Don Tapscott can see the future coming ... and works to identify the new concepts we need to understand in a world transformed by the Internet.
Why you should listen
Don Tapscott takes a farseeing look at our digital, connected, hypercollaborative world. He's the CEO of Tapscott group and is the Founder and Chairman of Global Solution Networks.
He is an adjunct professor at Rotman School of Management, the Inaugural Fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute , and the Chancellor of Trent University.
In 2013, Thinkers50 listed Don as the 4th most important business thinker in the world. In 2015, he was appointed Senior Adviser to the World Economic Forum and to the Advisory Committee of WISeKey, a world-leading e-security company.
He has authored and co-authored 15 books about aspects of this new world, helping readers understand where the world is heading as our civilization fundamentally reshapes itself. In 1995, his book The Digital Economy was among the first to show how the internet would change the way we did business; in 2000, he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital. Other books include Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet and Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.
In his most recent works, he thinks deeply about newly possible collaboration "on an astronomical scale." As the Industrial Age comes to an end, all our institutions are challenged (state, corporations, schools), he argues--and suggests that we need to reboot and reinvent civilization.
What others say
“The Macrowikinomics assertion that 'there has never been a more exciting time to be human' is spot on.” — Michael Dell