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Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott is Adjunct Professor of Management at the Rotman School of Management and co-author, with son Alex Tapscott, of Blockchain Revolution (published May 10).

Entries by Don Tapscott

Mark Carney Has Started A Revolution By Embracing Fintech And Blockchain

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 4:31 PM

Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney gives a press conference at the Bank of England in the City of London, on June 30, 2016. (MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

This post was co-written with Alex Tapscott.

In the aftermath of Britain's referendum vote...

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Global Solution Networks The Key To Building A Better World

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 3:40 PM


States can't tackle issues like climate change alone, and that's why global solution networks bring together corporations and stakeholders.

Historically, societies have attempted to solve global problems through states working together through institutions like the UN.

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also helped through advocating...

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Thriving After Brexit: The UK And EU Should Reboot On The Blockchain

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2016 | 10:22 AM

This post was co-written by Alex Tapscott

While the UK and the world grapple with the implications of last week's vote, a technological revolution is quietly unfolding that offers a glimmer of hope, not just to Britain, but also to Europe as...

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Blockchain - The Key To Powering Prosperity?

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 9:15 PM

This article is written by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott. It can create a true sharing economy.

Prosperity first and foremost is about one's standard of living. To achieve it, people must have the means, tools, and opportunities to create material...

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Is The Future Of Business A Company Without Workers, Managers, Or A CEO?

(1) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 3:21 PM


These days, it's hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for "decentralized autonomous organization") is not your average startup.

The DAO, designed to serve as...

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What You Need to Know About Blockchain Technology

(3) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 4:21 PM


Originally written by Don and Alex Tapscott

Alex who, along with his father, Don Tapscott, is the author of the upcoming book Blockchain Revolution, explains how the technology can change lives.

Q: Blockchain seems to have come out of nowhere to become a...

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The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

(9) Comments | Posted May 30, 2016 | 5:00 PM

This article was written by Don and Alex Tapscott

The technology most likely to change the next decade of business is not the social web, big data, the cloud, robotics, or even artificial intelligence. It's the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin.

Blockchain technology is complex, but the...

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Here's Why Blockchains Will Change the World

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 6:38 PM

This post was co-written by Don and Alex Tapscott.


The Bitcoin technology creates the World Wide Ledger of value.

As early as 1981, inventors were attempting to solve the Internet's problems of privacy, security, and inclusion with cryptography. No matter how they reengineered...

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Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 10:25 AM


Blockchain technology is the most important invention in computing in a generation because, for the first time in human history, we have at our disposal a truly native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. Blockchain, a vast global platform based on a distributed...

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Tek Savvy: How Blockchains Could Transform Management

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 3:33 PM


Re-architecting the firm with blockchain: Is Craig Wright really Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin? Who knows -- and really, who cares? The bigger issue is blockchains, the distributed ledgers that underpin cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

Blockchain technology has so many uses that trying to summarize...

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How Will Blockchain Change Banking? How Won't It?

(5) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 8:02 PM

Editor's Note: This article was first published in American Banker, and is an adapted excerpt from the Tapscott's recently released book 'Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World.'

Our global financial system moves trillions of dollars, serves billions of...

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Blockchain is a Disruption We Simply Have to Embrace

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 3:29 PM

By Alex Tapscott with Don Tapscott, co-authors, Blockchain Revolution

The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the financial services industry and the world of business has arrived. Not peer-to-peer lending, artificial intelligence, big data, robo-advisors or Apple Pay -- I'm talking about the blockchain, the technology...

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How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 3:18 PM

Co-authored by Alex Tapscott

It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle. Summoned by an unknown person or persons at an uncertain time in history, the genie is now at our service for another kick at the can -- to transform the economic power...

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Governing the Climate? States Can't Solve the Problem of Climate Change. It's Time for a New Strategy.

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 9:15 AM


It's the first week of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP21). A defiant and resilient Paris, France - still under security lockdown following the horrific November 13 terrorist attacks - is proceeding as planned and hosting the leaders of 150 nations, along...

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Could Justin Trudeau's Victory Foreshadow the Demise of Attack Advertising?

(6) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 9:04 AM

On November 4, Justin Trudeau, who won a landslide victory in the recent Canadian election will select his cabinet. His new cabinet is said to be the most diverse in Canadian history and he already shown sighs of institution a new culture of transparency and multi-partisan cooperation in Ottawa. His...

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These Are the Defining Issues of the 2015 Federal Election

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 5:06 PM

I believe Canada needs a responsive, open and strong government that provides leadership for our transition to an innovation economy and a digital age. This is not a time for tinkering but a time of great change. To me, the defining issues of this election are clear.

1. I believe...

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Why My Kids Are My 'Reverse Mentors'

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Pictured above: Nicole Tapscott, Michael Furdyk, Friend, Don Tapscott, 1996.

In the mid-1990s, I began studying the behaviors of kids when I noticed how my 10-year-old daughter was effortlessly able to use sophisticated technologies. At first, I thought, "She's a prodigy!!!" but then I noticed all her...

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What Netflix's Extended Parental Leave Policy Really Means for Millennial Workers

(1) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 1:23 PM

It's great to hear that Netflix is offering employees up to one year of paid parental leave. This is a big move forward in one of the only countries on Earth that does not guarantee parents leave with pay to care for a new baby.

But as an employer,...

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Great Leaders Don't Have Followers: They Collaborate

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 1:37 PM

I was asked recently about my leadership style and what makes a great leader. As Peter Drucker said years ago, stable times require excellence and good management. As we transition to a new age, our organizations need more; they need leadership. So managers shouldn't just manage. Today they need to...

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5 New Crises of Democratic Capitalism: Ideas on Solutions, Anyone?

(52) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 4:38 PM

It's now been almost four years since the Occupy Wall Street movement began. There has been much discussion of the so-called crisis of capitalism. But comparing today's situation with previous tough and volatile times, is there really a crisis?

After all, the 2008 recession has been tough, but nothing like...

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