Douglas Rushkoff was one of the first social commentators to identify the new culture around the internet. He has spent nearly a decade advising companies on the ways they can re-orient their businesses to the transformations the internet has caused. Through his speaking and consulting, Rushkoff has discovered an important and unrecognized shift in American business. Too many companies are panicked and operating in survival mode when the worst of the crisis has already passed.
Likening the internet transformation to the intellectual and technological ferment of the Enlightment, Rushkoff suggests we have a remarkable opportunity to re-integrate our new perspective with the work we actually do. Instead of running around trying to "think out of the box," Rushkoff demonstrates, now is the time to "get back in the box" and improve the way we do our jobs, run our operations and drive innovation from the ground up.
Combining stories gleaned from his consulting with a thrilling tour of history's dramatic moments and clever readings of cultural shift we've just experienced, Rushkoff offers a compelling vision of the simple and effective ways businesses can re-invigorate themselves.
"Get your highlighters out! There's a worldchanging idea on each and every page." -- Seth Godin, author of All Marketers are Liars
|Introduction: Renaissance Now||p. 1|
|The Nature of Technology||p. 21|
|The Networked Reality||p. 41|
|Social Currency: What People Really Value, and Why||p. 78|
|The Play is the Thing: Following the Fun||p. 107|
|Back in the Box||p. 152|
|Open Source Everything||p. 195|
|Call and Response: Answering Real Needs||p. 230|
|Epilogue: The New Renaissance Person||p. 270|
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Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 30th January 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Type: New edition