Monthly Archives: July 2012

On CBC’s Ideas: ReCivilization, Part 2: Open-Source Knowledge

ReCivilization airs on Ideas on July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10 on CBC Radio. Don Tapscott looks at the transformation of education and science. The sharing of knowledge is moving from the industrial-age model …   Read more

The Seven Imperatives For Highly Successful Business Revolutionaries

The following is an excerpt from the convocation speech given by Don Tapscott to the 2012 class of INSEAD, a graduate business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. You don’t need my advice …   Read more

Why Open-Source Principles Are A Recipe For Innovation

Two weeks ago, Amy Clark wrote that an open-source model can — and should — be applied to scientific research in the pharmaceutical industry. Using insights from Ashoka Fellow Stephen Friend, she showed that open-source science would eliminate redundant …   Read more

From Personal To Corporate Privacy. My Seven-Part Series In Toronto Star.

In the real world, we have many faces, roles or identities that we present in different contexts: mother, daughter, wife, boss, employee, shopper, citizen, participant, attendee, bystander, volunteer, coffee drinker, etc. They are all “public” …   Read more

Connecting To Solve The World’s Problems

Last month, MaRS had the pleasure of welcoming Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology, as a guest speaker in our Global Leadership series. In Don’s …   Read more

Don Tapscott: In Detail On The Inside Agenda Blog

Decades before this publishing deluge, Don Tapscott was thinking about how the Internet changes society, publishing numerous widely-read books over the last 30 years. The reason for this decades-long focus is simple: Technology and culture cannot …   Read more

Ask Tapscott: Q&A On Reinventing International Relations

In his latest book, Macrowikinomics, Don Tapscott posits that the web is ushering in nothing less than a new civilization, one defined by collaboration, sharing, openness, inter-dependence, and integrity. The old, top-down institutions are being …   Read more