Monthly Archives: December 2011

Final Installment: My 20 Big Ideas For 2012

Without fundamental reform, universities will not be able to compete with cheaper and more effective online education providers. While many young people are still going to university, a growing portion of the best and the …   Read more

Part Two: My 20 Big Ideas For 2012

In Egypt and Tunisia we saw a revolution in how to foment revolutions.  Now we need to reinvent how to build democracies. Enabled by social media, anti-government leadership in these two countries came from the …   Read more

Part 3: My 20 Big Ideas For 2012

Countries everywhere are struggling to develop effective yet affordable healthcare systems.  But all these debates assume an old model of health where patients are passive recipients of medical care and play little or no role …   Read more

20 Big Ideas For 2012

What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism “The future is not something to be predicted, it’s something to be achieved,” let me suggest 20 transformations (which Reuters will publish in four …   Read more

Don Tapscott New Marketing Juror For Shorty Awards

The Real-Time Academy Marketing Jury, the group of judges that decide the winners of the Shorty Industry Awards are delighted to announce that Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and …   Read more

The FTC Saves Facebook From Itself

Facebook’s executives are no doubt licking their wounds about the tough sanctions imposed on the company by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The social media juggernaut must now redesign its systems and policies to protect …   Read more

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 …   Read more

Don Tapscott At European Commissions’s First Innovation Convention

On the 5th and 6th of december the European Commission held it’s first Innovation Convention @ Brussels. A conference full of top political leaders like President of the Commission Barroso and Angela Merkel who presented …   Read more

Looking Back On My 2011 Projections

One thing pundits rarely do is review their own prognostications.  A year ago I published “10 big themes for 2011” – related to how the digital revolution changes business and society.  It’s helpful to review …   Read more