2011 Ranking: #9
Shortlisted: 2011 Thinkers50 Book Award
Shortlisted: 2011 Thinkers50 Global Village Award
Don Tapscott is an adjunct professor of management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, globalization and the economic and social impact of technology on business and society.
The author or co-author of 14 books, Tapscott wrote the 1992 best seller Paradigm Shift. His 1995 book The Digital Economy examined the transformational nature of the Internet and in 1997 he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital. His 2000 work, Digital Capital, introduced the idea of “the business web.” He wrote The Naked Corporation (2002); and Grown Up Digital (2009). Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything was the best selling management book in America in 2007.
The Economist called his newest work Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World a “Schumpeterian story of creative destruction,” and the Huffington Post said it’s “nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world.”
When he is not being a cyber-guru you might find Tapscott playing keyboards in Toronto-based band Men in Suits.