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About the Show

ReCivilization is a five-part series that examines some of the the biggest challenges facing our world. It charts a path to the future enabled by the revolutions underway in communications, innovation and learning in this new, post-industrial, digital age. Celebrated Canadian author and thinker Don Tapscott guides us along this path with some of the most prominent minds in education, government, industry, the media, science, and health and medicine -- along with the pioneers who are collaborating to create a new era of networked intelligence.

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Creative Team:

Don Tapscott - Host (@dtapscott)

Don is one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world. In 2011 Don was named one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. He has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books including the 1992 best seller Paradigm Shift. His 1995 hit The Digital Economy changed thinking around the world about the transformational nature of the Internet and two years later he defined the Net Generation and the "digital divide" in Growing Up Digital. His 2000 work, Digital Capital, introduced seminal ideas like "the business web" and was described by BusinessWeek as "pure enlightenment." Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything was the best selling management book in 2007 and translated into over 25 languages.

The Economist called his newest work Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet a "Schumpeter-ian story of creative destruction" and the Huffington Post said the book is "nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world." Over 30 years he has introduced many ground-breaking concepts that are part of contemporary understanding. It is hard to think of a more prolific or influential thinker today. His work continues as a the Chairman of Moxie Insight, a member of World Economic Forum and as an Adjunct Professor of Management for the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.


Anthony D. Williams - Contributor (@adw_tweets)

Anthony D. Williams is a best-selling author, speaker and consultant who helps organizations harness the power of collaborative innovation in business, government and society. He is the co-author of the groundbreaking bestseller Wikinomics and the much-anticipated follow-up MacroWikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet. Anthony is currently a visiting fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a senior fellow for innovation with the Lisbon Council in Brussels. Among other appointments, he is a committee member of the National Research Council's Committee on Science for the EPA's Future. He is also an advisor to GovLoop, the world's largest social network for government innovators and a founding fellow of the OpenForum Academy, a global research initiative focused on understanding the impact of open standards and open source on business and society.


Adam Killick - Producer (@adamkillick)

Adam has been a producer at CBC's national evening radio current-affairs program, As It Happens, for more than a decade. His radio documentaries have been heard on CBC, BBC, NPR and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Prior to joining CBC, he was a staff writer for the National Post. He has also written numerous articles for The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun and most other major Canadian newspapers, as well as for numerous newspapers and magazines in the U.S., UK, and Australia. Adam has twice won Canada's National Magazine Award for his long-form journalism. He is the author of Racing the White Silence: On the Trail of the Yukon Quest, published by Penguin Books in 2002, which was shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction.