Cicero said, “We were born to unite with our fellow men and to join in community with the human race.” This compulsion may explain the recent swell of community-driven enterprises. In an interview with Ralf Dreischmeier of the Boston Consulting Group, entrepreneur Chris Anderson shares his firsthand experience of running a firm that has grown out of a community. getAbstract recommends Anderson’s unique perspective to fervent hobbyists seeking best practices for establishing a business with fellow enthusiasts.
In this summary, you will learn
- How technology-fueled innovation has upended industries and created open networks,
- How community-driven companies function, and
- How to manage community-driven companies today and into the future.
About the Speakers
Chris Anderson is the former editor-in-chief of Wired and author of The Long Tail. He co-founded 3D Robotics, a drone manufacturer. Ralf Dreischmeier is a managing director at the Boston Consulting Group’s London bureau.