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Top 25 Quotes from Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution
Oct12

Top 25 Quotes from Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution

Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on technology and business. He has authored over 15 books including Wikinomics, The Digital Economy, and Paradigm Shift. With his son, Alex Tapscott, he recently co-authored the book Blockchain Revolution, How the Technology behind bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. Blockchain Revolution has quickly become the leading publication on blockchain technology for beginners. One of biggest challenges to adoption of blockchain technology is education. It is a highly technical topic that one cannot fully learn and understand in one briefing, meeting or discussion. It truly takes a concerted study and because this technology is still so new, there are very few educational resources available to the public. Finally we have a book that demystifies Bitcoin and blockchain technology for the average person with or without a computer science background. Read the full article on...

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New Economy Talks with Don Tapscott
Oct07

New Economy Talks with Don Tapscott

In this video, Don Tapscott talks at the International Monetary Fund about blockchain and the new...

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How Trump’s Attack on Democracy Sets Up Hillary to Win Youth Vote
Oct04

How Trump’s Attack on Democracy Sets Up Hillary to Win Youth Vote

When Donald Trump says the system is rigged, how should we respond? Most of the pros, both Democratic and Republican, have said Donald Trump’s claim is not only outrageously wrong but is dangerous for American democracy. But what happens if a significant number of Americans, both Republican and Democratic, suspect that he’s right, that the system is somehow unfair? Take a look at voters under 30, who make up 21 per cent of eligible voters in the U.S. Less than 20 per cent of them voted in the last federal election, and you only have to listen to replays of the Bernie Sanders campaign to see why. Read the full article by Don on the Huffington...

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The Digital Conglomerate
Oct04

The Digital Conglomerate

A look back the prescient article co-authored by Don Tapscott: Digital Conglomerates: Setting the Agenda for Enterprise 2.0. The article, which has never been released publicly before, looks at several innovative companies of the time: Google uses its Maps application to help design self-driving cars. GE uses data from its medical electronic equipment to design population-based predictive models for actuaries. Amazon turns its demand-driven distribution centers into cutting edge venues for robotics innovation. In so doing, these companies design tech-driven innovations that combine multiple distinctive knowledge sets – on a massive commercial scale (maps that inform car designs, heart monitors that inform insurance policies, retail sales that inform robotics). To call Google, GE and Amazon technology companies misses the point. Google is in all sorts of sectors including advertising, social media, navigation, car design and robotics. GE is in appliances, healthcare, aerospace and professional services. Amazon is in retail, computer services, robotics and logistics. A new species of business is beginning to revolutionize almost every industry and the economy itself. Digital conglomerates use their massive cross-domain capabilities and information advantages to innovate, increase market share, and enter entirely new markets. In this respect they are quite unlike vaunted peers like Facebook, let alone niche players. Digital conglomerates will be the dominant enterprises of 21st century economies – and function as role models to Industrial Age conglomerates like General Motors, AT&T, and Exxon. Perhaps 10 years from now people will look back on Blockchain Revolution, struck by its...

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Fair trade music: Musicians should be fairly compensated for the value they create.
Sep30

Fair trade music: Musicians should be fairly compensated for the value they create.

In June, we participated in a session at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, about how the music industry is at a turning point. We argued that the blockchain revolution provides a new technology where musicians can finally be fairly compensated for their work. Since then there have been some exciting developments. Read the article by Imogen Heap and Don Tapscott on the Toronto Star. Image: British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap speaking at TechCrunch conference in London. (GETTY...

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