Wikipedia’s Community-Based Business Model – Jimmy Wales

Complete video at: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales reveals that only 30 staffers power Wikipedia, one of the most visited websites on the Internet. While Wales jokes that he is “a really fast typist,” he reminds us that “the actual production of the encyclopedia is done by the community.” —– In a high-level session, four disruptive entrepreneurs discuss what disruption is all about: Mitchell Baker (Mozilla), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Niklas Zennstrom (Atomico) and – also moderating the discussion – Yossi Vardi (DLD Co-Chairman) all have created organizations or products that disrupted their industries. It turns out there are a few things all of them have in common: Serving a huge user base with a very small organization; getting the users actively involved in the main business of your company; and an open mind to collaboration and partnership over competition. – DLD Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales (born August 7, 1966 in Huntsville, Alabama) is the founder, board member and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit corporation that operates the Wikipedia project, and several other wiki projects, including Wiktionary and Wikinews. He is also the co-founder, along with Angela Beesley, of the for-profit company Wikia, Inc.
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14 Responses to Wikipedia’s Community-Based Business Model – Jimmy Wales

  1. VisioninScience says:

    Anyone who learns from wiki is an idiot. NOT the other way around. Research “gaslighting”.

  2. imarketingsoftware says:


  3. el druida says:

    oh yeah? tell that to the venezuelans who have supported the systematic destruction of the economy voting for Chavez for 13 years now. The risk of democracy is the ignorance of the majority, The country is a living nightmare and it gets worst every year but people still vote for Chavez because he gives away booze, food and other stuff 2 months before the elections. Democracy is an overated system and should not be fully trusted, if the majority is ignorant, it’s not going to work.

  4. wikipedosuk says:

    yea model for pedos jimbo wants clobal call to get more pedos this is beneath the surface pure shit world’s place for pedophiles!fuk dont CREATE FUCKIN WIKIPEDIA SHIT DONT SPONSOR IT, BEST STUFF AND ALL ITS LINKS BOOKMARK 100% TRUTH WIKIPEDIA-WATCH ORG!RULES!

  5. arnomelez says:

    Democracy is not a dictatorialship of majority.

  6. KaitlynBenx says:

    Russain women need to meet you

  7. xtc340 says:

    lol arnomelez, I guess you’re from the only country in the world that doesn’t recognise the Armenian genocide. Good luck on joining the EU! Oh wait, am I insulting Turkishness? Maybe when you drop the dickish nationalism which holds everyone back, others might start listening.

  8. arnomelez says:

    Jimmy why don’t you go to your Armenian masters to beg money for. They can help you.Fortunately they found a dog like you to bark whenever they want for their filthy propoganda. They are very lucky.

  9. Andreas Sminthis says:

    Wikipedia = the Light (Even with its flaws and imperfections). People who dislike Wiki = Apes.

  10. stagesix6 says:


  11. Experiment47 says:

    People who attack Wikipedia are idiots, it’s a fantastic gateway to knowledge.

  12. QuasistellarQuark says:

    If the position opens I would like to be nominated for Wikipedia Reader in Chief.

  13. GOPsithlord says:

    I only use wiki as a door to more reputable and legitimate sources. If there’s one thing I can credit wikipedia with its at least growing more conscious of citing when source material is questionable and being able to check the source is extremely useful.

  14. Steadno says:

    i use wiki every day!

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