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.

Citizens As Scientists

Earlier this week the New York Times Bits blog had a post about a new research project at ARM Holdings, the British chip designer.   Called mbed, ARM has put together a kit for a microcontroller, …   Read more

Netflix: Premium Cable’s Worst Nightmare

This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek discusses Netflix’s relentless expansion as the DVD-by-mail service makes even better use of the Internet.  Instead of relying on the US Postal Service to deliver its product, Netflix is increasingly streaming …   Read more

Educators To Crowdsource Solutions To Classroom Problems

For years I’ve argued that every institution needs to move from a “plan and push” mentality to a stance of “engage and co-create.” The new web enables all companies and other organizations to stop shoving …   Read more

OneBeep Offers One-Way Connectivity To Remote Communities

In true Wikinomics spirit, every year Microsoft’s Imagine Cup challenges students around the world to dream up new ways to use technology to solve some of the planet’s toughest problems. Participation in the contest has …   Read more

What Nature Teaches Us About Building Better Human Organizations

Here’s a book that’s just out in hardcover (and Kindle) and deserves reading: The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done. The …   Read more

Macrowikinomics In Running For Business Book Of The Year Award

The Financial Times has announced that MacroWikinomics is one of sixteen books on the longlist of competitors to win the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. More than 200 …   Read more

The Impending Demise Of The University

Universities are finally losing their monopoly on higher learning, as the web inexorably becomes the dominant infrastructure for knowledge serving both as a container and as a global platform for knowledge exchange between people.   Read more

The Capitalist Crisis – Who Does What Next?

Last week’s fraud charges against Goldman Sachs were a wake-up call that trouble still lies ahead for Wall Street. With the global economy remaining stalled, the deepening jobs crisis, a looming commercial real-estate meltdown and …   Read more

Innovating The 21st-century University

In the current issue of EDUCAUSE Review, Anthony D. Williams and I have a 6,000-word essay discussing the urgent issues facing universities, that left unresolved, would see intuitions of higher learning going into a death …   Read more

My Top Ten Themes From 2010 Davos, Part 2

The World Economic Forum has wrapped up and the small town of Davos is being returned to the skiers. I’ve developed my top ten themes from the five-day event. I posted themes 1 – 5 …   Read more