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Don Tapscott

What Did You Fail at Today?

Rana Florida | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We need to create a new definition of failure. Truly successful people embrace failure as part of the learning process, as an opportunity to grow, reflect, reinvent, and ultimately to push forward.

Your Start-Up Life: Don't Manage, Lead

Rana Florida | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Some might know Don Tapscott as a management guru, a much sought after speaker at global forums and the author of bestselling books. I know him as a talented musician, an all-around creative thinker, and great friend.

Young Video Blogger Champions His Cause in Davos

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don Tapscott

Earlier today I had the pleasure of meeting Shawn Ahmed, the 29-year-old video blogger who was invited last week to attend the World Economic Forum meeting because of powerful videos he has made of impoverished Bangladeshis.

Davos 2011: Davos Becoming a Year-Round Network to Tackle Global Problems

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don Tapscott

Davos is quickly morphing from a once-a-year talkathon into a year-round network of leaders and leading thinkers tackling global problems. Nature hates a vacuum, and the Forum is expanding to fill a void in our systems for global cooperation.

Reach Out and Touch Everyone

Andrea Kates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrea Kates

Macrowikinomics presents lessons for the world of nonprofit organizations, education, government, interpersonal relationships, communication, media, a...

New York Times Cover Story on "Growing Up Digital" Misses the Mark

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Rather than kids losing their attention spans there is a stronger case to be made that growing up digital is equipping today's youth with the mental skills that they'll need to deal with today's overflow of information.

A Personal Card to the Internet. Happy 40th Birthday!

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Of all the technology marvels of 1969, the Internet has been a late bloomer. Email was introduced in 1971, but the first web browser didn't come along until 1990.

The Impending Demise of the University

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Schooled on Google and Wikipedia, students want to inquire, not rely on the professor for a detailed roadmap. They want an animated conversation, not a lecture. They want an interactive education.

The Obama Effect -- Political Attack Ads Backfiring for Canada's Prime Minister

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Tapscott

What has changed that would explain why negative advertising is losing its punch in Canada? The answer is the election of President Barack Obama by the young voters of America.

Guest Blogger, Don Tapscott: Encouraging Fresh Thinking from Today's Youth

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Diamandis

Schools have not embraced digital technologies as quickly as other institutions, and students are becoming disengaged as a result.

Democracy 2.0: Obama and Citizen Engagement

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

For far too long, we've been living in what I've called a broadcast democracy. Voters only count during election time.

Obama and the Reinvention of Democracy

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

President-elect Obama's mobilizing the millions of young people who supported his presidential campaign to help him as he prepares to govern a troubled country.

Obama's Ace in the Hole

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Young people, who overwhelmingly oppose both the Iraq war and the policies of President George W. Bush, have done more than just vote. They've jumped into politics -- their style of politics.