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?
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.
If you were fed up with the intransigence of the Tea Party’s disciples during the federal government’s shutdown, there is no cause for optimism by its resolution. The system could again be hijacked in a few months by a small portion of one of two parties in one of the three branches of the government. A system that permits this has deep flaws.
Many of the features we take for granted in modern computing and communications can be traced back to the visionary work of Douglas Engelbart, who passed away last week at the age of 88.
The continuing global economic mess, growing inequalities and environmental destruction, to name a few crises, are causing many to ask: Is global capitalism fixable as a system, and if so, what is to be done? Three perspectives from Don Tapscott, Richard Florida and Roger Martin, in preparation for their Prosperity Experts @ Rotman Discussion Series.