The New Interdependence: Four Pillars of Society
Aug08

The New Interdependence: Four Pillars of Society

The “networked” approaches to public value and new models of global problem solving are enabled in part by the evolution of global society and the growth of an interdependent world. The digital revolution changes the way we organize capability in society to innovate, and create wealth and public value. There are now four pillars of society that increasingly rely on each other for success and even survival. 1. Most agree that...

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The Rise of New Institutional Models and Architectures
Aug04

The Rise of New Institutional Models and Architectures

Smart organizations are encouraging, rather than fighting, the heaving growth of massive online communities, many of which emerged from the fringes of the web to attract tens of millions of participants overnight. Even ardent competitors are collaborating on path-breaking science initiatives that accelerate discovery in their industries. Indeed, as a growing number of firms see the benefits of mass collaboration, this new of way...

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Technology Push for Change
Jul28

Technology Push for Change

Over the past 30 years, the digital revolution and specifically the Internet have evolved and grown in ways no one could have imagined. The Internet continues to fundamentally transform how business is conducted, how government operates and how individuals interact. It has become one of the greatest catalysts of economic and societal development of all time. What the Internet pioneers created as an open platform for sharing data is...

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Demand Pull For Change
Jul24

Demand Pull For Change

Throughout the twentieth century nation-states cooperated to build global institutions to facilitate joint action and address global problems. Many of these organizations were created in the aftermath of WWII. In 1944, 44 Allied nations gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to develop a series of commercial and financial relationships for the industrial world. This led to the creation of the International Monetary Fund, The World...

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Do we need to rescue our kids from the digital world?
Jun17

Do we need to rescue our kids from the digital world?

Our children are creating a very large digital footprint, but will they have more control over data than us, the BBC wonders? They turned to Don Tapscott for his take on privacy, and teaching children about communications and ramifications. Read the full article on the...

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New Graduates Must Help to Fix a Broken World
Jun08

New Graduates Must Help to Fix a Broken World

Today’s Toronto Star excerpts Chancellor Don Tapscott’s convocation address to the new graduates of Trent University. “A new civilization is emerging, enabled by a communications revolution and created by a your generation.”

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