Interview with Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics and MacroWikinomics on how the organizing principles of Wikinomics collaboration, openness, sharing, integrity and interdependence relate to leadership.
Last Friday I had the chance to talk to Don Tapscott about our web-movie project “Conversations at the beginning of e new time!”.
Here is the “intro”
and here is our conversation (almost an hour, but worth watching!)
Tapscott syas: “The global economic crisis is a wake-up call to the world: we need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, but now have come to the end of their life cycle. The financial services industry, for example, does not just need fresh infusion of capital or some new regulations; it needs a whole new operating model — one based on transparency, sharing of intellectual property and global governance.
As the crisis has spread to other sectors in the economy and even other sectors of society, it is exposing structural weaknesses and modes of operation that no longer nurture social and economic growth. The recent collapse of many newspapers is just one storm-warning of more to come: conventional wisdom isn’t going to cut it for success in this century. We need to reinvent our institutions…”
Best Tapscott I’ve ever seen! It is really worth watching the entire 62 minutes …
According to Wikipedia Don Tapscott is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker based in Toronto, Ontario, specializing in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and society. Tapscott is chairman of business strategy think tank New Paradigm (now nGenera Insight), which he founded in 1993. Tapscott is also Adjunct Professor of Management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Don Tapscott just finished his new book “Grown-up digital” – a survey in 10 countries about how this digital generation will change the world. He revealed how the digital world created a generation that thought, played, and related to their world in a way radically different from that of their parents. Grown Up Digital revisits the Net Generation as the eldest of its members turns 30, enters the workforce and marketplace, and establishes their roles as life-long learners and contributors to society. Based on a $4 million research project he led, Tapscott investigates how this dynamic generation is redefining today’s workplace, marketplace, schools, family, and governments by looking at how they learn and work, and what power and influence they hold.
Tapscott will participate virtually at our DNAdigital project on November, 3, 2008 n Berlin.