The Digital Economy ANNIVERSARY EDITION: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence

The Digital Economy ANNIVERSARY EDITION: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence

by Don Tapscott

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The Digital Economy ANNIVERSARY EDITION: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence by Don Tapscott

“Twenty years of hindsight prove how deeply Tapscott understood the impact the Internet would have on the way we live, work, play and learn. This important book, now updated, is just as relevant today as it was then.”
John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco


With a new foreword by Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive of Google

Two decades ago, The Digital Economy changed the way the world thought about the Web and Internet. While everyone else was in awe of “websites” and "dot coms," Don Tapscott was among the first people to argue that the Internet would fully transform the nature of business and government. It goes without saying that his predictions were spot on.

Now, in this new edition of his classic work, the New York Times bestselling author provides topical updates with a sweeping new analysis of how the Internet has changed business and society in the last 20 years, covering:

  • Natural frictions between present-day Industrial Capitalism and the Digital Economy
  • The radical effects of the Internet on traditional corporate structures and systems
  • Dramatic changes in business collaboration and culture thanks to social media
  • The rise of web-based analytics and how they have transformed business functions
  • Government transparency, citizen empowerment, and the creation of public value
  • Teaching and learning—revolutionary developments driven by digital content

When Tapscott was writing the original edition in 1994, he was living in a world where Netscape had been just introduced as go-to browser, websites didn’t do transactions, dial-up was the only way to get online, and mobile phones sightings were rare. Google, YouTube, eBay, Facebook, Twitter? They didn’t exist.

Preserving all the original text as it appeared 20 years ago, this new edition includes detailed essays ending each chapter—Tapscott’s highly informed reflections on his predictions, along with new forecasts of where the digital world is headed.

Praise for the new edition of The Digital Economy

“1994 was a good year. Netscape Navigator and The Digital Economy. With this anniversary edition, Tapscott provides lucid insights for the next stage of these amazing times.”
Marc Andreessen, Co-founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

“Brilliant. Governments can learn from The Digital Economy how to democratize access to prosperity, minimize social and economic divides and transform government and democracy for the 21st Century.”
Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico

“We’re now into three decades of terrific insights and analysis from Don Tapscott about the digital revolution! Read this book!”
Ajay Banga, President and CEO, Mastercard


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071835558
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Edition description: Net
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,236,757
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology. Named one of the world's most important living management thinkers by Thinkers50, he advises business and government leaders around the globe. Tapscott is the author or coauthor of some of the most widely read and cited books on technology in society, including Paradigm Shift, Growing Up Digital, Grown Up Digital, The Naked Corporation, Digital Capital, Wikinomics, and Macrowikinomics.




Table of Contents

Foreword to The Digital Economy 20th Anniversary Edition Eric Schmidt ix

Preface to The Digital Economy 20th Anniversary Edition xi

Original Preface to the 1995 Edition xxiii

Acknowledgments for the 1995 Edition xxvii

Acknowledgments for the 20th Anniversary Edition xxix

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 1 1

Chapter 1 The Age of Networked Intelligence 11

Part I Thriving In A New Economy

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 2 51

Chapter 2 Twelve Themes of the New Economy 54

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 3 83

Chapter 3 The Internetworked Business 91

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 4 113

Chapter 4 The New Technology: Say You Want a Revolution 127

Part II Internetworking

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 5 155

Chapter 5 The Internetworked Business at Work 160

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 6 191

Chapter 6 Internetworked Government 195

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 7 217

Chapter 7 Have Network, Will Travel 223

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 8 237

Chapter 8 Learning in the Digital Economy 247

Part III Leadership For Transformation

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 9 267

Chapter 9 The New Media Industry 271

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 10 297

Chapter 10 Leadership for the Internetworked Business 304

Part IV Leadership For The Digital Frontier

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 11 327

Chapter 11 Privacy in the Digital Economy 333

20th Anniversary Edition Commentary on Chapter 12 347

Chapter 12 The New Responsibilities of Business 359

Appendixes 395

Selected Readings 403

Index 407

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Devasis More than 1 year ago
I wanted to know what new flavors had been added to this really special book by Don, who remains one of the most prospective thinkers about the way technology is transforming business and society. Several of his predictions¿—¿from networked intelligence to the demands on leaders to embrace technology¿—¿have taken permanent hold. It was the privilege of a small city boy of Bhubaneswar, India to be among the early readers of this book with brand new essays and updates of the original groundbreaking text. I wanted to know how it can help me shape strategy of my start-up Little Steps Preschool, Bhubaneswar, India Foreword to The Digital Economy 20th Anniversary Edition is by Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman Google and Praises for the Anniversary Edition is from Top Leaders of the most successful companies today. I was even more kicked when I finished reading it today. It introduced me to a number of big ideas of the ‘Age of Networked Intelligence’ and is a must read for everyone who wants to see what the future of business and technology so as to shape his / organization’s strategy . To each of the twelve chapters there is a new introductory essay that reflects on how the world has changed since he had written it. It raises new issues and insights which are relevant today and projects foreword to the next 20 years. This will enable a reader to plan and harness the future. He cites that the internet tonic does not apply only to corporations. Society now has the most powerful platform ever for bringing together the people, skills, and knowledge related to ensure growth, social development, and a just and sustainable world. For the macro picture like democracy he suggests to replace the old model with a new model of ‘participatory democracy’ built around five principles of integrity, accountability, interdependence, engagement with citizens, and transparency. The final chapter raises deep concerns about the impact of the digital revolution on issues like employment, equity in society, democracy, quality of life, and global problems. He suggest to adopt a value statement and constantly revise it as the world and conditions change. Know how to adjust and turn off the shower of technology overload and at the same time harness power of technology and transparency for the good; design them rather than having them control you.