Don Tapscott is the best-selling author of Blockchain Revolution. He is also CEO of The Tapscott Group.

Some of his positions and accomplishments include:

 

– Associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

– Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum

– Chancellor, Trent University

– Member of the Order of Canada (the second highest honor for Canadian citizens)

– Ranked the 4th most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50.

– Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management

– Co-Founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

 

In this short episode, we discuss:

 

– How Don, a psychology major, ended up becoming one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on Technology

– We go over some of the seventy projects currently being worked on at the Blockchain Research Institute

– We also talk about Don’s son – Alex Tapscott – an investment banker turned “Blockchain guru,” and the projects he is working on

 

SHOW NOTES

 

[00:59] – Who is Don Tapscott and how did he end up being one of the top thought leaders in Tech and Blockchain?

[06:32] – How Don stumbled across Bitcoin and Blockchain

[09:44] – Launching the Blockchain Research Institute, CarbonX, NextBlock Global, and a Canadian Blockchain Center of Excellence

[12:43] – Did Don’s report cause Ethereum to appreciate by $10 billion?

[15:18] – Blockchain and the “Democracy Crisis”

[16:36] – Some of the numerous (70) projects Don and his team are working on

[20:07] – Breaking down the Blockchain Research Institute model

[22:05] – Breaking down CarbonX

[27:05] – Don Tapscott’s biggest challenge (it’s not what you think)

[29:50] – How to get in touch with Don

[30:00] – Conclusion

 

RESOURCES DISCUSSED

 

Click here for all of Don’s books:

– Blockchain Revolution

– Paradigm Shift

– The Digital Economy

– Who Knows

– Growing Up Digital

– Digital Capital

– The Naked Corporation

– Wikinomics

– Macrowikinomics

– Don Tapscott’s Ted Talk

Alex Tapscott

– IMF and Blockchain (2016 PDF report)

Blockchain Research Institute

Carbon X

NextBlock Global

WeiFund

The Black Swan

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

– Don Tapscott website

– Don Tapscott Twitter handle: @dtapscott

 

 

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