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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Businesses Should Move on From Cold Hard Cash
Jun03

Businesses Should Move on From Cold Hard Cash

According to a new study by the Global Solution Networks program at The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, companies that base their transactions and business on money made of atoms, not digital bits, suffer big time. Is cash bad for business?

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