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.

Real Dangers Of Thoughtless Sharing

The longer term, societal effects of a general loss of privacy due to ubiquitous data availability and surveillance are not well-understood. The ability to record nearly everything and to make that record available to others is unprecedented in human history, and defeats parallels. What will it be like to grow up in a world that does not forget? Will comments posted online at age 14 discourage people from seeking public office or speaking out years later, out of fear?   Read more

To Share Or Not To Share

Privacy is nothing if not the freedom to be let alone, to experiment and to make mistakes, to forget and to start anew, to act according to conscience, and to be free from the oppressive …   Read more

Living Out Loud — Should We All Be More “Open?”: The Upside Of Sharing

The ubiquity of digital gadgets and sensors, the pervasiveness of networks and the benefits of sharing very personal information through social media have led some to argue that privacy as a social norm is changing …   Read more

To Share Or Not To Share

The tensions between information freedom and personal control are exploding today and not simply because of the benefits of sharing information using new media. Rather there are massive commercial, government interests along with malevolent individuals …   Read more

CBC Music A Good Step In The Right Direction

To borrow a title from one of Shakespeare’s plays, the opposition to CBC’s new music service is much ado about nothing. At no cost to the listener, the service streams Canadian music over the Internet, …   Read more

Can We Retain Privacy In The Era Of Big Data?

Our society is collectively creating, storing and communicating information at nearly exponential rates of growth. Most of this data is personally identifiable, and third parties control much of it. This personal data will be archived …   Read more

Should We Ditch The Idea Of Privacy?

Since I co-authored a book on privacy and the Internet 15 years ago I’ve been writing about how to manage the various threats to the security and control of our personal information. But today I find myself …   Read more

What Happened To ‘Yes We Can’?

At this pivotal moment in the presidential race, President Barack Obama and his re-election team need to focus on a key question that could influence the outcome of this year’s election: How do they get …   Read more

Kony 2012: Rethinking Global Problem Solving

The ‘Kony 2012’ director who was found naked in the street will remain in the hospital for several weeks. Danica Russell, Jason Russell’s wife, attributed her husband’s “reactive phsychosis” to the “sudden transition from relative anonymity to worldwide attention — both raves and ridicules, in a matter of days.”   Read more

Episode Three Of ReCivilization Is Now Online: Collaborative Healthcare

In part three of ReCivilization, Don examines the future of health care and medicine, where patients become co-managers of their own wellness, and use the web to network with each other for support, knowledge, and …   Read more