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Who am I?
It was while on the job as an investment banker that I first heard about this new thing called Bitcoin, before the word "web3" entered the vernacular. Initially I was skeptical but curious. But I became convinced the underlying technology of blockchains was ushering in nothing short of a new internet. My father Don Tapscott and I agreed to collaborate on a major research initiative that became the international best-seller, Blockchain Revolution. Since then, I have traveled to 40 countries and seen first-hand how blockchain and now Web3 is changing the world, setting the stage for a new digital age. My new book charts a course for this coming transformation.
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Why did Alex love this book?
The stereotype of the tech entrepreneur in films like The Social Network is of a solitary genius or a group of insurgent hackers tinkering away in a basement, garage, or dorm room.
But Gertner’s lively and fascinating account of the glory days of Bell Labs tells us that large institutions are capable of great feats of innovation, so long as smart people are allowed to collaborate freely, regardless of race, gender, or creed, and apply their talents to real products and solutions.
This should be inspiring reading to any CEO who fears technology will disintermediate her company. Incumbents can be leaders.