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Chancellor Don Tapscott Speaks to a New Generation

by (author) Don Tapscott

Barlow Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Human Resources & Personnel Management
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    Oct 2021
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Don Tapscott, one of the world's great thinkers on the Internet, became Chancellor of his alma mater, Trent University, in 2013. Over the next 6 years, he spoke to students about all kinds of things-designing their lives, the value of a Liberal arts education, how to thrive in the digital age, how to be resilient. Those delightful speeches have been compiled in this book. It also includes articles in Harvard Business Review, the Globe and Mail, and other journals about his ground-breaking ideas on the impact of the blockchain on higher education, the dark side of the digital economy, and the challenge that awaits young people graduating from university.

The book is a master class in thought leadership. Indeed, to effect lasting change in the minds of audiences, change agents often need to weave the big ideas into every communication before they stick. Here we see a master at work, staying on message and reinforcing the change he wants to see in the world, across time and space, to every reader. The book includes an introduction by Leo Groarke, President of Trent University: "Thank you, Don, for your allegiance to Trent; for all you accomplished while serving as our chancellor; for your leading-edge thinking, sense of humour, and warm personality-and for the way you have inspired today's Trent students to follow in your footsteps and live a life of consequence."

About the author

Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages. Don's most recent book was co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School's Clay Christensen, "the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption." In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 80+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use cases, implementation challenges, and organizational transformations. Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the second most influential Management Thinker and the top Digital Thinker in the world by Thinkers50.

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