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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 8 2013: Let's move into our personal lives a bit with this concept. Clearly, radical openness can help with political revolutions and making companies more innovative and competitive, but is it really necessary to share on the level that we are these days? What is the good of living our lives in public?
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      Feb 8 2013: there are some benefits to each of us being more open personally and we all share more information than we used to. But that doesn't mean that we should live our lives out loud. The fundamental problem with the case of radical personal openness is that we are a long way from a world where being open will not hurt us. A world, say, where employers don’t discriminate because an applicant has had a mental illness, held a certain political point of view, or was photographed as a teenager having a beer on Facebook. There are also bad actors and the danger of fraud, identity theft or inappropriate disclosure of personal information is also a problem.

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