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Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

Senior Editor, TED Books, TED Books


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How much of your information do you share? How much should corporations share? TED Books Q&A Friday at 3pm Eastern!

The way people connect and collaborate is undergoing an astonishing transformation. Smart organizations are shunning their old, secretive practices and embracing transparency. Companies are widely sharing intellectual property and releasing patents. And movements for freedom and justice are exploding everywhere.

In their new book, Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success, authors Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams show how this revolutionary new philosophy is affecting every facet of our society, from the way we do business to whom we choose to govern us.

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Authors and TED Speakers Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams will be joining us soon for a one-hour live conversation, Friday 2/8 at 3pm Eastern!


Closing Statement from Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

Thanks everyone for joining the conversation - and especially thanks to Don and Anthony for such thoughtful answers to our questions and thoughts.

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  • Feb 7 2013: I have not read the book that you stated above, but to answer your question I share a majority of my information with everyone and anyone. I have the mind set that the more people who know about my idea ultimately are giving me free advertising by word of mouth. You never know what networks the individual you are talking with has, and a life changing opportunity could always arise. I think the quote goes "being in the right place at the right time", well sharing your information always gives you that extra opportunity. I think corporations are currently sharing lots of their information because of the economy, and looking to invest and become profitable in nontraditional ways.
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      Feb 8 2013: Well in the book we make a distinction about openness for institutions (like corporations or governments) and individuals. Openness is an opportunity for institutions but not necessarily individuals. Each of as individuals need to defend our privacy.

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