A colleague recently pointed me at Peter Kruse and his work and theses. He is a leading German consultant with a focus on change management. Peter Kruse published a lot on youtube - very thought provoking statements about networking, common intelligence, open innovation, and how the internet changes the way we live, think, operate and collaborate in economies and societies.
On the "What's Next?" Blog there is a good interview with Peter Kruse in English where he takes sort of a tour de force on his thinking and theses around the internet and community work. Interesting and good food for thought.