34 Incredible Don Tapscott Quotes

Don Tapscott is a Canadian business executive, author, speaker, and consultant specializing in business strategy and organizational transformation. With more than a half dozen best sellers and well known books authored by Tapscott, he is also the CEO of the Tapscott Group. Here is a look at some of the most memorable Don Tapscott quotes to know.

“All one needs is a computer, a network connection, and a bright spark of initiative and creativity to join the economy.”

“Banks everywhere are scrambling top-level teams to investigate opportunities, some of these with dozens of crackerjack technologists.”

“By the most conservative estimate, the 10 billion or so devices connected via the Internet today will grow to more than 25 billion by 2020. Call it ‘infinite data’ from infinite devices.”

“Data is becoming a new asset class – one that may trump previous asset classes.”

“Governments that wish to repress the voices of citizens everywhere and have captured technologies like the Internet to silence dissidents and block outside media will find blockchain technology significantly more challenging.”

“Holding back technology to reserve business models is like allowing blacksmiths to veto the internal combustion engine in order to protect their horseshoes.”


“How do we get from porn and Ponzi schemes to prosperity?”

“I’m a big believer in the ability of blockchain technology to effect fundamental change in the infrastructure of the financial service industry.”

“If you work for and eventually lead a company, understand that companies have multiple stakeholders including employees, customers, business partners and the communities within which they operate.”

“If you’re a young person, don’t give up on democracy. It may be broken but it’s fixable.”

“Imagine a technology that could preserve our freedom to choose for ourselves and our families, to express these choices in the world, and to control our own destiny, no matter where we lived or were born. ”

“Industrial capitalism brought representative democracy, but with a weak public mandate and inert citizenry. The digital age offers a new democracy based on public deliberation and active citizenship.”

“Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockhchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi driver work with the customer directly.”

“It has math. It has its computer science. It has its cryptography. It has its economics. It has its political and social philosophy. It was this community that I was immediately drawn into.”

“It is no accident that Germany is the leading privacy and data protection country in the world. They had to endure the abuses of the Third Reich and the complete cessation of all of their freedoms, which started with the complete removal of their privacy. When that ended, they said, ‘Never again.’”

“It’s hard not to be fascinated by something so transformative. This technology is being used in ways that have implications for central banking that span all the functions that we have.”

“Leaders of institutions everywhere have lost trust. The global economy is stalled and the world is deeply divided, too unequal, unstable and unsustainable.”

“Let the code speak for itself.”

“Nineteen percent of Nicaraguans have a formal bank account, but only 14 percent are able to borrow and only 8 percent have formal savings. Yet 93 percent have a mobile subscription, usually in the form of prepaid access.”

“Privacy is the foundation of free societies.”

“Regulators are still trying to manage this machine with rules devised for the industrial age.”

“Sort of the ultimate Tamagotchi, the blockchain is a globally distributed nest egg.”

“The blockchain for identity is the core for the Internet of Things.”

“There is a growing agreement among technology companies that the blockchain is essential to unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things.”

“These kids [of the current generation] have no fear of technology … sort of like I have no fear of a refrigerator.”

“To be sure, the blockchain provides opportunities to stop the stampede to a surveillance society.”

“To me, this is not an information age. It’s an age of networked intelligence, it’s an age of vast promise.”

“Undoubtedly, its best applications are yet to come.”

“We believe that the economy works best when it works for everyone, and this new platform is an engine of inclusion.”

“We’re not a bunch of airheads who like to smoke pot in our living rooms and make music. We’re hardworking entrepreneurs.”

“What new tools and new jobs could we create with those capabilities? What new business and services? How should we think about the
opportunities? The answers were right in front of us, compliments of Satoshi Nakamoto.”

“When I noticed how my own children were effortlessly able to use all this sophisticated technology, at first I thought, ‘My children are prodigies!’ But then I noticed all their friends were like them, so that was a bad theory.”

“When it comes to governance and stewardship of this global resource, women have taken the lead.”

“Wherever you are, design your life. Live the values of your generation.”

Don Tapscott takes some time to explain how the blockchain is changing money and business. Tapscott is able to demystify this global altering technologies.

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