In 1992 I founded the first newsletter focused on the development of the commercial Internet. Seventeen years later as Editor, and Publisher of the COOK Report on Internet Protocol, Technology Economics and Policy, I have compiled a uniquely detailed documentation of its development.
In order to understand why local control and independence is critical for the creation of new economic activity one must understand what John Seely Brown and John Hagel mean by "value creation" and "talent building" and what Jerry Michalski refers to as the "relationship economy." Since the duopoly has bought its way into power in Washington DC, I see the best return on one's investment as education at the edges in our local communities.
The edges are where the opportunity lies and where individuals are innovating and building solutions that enable cost effective change and local control. I offer an ongoing inventory of strategic leadership and tools for local change agents. Valuable new tools include Michael Bookey's America at the Internet Crossroads"; Tom Vest's US Netizen Networks, and CENIC's Open Community Camp.
Exploring the Decentralized, Edge Based, Internet Enabled, Relationship Economy
Editor___s Introduction: Jerry Michalski is one of the best known among the global group of analysts and bloggers who are charting the leading-edge of the impact of the cooperation and collaboration that the Internet has enabled for global business. Organizations that desire to understand and take advantage of the ways in which the Internet-enabled, open, real time, and remote collaboration between widely separated teams of people can create more value for the world in which they operate are those with which Jerry works.
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