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).
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.
Time is running out. The world's countries have been talking about climate change crisis but failing to reach agreement for more than two decades. A new approach is needed that goes beyond national governments and engages all facets of society. Companies need to understand that business cannot succeed in a world that's failing. The most successful outcome from this week's summit in New York should be that participants understand that the issue of the climate is too important to be left to the worlds' politicians.
09/25/2014 12:29 EDT
You'll need to reinvent your knowledge base often as you go through life. And as graduates from a liberal arts and sciences university, you know that it's not just your knowledge that's important. It's your ability to think, collaborate, solve problems, synthesize and to learn and learn again, again and again.
06/09/2014 12:05 EDT
It turns out cash is bad for business. Not cash in the sense of money, but cash in the sense of those wads of shiny plastic bills made up of atoms that many companies, especially small ones, love to collect. According to a new study, companies that base their transactions and business on money made of atoms, not digital bits, suffer big time.
06/03/2014 05:50 EDT
There are good initiatives, such as Toronto's MARS, to help overcome this. And some programs for government support exist -- but they are feeble compared to what's needed. Our next mayor can make a difference in five ways.
05/26/2014 12:33 EDT
increasingly, Canada has an innovation-based, knowledge economy that relies on brain not brawn. It's true that we create much wealth through resource extraction and manufacturing, but a growing number of these jobs require higher education. But we want to be more than just hewers of wood and drawers of oil. We need large and small companies that can innovate and compete globally. The private and public sectors require a work force that can think critically, solve problems and have big-picture awareness.
05/20/2014 12:33 EDT
The debate needs to shift to how we govern, move around, create prosperity, take care of our citizens, and sustain our world. Toronto's mayoralty candidates must acknowledge that the city is in a crisis that goes far beyond the incumbent's buffoonery. There are much bigger issues.
03/04/2014 05:28 EST
That deafening noise that Formula 1 fans in Montreal and viewers around the world hear this weekend might not be just the supercharged cars screaming past the grandstands in quest of the checkered flag. It will likely also be the banging of pots and pans by the tens of thousands of protestors filling the streets around the Grand Prix of Canada in order to publicize their fight with the Quebec government.
06/08/2012 07:40 EDT
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