for all things Web/Enterprise2.0 and for Canadian business publishing. Don and Anthony (and all those behind them a paradigm) have put together a great book. Nothing overly groundbreaking for those already in the know but Tapscott and co. have a wonderful way of breaking down these big and important concepts into a format palatable to the mainstream – and with examples clear enough even a CEO could get it ;)

And plenty were in attendance.

Web 2.0 has finally arrived to the business mainstream my friends. As I was saying to those around me, this is the best advertising we could be getting. I hope you’re ready for the avalanche.

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More coverage by Will Pate: wikinomics-book-launch/, Mark Kuzinicki: Wikinomics, Dave Crow: Wikinomics – A spark of openness

Will also took the best pictures.

  • http://www.newparadigm.com/ Mike Dover

    Thomas:

    Thanks a lot for coming to the event. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Mike

  • http://www.newparadigm.com Mike Dover

    Thomas:

    Thanks a lot for coming to the event. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Mike

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  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/ conniec

    Thank you for the accidental invite. Someone, in making conversation, asked me how I came to be there. Um, it was a little difficult to explain. But I did get my “rsvp” accepted so I didn’t have to crash the party.

    cheers,
    connie

  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com conniec

    Thank you for the accidental invite. Someone, in making conversation, asked me how I came to be there. Um, it was a little difficult to explain. But I did get my “rsvp” accepted so I didn’t have to crash the party.

    cheers,
    connie

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