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LONDON – The Canadian thinker Don Tapscott has won the Thinkers50 Global Solutions Award for 2013. The result was announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Drapers’ Hall, London.


Don Tapscott, Winner of the 2013 Global Solutions Award

“The Global Solutions Award aims to recognize the thinker whose ideas have had the biggest impact in tackling some of the world’s most intractable problems,” says Thinkers50 co-founder Stuart Crainer. “Don Tapscott has a considerable track record of dealing thoughtfully and creatively with big issues and challenges – from the advent of the digital age to demographic change. His current work champions Global Solution Networks, non-state multistakeholder networks achieving new forms of cooperation, social change and even the production of global public value.”

The other thinkers on an exceptional shortlist for the 2013 Global Solutions Award were: Celia de Anca – Spain’s IE Business School
Pankaj Ghemawat – Spain’s IESE Business School; The Stern School, New York
Lynda Gratton – London Business School
Anil K Gupta & Haiyan Wang – The China India Institute, Washington, DC
Maya Hu-Chan – Global Leadership Associates, San Diego
W Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne – INSEAD, Blue Ocean Strategy Institute
Iqbal Z. Quadir – MIT, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

Don has also been ranked #4 on the Thinkers50 biennial list of the world’s outstanding management thinkers. Please see the complete press release for further information about Thinkers50, their ranking of management thinkers and the Distinguished Achievement Awards.