Forbes Interview: Don Tapscott: Newspapers Are Communities

It has been Don Tapscott, known for his book Wikinomics, to say that opening the traditional newspaper model to specialized bloggers could be an important chance for innovating the newspaper industry.

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Ontario Business Report: Macrowikinomics Made Easy

The Ontario Business Report interviews Don Tapscott on reinventing the automotive, green tech, finance, and media industries.

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Macrowikinomics and rebooting the economy

This article is the first in a series of 12 over the next 3 weeks written by Anthony D. Williams and me based on our newly released book Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World. The book is receiving a lot of buzz.  The Economist calls it “a Schumpeterian story of creative Descruction.” The book argues that many of the institutions of the industrial age have finally come to the end of their lifecycle, and now being...

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Netflix: premium cable’s worst nightmare

This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek discusses Netflix’s relentless expansion as the DVD-by-mail service makes even better use of the Internet.  Instead of relying on the US Postal Service to deliver its product, Netflix is increasingly streaming content online.  The company is perfectly poised to profit as the Internet continues to suck the television networks and premium cable into its maw.  

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Will publishers rise to the challenge?

As an author of many books, I’m thankful for the hard work of my publishers, but I also I’m fascinated by changes in the publishing industry. An author self-publishing his or her book — also known as the “vanity press” —  has traditionally been viewed with a bit of disdain.  It usually meant that the author was unable to find a publisher willing to risk the time and money required to bring a book to market, either because...

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