Summary of Four Principles for the Open World

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Four Principles for the Open World summary
Futurist Don Tapscott identifies four principles that will revive the world’s institutions.


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In this upbeat talk, futurist Don Tapscott demonstrates how the world is changing due to an evolving Internet, tech-savvy youth and the global economic crisis. He engagingly discusses four principles of “openness” that will revive institutions globally. getAbstract recommends Tapscott’s lecture to all who want to understand the new world order.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How technological and socioeconomic forces are contributing to increased openness in government and business, and
  • What four principles of openness will revive society’s institutions.


The Internet was once just a platform for content. It has since evolved into an enormous collectively programmed computer with access to minds worldwide. This technological advancement marks an era of “networked intelligence” and is a major push toward an open world. Another force is the “Net Generation...
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About the Speaker

Don Tapscott, chair of Moxie Insight, is author of Growing Up Digital and other books.

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