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Four principles for the open world - Don Tapscott


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The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.

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To illustrate the four principles of openness (collaboration, transparency, sharing, and empowerment), Tapscott shares examples that have a combination of social networking tools, untapped communities, and cross sector collaboration. Using this animation as an additional reference, how would you use the four principles of openness to improve a current situation or issue in your neighbourhood or city?Create a plan for how you would bring people together to support your cause. Would you use the same approach across your various stakeholders? For long term issues, think about how to help ensure ongoing interest and support for your cause.Additional Resources:Mozilla's Peer 2 Peer University's free coursesMobile and Web Citizen Mapping Platform UshahidiCity Issue Reporting Platform SeeClickFixPetition Site Change.orgCrowdfunding Platform Don Tapscott takes a far-seeing look at our digital, connected, hypercollaborative world. He's the chair of Moxie Insight and has written 14 books about aspects of this new world, helping readers understand where the world is heading as our civilization fundamentally reshapes itself. In 1995, his book The Digital Economy was among the first to show how the internet would change the way we did business; in 2000, he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital.

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