No Middleman Is Safe In the Digital Economy
Dec20

No Middleman Is Safe In the Digital Economy

Canadian Business Magazine profiled Don Tapscott’s reflections on the middleman and how to find places for growth in the digital economy. When Don Tapscott’s The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of the Networked Economy was published in 1994, travel website Expedia was just a skunkworks project within Microsoft. Twenty years later, the company is the perfect example of a phenomenon that Tapscott detailed in his...

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Don Tapscott revisits ‘The Digital Economy’, his internet predictions
Dec14

Don Tapscott revisits ‘The Digital Economy’, his internet predictions

Don Tapscott was interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC Radio in Canada. From apps to uploads, from smartphones to digital dailies …technologies have disrupted businesses, society, government and privacy. And 20 years ago, Canadian thinker and business executive Don Tapscott signaled much of the change in his book, “The Digital Economy”. We speak with Don Tapscott on what he got right and what surprised him....

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MIT Innovations: Introducing Global Solution Networks
Dec08

MIT Innovations: Introducing Global Solution Networks

Don Tapscott has written the lead essay in this quarter’s Innovations, a distinguished quarterly journal published by MIT Press. The issue focuses on The Dynamics of Development as it pertains to the journal’s three main areas of interest: technology, governance and globalization. In the article, Tapscott writes: Nothing less than a massive transformation in the nature of government and governance is underway. Ideas about...

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BT: The Impact of Social Media
Dec01

BT: The Impact of Social Media

Don Tapscott’s interview on Breakfast Television in Canada discusses the Digital Economy and the impact of Social Media on our...

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Do Companies Still Need a CIO?
Nov24

Do Companies Still Need a CIO?

Introducing the IT Services Supermarket The IT Function has been under duress for many years. Prior to the introduction of the personal computer, the IT department controlled all technology use. With the PC and then later the early days of the web many business departments, such as marketing, R&D, and supply chain management, increasingly went outside of IT to procure and meet their technology needs. This trend has accelerated...

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Uber’s legal struggle underscores ‘promise and peril’ of digital age: Tapscott
Nov21

Uber’s legal struggle underscores ‘promise and peril’ of digital age: Tapscott

Business Reporter Michael Lewis interviewed Don Tapscott on key questions about the digital economy, including Uber’s legal battle and Netflix’s tax status in Canada. Just as the Digital Economy, 20th Anniversary Edition landed at retailers this fall a legal fight over a Web-based ride sharing service was heating up to neatly underscore the book’s subtitle: RethinkingPromise and Peril in the age of Networked Intelligence....

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