Join us Friday, July 23, 2010, at 2:00PM ET
Bestselling author, Don Tapscott hosts a special webinar , part of the Discovery Education EdTechConnect webinar series, where he will discuss MacroWikinomics, its impact on the world of education and the implications it holds for the future. MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World is the sequel to the groundbreaking and bestselling Wikinomics.
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The world needs rebuilding. Many of the institutions that have served us well for decades or centuries seem frozen and unable to move forward. And yet, in every corner of the globe, a powerful new model of economic and social innovation is sweeping across all sectors—one where people with drive, passion and expertise take advantage of new Web-based tools to get more involved in making the world more prosperous, just and sustainable.
IN MacroWikinomics Tapscott and Williams show that in over a dozen fields—from finance, healthcare and science to education, the media, energy and the environment—we have reached an historic turning point; cling to the old industrial-era paradigms or use collaborative innovation to revolutionize not only the way we work and create wealth in society, but how we learn, discover, inform, entertain, govern and care for one another.
Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading authorities on the transformation of business and society in the digital age. He is Chairman of nGenera Insight. http://www.ngenera.com/insight/ He was founder and CEO of the international think tank New Paradigm before its acquisition by nGenera.
Don is the author of thirteen widely read books about information technology in business and society, most recently Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World (October 2008). The book is the sequel to Growing Up Digital (1998), where he coined the term Net Generation. With co-author Anthony D. Williams, he wrote Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006). Wikinomics was an international bestseller, #1 on the 2007 management book charts, and on The New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller lists. Other best sellers include Paradigm Shift (1992), The Digital Economy (1995) and The Naked Corporation (2003).
His new book, with Williams, MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World comes out September 28, 2010.
He is involved extensively in the transformation of education, working with many universities, school boards and Educational Secretaries and Ministers around the world. He is also working with government leaders in many countries to reinvent government for the digital age and strengthen democratic institutions. He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and an Adjunct Professor at the JL Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.