Don is a leading Global authority on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books, including Wikinomics, The Digital Economy, Digital Capital, Growing up Digital, the Naked Corporation, Radical Openness and Blockchain Revolution We talk a little about Don and his ethos and how he has overcome adversity to change over the years.
We talk about his phenomenal 2008 “Wikinomics – Mass Collaboration” Don tells us how technology changes the way society functions and how collaboration is an engine of the new economy.
We talk Decentralisation, Blockchain v middlemen, banks, governments, smart contract, establishing trust, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. We talk how bank systems exclude poorer nations, prohibitive costs and complex systems and how Blockchain can reduce corruption and improve contracts. 70% of the world has no enforceable claim to the land they own and this can be fixed. We talk Imogen Heap and music payments and copyright.
We talk about data issues and how you own your own identity, you could rent data to an advertiser for example. Blockchain and smart contracts can enable many smaller players to play just like the internet liberated people from the printing press.
For Don’s books see: www.amazon.co.uk/Don-
For Don’s Ted talks see: www.ted.com/speakers/don_