Don Tapscott, C.M.
Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything which has been translated into over 25 languages.
Don has been advancing ground-breaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller Paradigm Shift helped coin the seminal management concept, and in 1995 his book The Digital Economy changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years later he helped popularize the terms “Net Generation” and “the Digital Divide” in Growing Up Digital.
Don’s most recent and perhaps most ambitious book is co-authored with his son, startup CEO and bitcoin governance expert Alex Tapscott. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology behind bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World was published by Penguin Random House on May 10th and is, according to HBS’s Clay Christensen, “the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption” and, “likely to become one of the iconic books of our time.”
In 2015, Don became a member of the Order of Canada, and was ranked the 4th most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management, a Fellow of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario.
It is hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, profound, and influential in explaining today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.
Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, a VC firm that invests in companies in the blockchain market. For seven years in the Canadian and U.S. Capital markets, Alex has worked tirelessly to help entrepreneurs realize their goals, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in critical growth capital and providing sound advice and counsel.
A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technology, Alex is also the co-author with Don Tapscott of the book: Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology behind bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, which was published by Penguin Random House in 2016. Alex served as a research fellow for the Global Solutions Network (GSN) program at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto. In 2014, he published the white paper “A Bitcoin Governance Network.”
Alex is also a strong supporter of mental health research and currently sits on the board of CAMH Engage, a young leadership council he co-founded at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (Cum Laude) in Amherst, MA and is a CFA charterholder.
Contact the authors of Blockchain Revolution, Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott