The Best Books for Business Owners

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MacroWikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

We've seen a glut of books on crowdsourcing lately, but MacroWikinomics paints an unusually panoramic picture of how collaboration-on-steroids will play out. Don Tapscott, a business consultant, and Anthony Williams, a fellow at the Lisbon Council, have done a grand job ferreting out exciting examples in everything from R&D to education to health care. They then extrapolate the current state of the art to a credible future where, for example, average citizens going about their daily lives can easily collect information on things like food safety and air quality to feed back to regulators. Sounds far-fetched? Street sweepers in San Francisco are already measuring pollution levels. You'll say "cool" repeatedly.
—Recommended by Leigh Buchanan