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Don Tapscott Named #2 Top Most Influential Person in the Blockchain Industry
Apr18

Don Tapscott Named #2 Top Most Influential Person in the Blockchain Industry

Richtopia has compiled the top 100 Financial Tech insiders—the most important people who are pro-active about the possibilities of change enabled by the blockchain. Tapscott, whose power score was second only to Marc Andreeson, responded in his typical low-key way “Times are a...

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What the Blockchain Means for Economic Prosperity
Dec25

What the Blockchain Means for Economic Prosperity

Don and Alex Tapscott write about the Blockchain on CoinDesk, the world leader in news and information on digital currencies such as bitcoin, and its underlying technology – the blockchain. The Internet is entering a second era, one that gives us another shot to achieve a prosperous future. Yes, the digital revolution has brought countless wonders. The Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, mobile computing, geospaciality, Big Data and the cloud have all enabled advancements in virtually every aspect of life. But when it comes to business, a careful analysis shows that the changes to date are only scratching the surface. Capitalism’s basic institution, the corporation, has remained relatively unchanged. Hierarchy, vertical integration and bureaucracy – hallmarks of the industrial age – still reign. Read the full article on...

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Why My Kids Are My “Reverse Mentors”
Sep11

Why My Kids Are My “Reverse Mentors”

In the mid-1990s, I began studying the behaviours of kids when I noticed how my 10-year-old daughter was effortlessly able to use sophisticated technologies. At first, I thought, “She’s a prodigy!!!” but then I noticed all her friends were like that too, so I decided that was a bad theory. I began to theorize instead that this was the first time in history when children were an authority on something really important. (I was an authority on model trains when I was a kid.) Today, the 11-year-old at the table is an authority on revolution changing business and society. Continue reading on...

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What Netflix’s Extended Parental Leave Policy Really Means for Millennial Workers
Aug09

What Netflix’s Extended Parental Leave Policy Really Means for Millennial Workers

It’s great to hear that Netflix is offering employees up to one year of paid parent leave. This is a big move forward in one of the only countries on earth that does not guarantee parents leave with pay to care for a new baby. But as an employer, I think the real story is the way Netflix handles parents during that year. Netflix employees don’t have to stay at home with their baby for the entire time. They’re supposed to confer with managers and colleagues to decide how much work they can handle, and how much time they need at home with the baby. Continue reading on...

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Great Leaders Don’t Have Followers: They Collaborate
Jul21

Great Leaders Don’t Have Followers: They Collaborate

As Peter Drucker said years ago, stable times require excellence and good management. As we transition to a new age, our organizations need more; they need leadership. So managers shouldn’t just manage. Today they need to lead and think of themselves primarily as leaders rather than just managers. In the past, tinkering could do the trick. These times require deep innovation and transformation, though, and that means leadership. However, leadership is changing too. Continue reading on...

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These 5 Crises Show That Democratic Capitalism Is in Deep Trouble and Needs Fixing
Jun24

These 5 Crises Show That Democratic Capitalism Is in Deep Trouble and Needs Fixing

It’s now been almost four years since the Occupy Wall Street movement began. There has been much discussion of the so-called crisis of capitalism. But comparing today’s situation with previous tough and volatile times, is there really a crisis? Read Don Tapscott’s full article on The Huffington Post...

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