Online Communities and Social Networking references

A Listmania! list by Rawn Shah (USA)
The list author says: "This list focuses on managing online communities as a practice, and incorporates many ideas of knowledge management, communities of practice, social networking, brand building, community development, and global communities."
Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age
1.  Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan J. Watts
The list author says:
  "Deeply informative on degrees-of-separation and peer networks, but not an easy read."
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In Good Company: How Social Capital Makes Organizations Work
2.  In Good Company: How Social Capital Makes Organizations Work by Don Cohen
The list author says:
  "Good read on social capital and intra-organization communities of practice. This is from a more traditional view of social networks and SN-analysis, but also describes how they can come about. Similar to "The Hidden Power of Social Networks""
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Working Knowledge
3.  Working Knowledge by Thomas H. Davenport
The list author says:
  "Good big-picture view of the issues of knowledge management but lacks the online social networking story,"
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Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers
4.  Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers by Thomas H. Davenport
The list author says:
  "More updated on knowledge management but still not enough info on online social networking story"
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Creating Value with Knowledge: Insights from the IBM Institute for Business Value
5.  Creating Value with Knowledge: Insights from the IBM Institute for Business Value by Eric Lesser
The list author says:
  "Good backgrounder. This is an early book and focuses on the more traditional view of social networks and capital."
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The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
6.  The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
The list author says:
  "Great worldwide view of impact of globalization, and points to new opportunities for online communities. Easy to read and very nicely detailed to support the concepts through introspection and interviews."
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The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
7.  The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson
The list author says:
  "Good coverage of new business opportunity in online catalogs and social interaction. Very good read. Like "The World is Flat" and "The Wisdom of Crowds", it brings out a new idea in terms of high-level-view of products, services, and societies, as well as describing new business opportunities."
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The Elephant and the Flea
8.  The Elephant and the Flea by Charles B. Handy
The list author says:
  "Good book on how agile smaller companies are taking over the business world. It's a little slow to read but is an early book that came before the Internet really took off. Prescient."
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
9.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "Good background on how influencing the right small changes can have a big impact. It talks about the people roles that influence these changes."
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We The Media
10.  We The Media by Dan Gillmor
The list author says:
  "Definite reader for an overview of how journalism is changing with public/social participation."
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Buzzmarketing: Get People to Talk About Your Stuff
11.  Buzzmarketing: Get People to Talk About Your Stuff by Mark Hughes
The list author says:
  "I didn't think too much about this book. It simply words out a lot of practices out there. The book could have been summarized in a 10-page paper (but then they wouldn't be selling a book right?)"
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The Wisdom of Crowds
12.  The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
The list author says:
  "This is one of the better "backgrounder" or "why" books I've come across giving some interesting relational ideas to converging knowledge across groups. However, I feel that some of the ideas are too specific and not generalizable."
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Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life
13.  Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
The list author says:
  "On my reading list"
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The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations
14.  The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations by Robert L. Cross
The list author says:
  "Worth the money. It mostly focuses on basic social network analysis methods but the ideas on Charging up your network, as well as a section on different user roles is a must read."
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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
15.  Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam
The list author says:
  "On my reading list"
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The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
16.  The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler
The list author says:
  "On my reading list"
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Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
17.  Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Anthony D. Williams
The list author says:
  "I was actually a little disappointed since I was expecting more than another "why" book. It feels like "We the media" or "The Wisdom of Crowds" all over again."
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The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
18.  The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Rod A. Beckstrom
The list author says:
  "This book has good ideas on networks created based on peer-relationships as well as ideas on how to encourage peer group networks to grow. There are some well defined ideas even if a little brief. This book feels like a summary but does it well and is a quick read."
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The Culting of Brands: When Customers Become True Believers
19.  The Culting of Brands: When Customers Become True Believers by Douglas Atkin
The list author says:
  "Eye-opener brand building approach. It touches on community identity building as related to building a brand. This book describes a phase oriented approach to brand-building, and describes the behavior at successful brands with true loyalists such as Apple, Harley-Davidson, etc. In comparison to "The Starfish/Spider", this looks at non-ad-hoc groups and is a good complement to the other."
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Outside Innovation: How Your Customers Will Co-Design Your Company's Future
20.  Outside Innovation: How Your Customers Will Co-Design Your Company's Future by Patricia B. Seybold
The list author says:
  "On my reading list."
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Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape
21.  Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape by Henry William Chesbrough
The list author says:
  "On my reading list."
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Market-Based Management (4th Edition)
22.  Market-Based Management (4th Edition) by Roger J. Best
The list author says:
  "A good basis for "traditional" customer-centric marketing concepts, metrics, and strategies. I use it as a basis to consider ideas of how this translates from products to communities."
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Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks
23.  Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks by Mark Buchanan
The list author says:
  "A very engaging book looking at the mathematical foundations of the theory of networks and complexity. It applies broadly to many fields including sociology, biology, physics, business, geography, and certainly to all kinds of relationships. It is a much better explanation than even Watts and Strogatz's book."
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The Future of Management
24.  The Future of Management by Gary Hamel
The list author says:
  "Opens eyes to new ways of managing people through case studies of the management philosophies of WL Gore, Whole Foods and Google.

It hints at the changes to working with people in social software. Needs more on that front."
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Organizational Culture and Leadership (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership)
25.  Organizational Culture and Leadership (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership) by Edgar H. Schein
The list author says:
  "THE book on Organizational culture but also very useful understanding any kind of culture. I am applying those ideas to different models of social computing and online communities"
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Last updated: 7/31/08
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