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By Dan Holtshouse

The information virtue brings jointly a very stellar line-up of the world's maximum wisdom experts, together with Lester Thurow, Edward O. Willson, W. Brian Arthur and Blur co-authors, Stan Davis and Chris Meyer. each one of those wisdom champions tackles a distinct element of the hot economy's most important source, together with: the best way to flip wisdom into items; realizing the dynamics of information construction; development wisdom into method; making the most of the recent economics of data.

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Although not explicitly about knowledge management, Chris Meyer and Stan Davis's book BLUR lays out the implications of the combination of the steady increases in the speed of change, the value of intangibles, and inter-connectivity which have been observed over the past several decades. Mind-work is starting to outstrip muscle-work in the value it adds to the global economy, as reflected in the rise in value contributed by intangibles. As George Gilder puts it in his book Microcosm, "The central event of the twentieth century is the overthrow of matter.

The Knowledge Advantage event itself was broad, but it was important to help people with specific roles or tasks navigate its discussions, so for the first time there were three tracks: new product/service development, operations, and (customer) connections. While still broad, these three areas roughly describe the three areas where most practitioners tend to find the best footholds and starting points for their knowledge management activities. After all, coming up with new ideas (development), making them happen (operations), and then supporting and learning from them (customer connections) is important for any organization.

Does the world really need another book on why and how a more active approach to managing the creation, acquisition, representation, transfer, incorporation, and application of knowledge can transform organizations? Peter Drucker's oft-repeated statement that "knowledge has become the key economic resource and the dominant and perhaps even the only source of competitive advantage" has succinctly declared the urgency of taking knowledge seriously since he first wrote it in 1995. " Surely, that's plenty.

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