Coauthor of Radical Openness, MacroWikinomics and Wikinomics
peer production and Web 2.0.
Anthony Williams is a speaker, consultant and co-author of the groundbreaking bestseller (with Don Tapscott) Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, the breakthrough introduction to the new economics transforming business and competition with the emergence of web 2.0. Anthony helps organizations worldwide harness the power of collaboration innovation in business, government and society. He also co-authored the follow-up book Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World. Anthony's newest book is a TED eBook titled Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success.
Anthony is co-founder and president of the Centre for Digital Entrepreneurship and Economic Performance, a Canadian economic policy think-tank. He is a visiting fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a senior fellow for innovation with the Lisbon Council in Brussels.
Among other appointments, he is an advisor to GovLoop, the world’s largest social network for government innovators and a founding fellow of the OpenForum Academy, a global research initiative focused on understanding the impact of open standards and open source on business and society. Anthony is a committee member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Science for the EPA’s Future. He is also a chief advisor to Brazil’s Free Education Project, a national strategy to equip 2 million young Brazilians with the skills required for a 21st Century workforce.
As vice president of nGenera Insight, Anthony previously founded and led one of the world’s definitive investigation into the impact of Web 2.0 and wikinomics on the future of governance and democracy. His work has been featured in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Times of India and BusinessWeek. He has advised both Fortune 500 firms and international institutions, including the World Bank.
Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
Business Leaders Praise for Macrowikinomics
Macrowikinomics Special Report - Bloomberg Businessweek
Praise for Macrowikinomics:
"A Schumpeterian story of creative destruction." —The Economist
"Nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world." —The Huffington Post
"It's convincing. It's scary. It's exciting. Macrowikinomics is a masterpiece of a book."
—Elaine Cohen, CSRWire
The global economic crisis is a wakeup call to the world: we need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, but now have come to the end of their life cycle. The financial services industry, for example, does not just need fresh infusion of capital or some new regulations; it needs a whole new operating model — one based on transparency, sharing of intellectual property and global governance.
As the crisis has spread to other sectors in the economy and even other sectors of society, it is exposing structural weaknesses and modes of operation that no longer nurture social and economic growth. The recent collapse of many newspapers is just one storm-warning of more to come: conventional wisdom isn’t going to cut it for success in this century. We need to reinvent our institutions.
Another example: We face no challenge today that is more important than creating a green energy grid and reindustrializing the planet for sustainability. And for the first time in human history, the peoples of the world are building a global movement to solve this problem — a movement in which everyone is on the same side.
So while the burning of the global economic platform is propelling change, simultaneously the digital revolution is driving new opportunities and a new generation of digital natives is entering the workforce, people who think differently and bring a new and much-needed set of skills to our problems.
Anthony Williams and Don Tapscott have unique insights and bold proposals for how to transform these institutions to meet the challenges posed in the new century by new media, a new generation and a new economy.
Tap the full potential of the emerging networked economy and its self-organized, mass-participatory communities.
A brilliant primer on one of the most profound changes of our time, Wikinomics will prove indispensable to any business that wants to understand the forces driving competitiveness in the twenty-first century.
To succeed, it will not be sufficient to simply intensify existing management strategies. Leaders must think differently about how to compete and be profitable, and embrace the new art and science of collaboration that has made Wikipedia and other Web 2.0-based enterprises so successful. We are talking about deep changes in the structure and modus operandi of the corporation, our economy and the internet, based on new competitive principles such as openness, peering, sharing, and acting globally.
Anthony’s presentations offer first-hand access to the principles and methods of Wikinomics and the competitive advantage that they represent. A second edition of the book was released in April 2008 that includes much new material.
Wikinomics was named one of the best business books of 2007 by
The Financial times
The Miami Herald
The Huffington Post
BusinessWeek's innovation reporter
- Co-founder and President of the Centre for Digital Entrepreneurship and Economic Performance
- Visiting Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
- Senior Fellow for Innovation, Lisbon Council
- Program Chair for the 18th World Congress on Information Technology
- Committee Member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Science for the EPA’s Future
- Chief Advisor, Brazil’s Free Education Project
- Advisor, GovLoop
- Founding Fellow, OpenForum Academy
- Former Senior Fellow, nGenera Insight
- Consultant to the World Bank and other international institutions
- Published in Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Times of India, and other publications
- Masters in Research & Political Science, London School of Economics