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Don Tapscott: Transforming capitalism won’t happen without leadership

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.

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From Personal to Corporate Privacy. My Seven-Part Series in Toronto Star.

With radical transparency, all of our identities and behaviours become flattened and observable by others — and we lose control. We need a robust system for preserving our ability to maintain multiple and separate identities in the emerging real and virtual world of ubiquitous surveillance. This is a challenge, but our fundamental freedoms depend on getting the identity question right.

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The Need for a Personal Digital Privacy Strategy

The tensions between information freedom and personal control are exploding, and not simply because of the benefits of sharing information using new media. Massive commercial and government interests, along with malevolent individuals, have much to gain as each of us reveals highly granular personal information, much of it in the public domain by default.

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Canada’s Online Beehive

In an age of media fragmentation and balkanization, critics may suggest that the need for the CBC is reduced and that cutting funding would be an easy way for Ottawa to save money. But the reality is that Canada needs a 21st century public broadcaster more than ever.

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Canada’s Big Thinkers Have Some Old-Fashioned Advice for Saving the World

In a world complicated by financial collapse and an increasingly disenchanted public, Canadians Don Tapscott, Roger Martin and Henry Mintzberg spoke to the Star about their Big Ideas for 2012. The three are among the latest Thinkers50 — the definitive list of business gurus from around the world, published every two years.

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Digital Technology Can Bring Democracy to Life

On Monday at the MaRS Centre in downtown Toronto, Research and Innovation Minister Glen Murray unveiled an important example of how digital technologies can bring to life the fuzzy “participatory democracy” notion championed decades ago by former prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Murray made the announcement at the province’s first Social Innovation Summit, which brought together […]

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Digital Technology Can Bring Democracy to Life

On Monday at the MaRS Centre in downtown Toronto, Research and Innovation Minister Glen Murray unveiled an important example of how digital technologies can bring to life the fuzzy “participatory democracy” notion championed decades ago by former prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Murray made the announcement at the province’s first Social Innovation Summit, which brought together […]

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