Don Tapscott is well known to many Canadians for his insights on business and technology, and as the author of 15 books. But he’s also a passionate musician who cobbled together a band 15 years ago made up of himself and six executives from the finance and investment world: Gerry Throop, Jim Hardy, Stewart Borden, Vince Mazza, Trish Fonberg and Duke McKenzie.
Every country needs to consider a Bill of Rights for the Digital Age and the meeting has already catalyzed a wave of global activity to ensure that governments, corporations and others do the right thing.
This growing rich-poor disconnect was a major theme at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, which took place the week prior to Mr. Obama’s speech.
Rapidly crossing geographic, gender and generational boundaries, digital technologies are shifting power from traditional hierarchies to networked heterarchies. If you want to know where society is headed, follow the technology.
Renowned economist Ronald Coase died last week at the age of 102. Among his many achievements, Mr. Coase was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Economics, largely for his inspiring 1937 paper The Nature of the Firm.