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.

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

Collaborating For Change In Healthcare

Despite the advancements of modern medicine, our basic approach to healthcare has remained unchanged for centuries. It assumes that physicians are smart and patients aren’t. Doctors wait in their office or hospital for sick people to come to them in order to be told what to do. Traditionally, patients have been passive and ill-informed, playing little or no role in deciding their own treatment.   Read more

Empowering Change Through Collaboration

I’m enthusiastic about taking on the role of “Curator” for social media week. Between now and my kickoff speech Feb 13 to cities around the world, I’ll be writing a series of articles to stimulate thinking and discussion in our global community.   Read more

Three Principles For A New Wall Street

Protesters set up the “Occupy Wall Street” base camp in New York a month ago because the location epitomizes the economic forces that control the U.S. and global economies. As one sign read: “This is not a recession. It’s a robbery.” To many it feels like just that.   Read more

World Economic Forum Meeting In Abu Dhabi Developing New Models For Understanding Complexity

Across the world, decision-makers are struggling to take action on critical economic, political and societal issues, because the appropriate conceptual models are lacking from which to develop a systemic understanding of the great transformation. This …   Read more

Social Lending

The financial services industry has always been the antithesis of P2P collaboration. Hierarchy is deeply entrenched in this industry, for good reasons such as security, auditing, and regulatory compliance.  But we are now seeing the …   Read more

G8 And The Internet: Sarkozy Messes With A Good Thing

The irony couldn’t be more obvious. After staging a piece of political theater called the E-G8, which French President Nicolas Sarkozy used as a platform to champion the notion of much tougher government control over …   Read more

Social Media Can Help Build Arab Governments Too

In the Arab world this winter, social media proved that it can facilitate rebellion and even topple regimes. Now it faces a much harder challenge. Can social media help to build new governments? The wiki …   Read more

The Need To Reinvent Venture Capital

The good news about Schumpeter’s creative destruction is that, thanks to the Internet and digital tools, it has never been easier to start a company. One study found that the availability of open source software, …   Read more

Why Did We Ignore Obama’s Social Media Lesson?

After watching how Barack Obama revolutionized campaigning for the digital age, it’s bizarre that, nearly three years later, the parties in our election all ran old-style campaigns of the broadcast era. The upshot was a …   Read more