The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence – Review
Don Tapscott describes the Age of Network Intelligence as an all encompassing and revolutionizing phenomenon fuelled by the convergence of advancements in human communication, computing (computers, software, services) and content (publishing, entertainment and information providers), to create the interactive multimedia and the information highway. This new age is gradually forcing us to rethink the way we perceive the traditional definitions of economy, wealth creation, business organizations and other institutional structures. Such a shift in economic and social relationships holds promise and peril. The book focuses on three main areas – the new economy and factors that mould it; internetworking and how it relates to businesses and governments and lastly the need for strong progressive leadership who will be responsible for the transformation or will be the agents of change in this new era.