Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott
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Don Tapscott in 2014
Born (1947-06-01) June 1, 1947 (age 71)[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationCEO, Tapscott Group
Chairman and co-Founder, Blockchain Research Institute
Ana Paula Lopes
ChildrenAlex Tapscott, Nicole Tapscott

Don Tapscott (born June 1, 1947) is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker, who specializes in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and society. He is the CEO of the Tapscott Group and the co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute.[2]


Tapscott has authored or co-authored sixteen books on the application of technology in business and society. His 2006 book, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006), co-authored by Anthony D. Williams, was an international bestseller, was number one on the 2007 management book charts and has been translated into 20 different languages.

Tapscott lives in Toronto. He is chancellor of his alma mater, Trent University, as well as Adjunct Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD.[3]

As of 2017, Tapscott is involved in cross-industry groups attempting to advance solutions to governance issues in the emerging blockchain industry.[4]

Early life and education

Tapscott was born in Toronto and lived as a teen in Orillia, Ontario,[5] where he was a part of the first graduating class of Park Street Collegiate Institute.[6]

Tapscott holds a B.Sc. in psychology and statistics and an M.Ed. specializing in research methodology. While earning this degree at the University of Alberta, he ran for mayor of Edmonton in the 1977 municipal election on behalf of the Revolutionary Workers' League.[7][8]

Awards and recognition

Tapscott holds three honorary degrees--Doctor of Laws (honoris causa)--granted by the University of Alberta in 2001, Trent University in 2006, and McMaster University in 2010.[9]

He was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.[10]


  • Don Tapscott, Del Henderson, Morley Greenberg, Planning for Integrated Office Systems: A Strategic Approach, Carswell Legal Pubns, 1984. ISBN 0-87094-653-6.
  • Don Tapscott, Del Henderson, Morley Greenberg, Office Automation: A User-Driven Method, Springer, 1985. ISBN 0-306-41973-4.
  • Don Tapscott, Art Caston, Paradigm Shift: The New Promise of Information Technology, McGraw-Hill Companies, 1992. ISBN 0-07-062857-2.
  • Don Tapscott, Ann Cavoukian, Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World, McGraw-Hill, 1997. ISBN 0-07-063320-7.
  • Don Tapscott, The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril In The Age of Networked Intelligence, McGraw-Hill, 1997. ISBN 0-07-063342-8.
  • Don Tapscott, Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation, McGraw-Hill, 1999. ISBN 978-0-07-134798-3.
  • Don Tapscott, David Ticoll, Alex Lowy, Blueprint to the Digital Economy: Creating Wealth in the Era of E-Business, McGraw-Hill, 1999. ISBN 0-07-135213-9.
  • Don Tapscott, Creating Value in the Network Economy, Harvard Business Press, 1999. ISBN 0-87584-911-3.
  • Don Tapscott, David Ticoll, Alex Lowy, Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs, Harvard Business Press, 2000. ISBN 978-1-57851-193-8.
  • Don Tapscott, David Ticoll, The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business, Free Press, 2003. ISBN 0-7432-4650-0.
  • Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, Portfolio Trade, 2006. ISBN 1-59184-367-7.
  • Don Tapscott, Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World, McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN 0-07-150863-5.
  • Don Tapscott, The Net Generation Takes The Lead; in: Willms Buhse/Ulrike Reinhard: Wenn Anzugträger auf Kapuzenpullis treffen (When Suits meet Hoodies), whois-Verlag 2009. ISBN 978-3-934013-98-8.
  • Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams, Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World, Portfolio Hardcover, 2010. ISBN 978-1-59184-356-6.
  • Don Tapscott, The Digital Economy Anniversary Edition: Rethinking Promise and Peril In the Age of Networked Intelligence, McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN 0-07-183555-5.
  • Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott, The Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, Penguin Books, Released May 2016 ISBN 978-0670069972]


  1. ^ Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, Portfolio Trade, 2006.
  2. ^ "About". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "INSEAD brings blockchain to business education". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Blockchain's Backers Gather to Push Governance for Technology, Bloomberg, 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Orillia Hall of Fame" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Orillia Packet".
  7. ^ Edmonton Journal, October 20, 1977
  8. ^, Trent Magazine, Fall 2001, archived Nov 1, 2002
  9. ^ "News & Events - University of Alberta". Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Four Nova Scotians among Order of Canada honourees". The Chronicle-Herald, July 1, 2015.

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Tom Jackson
Chancellor of Trent University
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