Author Archives: Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott, one of the world's leading authorities on business strategy, is Chairman of Moxie Insight. He was founder and chairman of the international think tank New Paradigm before its acquisition 2007. Read more about Don.

New Op-Ed On CNN: Why A Naked Apple Would Be A Better Company

Foxconn, the high-profile electronics company that builds Apple’s iPhone and other products in China, is back in the headlines after workers rioted at its Taiyaun factory. Foxconn has attracted attention in the past for poor …   Read more

SAP Webinar On The Six Steps To A Truly Social Enterprise

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Don Tapscott, of the Tapscott Group along with James Fisher, VP Marketing, Analytics at SAP on how you can achieve a social enterprise. The Six Steps to a Truly …   Read more

Are Corporations People (Redux)? Why Jack Welch Is Wrong

The “are corporations people?” debate returned to the public eye when Elizabeth Warren made it part of her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Warren has had an ongoing feud with Republican …   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

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

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.   Read more

Is Privacy An Outmoded Idea In The Digital Age?

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

Corporate Secrecy And Personal Privacy Are Opposites

the advocates of personal openness err in thinking the same principles should apply to individuals. Corporations are fundamentally different from persons. Corporations are legal entities that society allows to be created and tasks them to achieve certain societal objectives. Corporations benefit enormously from the privilege of limited liability that society extends to them. As such they have obligations to us, including being appropriately transparent.   Read more

Big Brother 2.0

Recently the New York Times reported that “Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight.”   Read more

Corporations, The Main Beneficiaries Of Personal Sharing

The most powerful forces making the case for sharing personal information are not philosophers or media pundits — they are social media companies and other corporations who have a lot to gain from our social norms about privacy changing.   Read more