Don Tapscott

One of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society, pioneer in the advancement of the blockchain. Inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame in 2019.


Inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame in 2019.


Ranked #2 in 2017.

Previous positions:

#4 (2015), #4 (2013), and #9 (2011).


Thinkers50 2017 Digital Thinking Award (with Alex Tapscott).

Thinkers50 2013 Global Solutions Award. 


Tapscott is a master of understanding technological revolution and its impact on the world. He consistently identifies and explains the next business imperatives and defines the business models and strategies required for success. His work ranges from understanding the rise of the digital economy to applying the logic of global solution networks to the world’s most intractable problems, and bringing global understanding to the potential of the blockchain.


Adjunct professor at INSEAD and former chancellor of Trent University in Ontario, Tapscott is executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, which he founded in 2017 with his son, Alex Tapscott. He is the author of 16 books, which have been translated into over 25 languages. He is a technology advisor to corporations and governments worldwide. Tapscott is one-sixth of Toronto-based band, Men in Suits.


Blockchain Revolution (with Alex Tapscott, Penguin Books, 2016); Macrowikinomics (with Anthony D. Williams, Portfolio Hardcover, 2010); Grown Up Digital (McGraw-Hill, 2008); Wikinomics (with Anthony D Williams, Portfolio Trade, 2006); The Naked Corporation (with David Ticoll, Free Press, 2003); Growing Up Digital (McGraw-Hill, 1999); The Digital Economy (McGraw-Hill, 1997); Paradigm Shift (with Art Caston, McGraw-Hill, 1992).


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“The book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption.“

Clay Christensen, on Blockchain Revolution

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