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Tapscott named the world’s most influential digital thinker by Thinkers50
Nov16

Tapscott named the world’s most influential digital thinker by Thinkers50

Don Tapscott has been named the world’s most influential leader in digital thinking, as well as the second-most influential living management thinker overall, at the Thinkers50 awards ceremony and gala. Founded in 2001, Thinkers50 provides a definitive list of the 50 most influential thought leaders in the world, published every two years. They also provide special awards for leaders in categories such as strategy, innovation and digital thinking. Previous winners include Peter Drucker, CK Prahalad and Clayton Christenson. This is the ninth publication of the Thinkers50 rankings, and the fourth time Tapscott has been included in the top ten. The number one rank this year was claimed by former Rotman School of Management Dean Roger Martin, making this the first year that both the first and second-place rankings are held by Canadians. At the gala, Don was also honoured with the “Digital Thinkers Award” alongside his son and co-author, Alex Tapscott, recognising them as the most important thinkers about the digital age in the past two years for their work in Blockchain Revolution. “This is, among other things, a vote of confidence from the thought leadership community in the potential of blockchain technology to change management,” said Don Tapscott. “It is my hope that this will encourage even more people to think about the ways blockchain can be used to build a better, more prosperous world for...

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Two Canadians top the 2017 Thinkers50 List of Management Thinkers
Nov14

Two Canadians top the 2017 Thinkers50 List of Management Thinkers

13 Nov London, England Two Canadians led the rankings of the top 50 management thinkers in the world. Roger Martin of University of Toronto’s Rotman School was ranked number one, and Don Tapscott was a close runner up, coming in at the 2nd most influential management thinker at the Thinkers50 Gala. Tapscott was also recognized for his pioneering work with his son, Alex Tapscott, on their book Blockchain Revolution. The duo received the Digital Thinking Award. Other nominees in the prestigious category included Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee of MIT, Kate Darling of MIT, Jose Esteves of Spain’s IE Business School, Martin Ford, futurist, Anindya Ghose of NYU, Sherry Turkle of MIT and Hu Yong of Peking University. Read the Thinkers50 Press...

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Digital Transformation: Interview with Don Tapscott, Author of “Blockchain Revolution”
Jul29

Digital Transformation: Interview with Don Tapscott, Author of “Blockchain Revolution”

Don Tapscott talks about the dark side of the digital age and the need for a new social contract.

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WEF Report: Realizing the Potential of Blockchain
Jun28

WEF Report: Realizing the Potential of Blockchain

At today’s World Economoic Forum Annual Meeting of the Champions, the WEF published an in-depth report on Blockchain, written by Don Tapscott. The paper talks about bitcoin and how it should be governed to maximise the the potentially huge benefits to society. Download the Paper The meeting, first established in 2007, “convenes the next generation of fast-growing enterprises shaping the future of business and society, and leaders from major multinationals, government, media, academia and civil society. Watch an outtake of the...

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Creating a New Social Contract for the Digital Economy
May26

Creating a New Social Contract for the Digital Economy

Friends.  At the end of Blockchain Revolution, Alex Tapscott and I call for the creation of a new social contract.  Technology is breaking down our the agreements that grew from the industrial age  – about employment, economic opportunity, public discourse, the integrity of democracy and other profound  issues.  Over the last year I’ve been thinking about this and have worked with researcher Joan McCalla to get an initial draft on paper.   Download The New Social Contract   I’d like to know your thoughts!  If you have quote worthy insights you may well end up in the document. I don’t know what this will become.  I could be anything from a book or online community to a manifesto for a political party.   What do you...

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Governor General David Johnston congratulates Don Tapscott on winning the 2017 Digital Pioneer Award
May01

Governor General David Johnston congratulates Don Tapscott on winning the 2017 Digital Pioneer Award

2017 Digital Pioneer Award Recipient: Don Tapscott Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. Don was the originator of the term ‘Digital Economy’ and one of the first people to predict the internet’s dramatic effects on business and government on a global scale. He has published over 15 books, including The Digital Economy Anniversary Edition: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence (October 2014); Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet (2012); Grown Up Digital (2008); and, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006). His most recent project is BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION (2016), a book written in collaboration with his son Alex, that showcases new technologies that ensure privacy and protection while also making exchanges of currency more convenient, and how the theories behind technology can be applied to other fields to help society.   Learn more about the Digital Pioneer...

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