Rethinking Civilization For The Social Age

The continuing global economic and political crisis should be the wakeup call to the world. We need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, even centuries, but are no longer able. Many traditional economic and social pillars of the industrial age have come to the end of their life cycle. Yet, enabled by the digital revolution there is dramatic change occurring everywhere, from Cairo streets to Wall Street, from the lecture halls of our universities to the halls of government. How can we rethink our economy and society for the new age? Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading thinkers about new technology, new media and innovation in business and society. He is the author of 14 widely read books, most recently Macrowikinomics, and was named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2011.
  • Rethinking Civilization For The Social Age
    Presenter: Don Tapscott, Chairman, Moxie Insight
    Artist: Liisa Sorsa

  • The continuing global economic and political crisis should be the wakeup call to the world. We need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, even centuries, but are no longer able. Many traditional economic and social pillars of the industrial age have come to the end of their life cycle. Yet, enabled by the digital revolution there is dramatic change occurring everywhere, from Cairo streets to Wall Street, from the lecture halls of our universities to the halls of government. How can we rethink our economy and society for the new age? Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading thinkers about new technology, new media and innovation in business and society. He is the author of 14 widely read books, most recently Macrowikinomics, and was named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2011.