Openness is in. It empowers and creates freedom. What can this mean for you and I? Don Tapscott gives us 4 principles that make up the new open world. This is the world we now live in. And I think we should say that’s a very good thing.
- Collaboration. Our organizations, companies, and governmental structures become more porous, open, and fluid.
- Transparency. Sunlight is always our friend. It’s vital that important information is seen.
- Sharing. This is the power of the commons. We release assets and intellectual rights. This causes everything to accelerate and rise.
- Empowerment. This happens through the distribution of knowledge and power.
Take in Tapscott’s talk below the jump. It’s more than interesting concepts. It’s already happening. But to engage conceptual thinking about what is happening, why it’s happening, and how it’s happening is very helpful to us.