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Keynote Address: Emerging Issues NC
Feb18

Keynote Address: Emerging Issues NC

Don Tapscott was the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Emerging Issues Forum. The forum featured some of the world’s top thinkers about the future to speak on the state of innovation, from business to education to health. Don spoke about trends in the innovation economy and the importance of Millennials. “I think that the digital age is moving so quickly, it’s kind of getting beyond our capacity as individuals,...

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Best Advice: Leave the Executive Fast Track to Become an Entrepreneur
Feb10

Best Advice: Leave the Executive Fast Track to Become an Entrepreneur

Thirty-five years ago (yep, that sure dates me), a colleague dragged me kicking and screaming away from my fast-track executive career to join her in launching our own company. At the time, I was deeply anxious — worried this would end up being the biggest mistake of my career. It turned out to be the best professional advice I’ve ever had. It’s an amazing story, actually. In the late 1970s, I was hired as a researcher at Canada’s...

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Could Huronia hospital become a Banff Centre of the east?
Feb05

Could Huronia hospital become a Banff Centre of the east?

The Star’s Martin Knelman asked Don Tapscott and other cultural heavyweights about the possibility of turning the shuttered Huronia hospital into a Banff Centre of the East. “This could be the most important development for the region since the arrival of Samuel de Champlain,” says Tapscott, a prophet of the digital economy, a bestselling author and an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management....

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Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain
Feb02

Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos is over for another year. Amazingly, most of what was discussed this year had not been on the radar a year ago. A year ago there was no discussion of oil prices dropping to say $50; the acronym ISIS was never mentioned; conflict over the Ukraine or any other-state conflicts were not mentioned; and the mood was generally optimistic – for example, Europe was heartily on the mend. Welcome...

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Extreme Disparity of Wealth Dominates Davos
Jan28

Extreme Disparity of Wealth Dominates Davos

(Davos) With extreme wealth also comes extreme political clout which results in extreme human suffering, said Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International at a panel session this week in Davos. Byanyima helped set the tone for this year’s World Economic Forum by releasing the comprehensive report on Monday that disclosed the world’s richest one percent are on track own more than half the world’s wealth by next year. It...

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CBC Radio Interview – The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0?
Jan25

CBC Radio Interview – The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0?

Don Tapscott was interviewed by Spark, Canada’s tech, trends, and fresh ideas show on CBC Radio. Twenty years after writing his bestseller The Digital Economy, Don Tapscott looks at the new challenges facing the digital economy and asks the questions every thought leader needs to ask in order to...

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