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In this summary, you will learn

  • What “We-Think” is
  • How this broad opportunity for collaboration via the Internet is changing society
  • What principles govern We-Think


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Why you should read We-Think

Charles Leadbeater offers a breezy, pleasant discussion of the Internet’s possibilities for collaboration. Much of his commentary will seem familiar to those who know the area. However, his predictions of widespread social transformation give readers more meaty ideas to consider. While he clearly looks forward to many of these changes, he explains just how and when they don’t work, and why this powerful transformation in collaboration via the Internet hasn’t affected many pockets of society. His awareness of the Web’s limits lends weight to his discussion of its upside potential. The book’s clarity and style make it accessible to the casual observer, but getAbstract recommends it even more to those who already are somewhat grounded in this topic and who want to consider all aspects of the World Wide Web’s real future potential.

About the Author

Charles Leadbeater wrote for Financial Times for 10 years. He is also the author of Living on Thin Air and Up the Down Escalator.

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  1. March 20, 2012 Jeramiah Townsend
    One of the "take away" notes was that this will help "democratize" the world. Sadly the author has no idea how to use this term properly.

    But yes - the web is a way to really get people to connect in ways we never could before. Social networking is a prime example.
  2. March 16, 2012 laura ter horst
    Hi Jodi,
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  3. March 14, 2012 Jodi Cross
    Not sure if it is my browser but I can print this out in a format that is readible. I prints in a small box format.
  4. March 12, 2012 Eve Broughton
    Im not sure how I feel about the summary. It reads more like a book review, Im unconvinced this is for me
    1. March 14, 2012 Erica Rauzin
      If it reads like a review, it's possible you haven't seen the whole documents. Our short recommendation is a review, but everything else is summarized information, from the 10 take-aways to the rest of the text. If you didn't see 5 pages, you didn't see all that we offer. I hope you'll take another look. We thought this was a really nice abstract -- Thanks, Erica Rauzin, getAbstract, managing editor
  5. March 10, 2012 Awu-Patricks Ulayi Patrick
    I can’t believe this, it is simply world class.
  6. February 27, 2012 sumer rajvans
    nice thinking
  7. February 15, 2012 Myra Rispress
    M rispress Febrary 15 2012
    Learning something every day
  8. February 7, 2012 Jose Assumpcao
    Toooooo short.... How would you summarize a book as deep as balanced scorecard in too few lines?
  9. February 5, 2012 Brooke Burnside
    im confused!
  10. January 21, 2012 Mohamed Elwan
    think think & think
  11. January 11, 2012 Max Breiteneicher
    the summary is good.
  12. January 11, 2012 Fritz Dr. Weigang
    F. Weigang
    interesting summary
    consequence. Chance or evil,
    depends of user
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  15. December 31, 2011 Mian haqa
    This is a wonderful summary, well done dear
  16. December 30, 2011 Benedict Gnaniah
    True individualism is vanishing and as human race we are progressing as we understand there is power in collaboration
  17. December 24, 2011 Dr. gb pandipeddhi Gurumurti balakrishnan
    i completely agree with Leadbeater
  18. December 21, 2011 Lawrence Montano
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  20. December 14, 2011 ELSIDDIG ELBAKHET
    Generally, I think , it is good
  21. December 10, 2011 Bader Center
  22. November 28, 2011 Dr. gb pandipeddhi Gurumurti balakrishnan
    true. he is right in his perceptions. again it is true how many really correctly use the web for optimum benefits
  23. November 27, 2011 Matt Udermann
    are the optimized for viewibg on android phones? or am i an idiot?
  24. November 15, 2011 vidya tiwari
  25. November 9, 2011 Kehinde AYANLEYE
    This ignites!
  26. November 6, 2011 Stephen Gent
    thought provoking for me on a micro level - how to adapt its informality to a specific organisation
  27. November 4, 2011 Sasikanth Ramakrishnan
  28. November 1, 2011 Tim Hopkins
    not much new thinking here..
  29. October 28, 2011 Gbolahan Williams
  30. October 26, 2011 Akhilesh Shukla
    nice creation
  31. October 23, 2011 Olney Perry
    The summary seems to be good. I thought the book itself was an elaboration of the obvious.
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    Enciclopedia de Salud y Seguridad de la OIT
  34. September 22, 2011 Jewel Ainsworth Doxey
    Where is the download of The Greater Journey??
  35. September 21, 2011 Sen Debasish
    Awesome...........i like it .
  36. July 5, 2011 Noel Silva
    I Can't see the information on my Mac.
    1. July 5, 2011 Erica Rauzin
      If you click on the pdf icon, it should download and open immediately on your Mac as it does on mine. You can save the pdf by clicking on the save icon (looks like a little floppy disk) in the upper left. You may need to make sure you have Adobe Reader or Acrobat, but getAbstract has always worked smoothly on my Mac (I'm a staffer - so write, Noel, if you still have a problem, and we'll help). E. Rauzin
  37. May 6, 2011 Siddharth Issar
    Very precise reading
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  39. October 17, 2010 Hiral Patel
    Can't download the books using the links above!
    1. December 16, 2010 Mustapha Abdul
      Try listen now. You will hear the voice over of the abstract.

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