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Don Tapscott
Born 1947
Occupation Chairman, nGenera Insight
Spouse(s) Ana Lopes
Children 2

Don Tapscott (born 1947) is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker based in Toronto, Ontario, specializing in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and society. Tapscott is chairman of business strategy think tank New Paradigm (now nGenera Insight), which he founded in 1993. Tapscott is also Adjunct Professor of Management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.[1]

Tapscott holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and Statistics, and an M.Ed. specializing in Research Methodology. He also holds two honorary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) granted by the University of Alberta in 2001, and Trent University in 2006.[2][3] While earning his Master's of Education at the University of Alberta, he ran for mayor of Edmonton in the 1977 municipal election.[4][5]

Tapscott has authored or co-authored thirteen books on the application of technology in business and society. His most recent book, released in 2008 and entitled "Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World," draws upon a 4.5 million dollar research study of over 11,000 young people and examines how the net generation is changing the world and all of its institutions.[6] "Grown Up Digital" is a follow-up to his popular 1997 book "Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation" which explained the business and social impact of the first generation to come of age in the digital world. His most famous book, co-authored with Anthony Williams and published in 2006 is Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Wikinomics was the best selling Management book in the US of 2007 and has been translated into 22 languages.[7]

His 2003 book The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business, co-authored with David Ticoll, describes how corporate transparency, accountability, and stakeholder relationships are the new frontier for competitive innovation. His 2000 release Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs describes how business webs are replacing the traditional model of the firm and changing the dynamics of wealth creation and competition. Digital Economy: Promise and Peril In The Age of Networked Intelligence, published in 1995, was one of the first books to describe how the Internet would change business and society. Tapscott is also known for his 1992 book Paradigm Shift: The New Promise of Information Technology.

Tapscott lives in Toronto.

Bibliography

  • Planning for Integrated Office Systems: A Strategic Approach (1984) with Del Henderson and Morley Greenberg
  • Office Automation: A User-Driven Method (1985) with Del Henderson and Morley Greenbergoiip The New Promise of Information Technology
  • Paradigm Shift (1992) with Art Caston
  • Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation (1996)
  • Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World (1996) with Ann Cavoukian
  • The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril In The Age of Networked Intelligence (1997)
  • Blueprint to the Digital Economy: Creating Wealth in the Era of E-Business (1999) with David Ticoll and Alex Lowy
  • Creating Value in the Network Economy (1999)
  • Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs (2000) with David Ticoll and Alex Lowy
  • The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business (2003) with David Ticoll
  • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006) with Anthony D. Williams
  • Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World (2008)

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