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.

A New Kind Of Revolution

In Tunisia or Egypt, there’s no George Washington or Mao Zedong ready to take power. So who or what is going to take charge? Throughout history, revolutions always had leadership. Leaders articulated ambitions, co-ordinated logistics …   Read more

The State Of The World: 10 Belated Reflections On 2011 Davos

It is my custom after attending Davos to formulate my top 10 reflections. These are not necessarily the top issues discussed at Davos but rather some observations about the state of the world. 1. The …   Read more

Tunisia, Egypt And The Coming Generational Explosion

The anti-government uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt are featuring prominently in discussions here at Davos. And rightly so. The world is a powder keg as a demographic tidal wave of young people enter a jobless …   Read more

New Models For The New Realities

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of hosting a session on the new realities with the World Economic Forum’s community of young global leaders. The session addressed the question: If structural change is becoming the …   Read more

The Globe And Mail: How To Take Part In Davos From Afar

Wish you were in Davos but didn’t get an invite? Do the next best thing: participate online. The Forum is using familiar social media tools to make its proceedings more open and help the public …   Read more How To Take Part In Davos From Afar

If you can’t be in Davos, do the next best thing: participate online. The Forum is using social media to make its proceedings more visible and help the public engage with attendees. The Forum wants …   Read more

While Think Tanks Abound, Davos Has Become A ‘Do’ Tank

I have attended the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos for a dozen years and I can’t recall a more important session than the one that starts Wednesday. Let’s face it – the world …   Read more

Big Themes For 2011

As I expected 2011 is already turning out to be a volatile and interesting year. Many have asked me for my views on what to expect so I thought I’d jot down a few belated …   Read more

Edge World Question Center Response: Designing Your Mind

What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit? Given recent research about brain plasticity and the dangers of cognitive load, the most powerful tool in our cognitive arsenal may well be design. Specifically, we can …   Read more

Major Trends And Developments For The Coming Year

Thanks largely to the Internet, long-standing monopolies and power imbalances are being challenged as more people from more regions of the world connect, collaborate, and compete on the global stage. Young digital natives everywhere are …   Read more