This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Don Tapscott, amongst the world’s foremost authorities on business Strategy. Don is Chief Executive of International Think Tank, New Paradigm; Best Selling Author; Top-Ranking Speaker and Thought Leader. Don’s work has received recommendations from the world’s top CEOs. This endorsement means you need to get connected to his ideas too! Don coined many of the familiar terms you hear today and his ideas typically proceed disruptive revolutions in technology, business, and society. I enjoyed doing the interview and I know you will get some great insights from Don.
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About Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading authorities on business strategy, is Chief Executive of international think tank New Paradigm. Founded in 1993, New Paradigm produces groundbreaking research focused on the role of technology in productivity and business design, effectiveness and competitiveness.
Tapscott recently completed a two-year, $8 million investigation of how firms will innovate in the 21st century entitled, “IT and Competitive Advantage”, funded by 30 global corporations. The project continues in 2007; and “The Net Generation Strategic Investigation,” focuses on the impact of the Net Generation as consumers and employees. The global phase of this program is now in progress.
Tapscott is the author of 11 widely read books about information technology in business and society, including “Paradigm Shift”, “Growing Up Digital”, and “The Naked Corporation”. His new book (January 2007), co-authored with Anthony Williams, is “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything”. His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, Optimize Magazine, CIO Magazine, Wired and other prominent publications.
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s most sought-after speakers, keynoting over 1000 conferences, executive planning sessions and other gatherings since New Paradigm was founded. He has presented to over half of the CEOs of the Fortune 500 companies, and has shared the stage with Heads of State such as President Bill Clinton, CEOs such as Sam Palmisano (IBM), Steve Balmer (Microsoft) and A.G. Lafley (Procter & Gamble), as well as social leaders such as Klaus Schwab (World Economic Forum) and Linus Torvalds (Linux). The prestigious Leigh Lecture Bureau praises him as an “enthralling, brilliant and inspiring orator”. Don is often described by customers as the most effective speaker they have ever had.
Tapscott is adjunct professor of management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His clients include top executives of many of the world’s largest corporations, and government leaders from many countries. He holds a master’s degree in Research Methodology and two Doctor-of-Laws (Hon).
Full biography is available at: http://newparadigm.com/default.asp?action=category&ID=40