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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: Is the idea of radical openness in any way reactionary? I'm thinking specifically about the public's mistrust of Wall Street after the economy tanked. Do you think we, as consumers, are responding to companies like Zappos that share more information because we feel like we've been let down by a culture that was protective of information?
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      Feb 8 2013: Agreed. the whole sub-prime meltdown was caused in part by a lack of transparency. If the banks had been open they wouldn't have been able to create this mess.
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      Feb 8 2013: IN fact, in Macrowikinomics, Anthony and I argue that banks should start sharing risk management data to help them get a valuation of all the so-called "toxic assets" on their balance sheet. If they placed these assets in a commons and let the world's leading modellers go at them, the values could be determined and the assets disposed of. Evey Wall Street needs to open up, just to save itself.

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