“Flexible access to people and resources can be enormously powerful in a world driven by changes that, more often than not, lead us in unanticipated directions…we need to become more adept at ‘capability leverage’ – finding and accessing complementary capabilities, wherever they reside in the world, to deliver more value.” - From “The Power of Pull” by J Hagel, J S Brown, L Davidson Businesses, in particular in the Western world, are becoming more and more knowledge-intensive with an increasing part of the workforce engaged in knowledge-based work. A study by The Work Foundation has estimated that we have a 30-30-40 workforce - 30 per cent in jobs with high knowledge content, 30 per cent in jobs with some knowledge content, and 40 per cent in jobs with less knowledge content. Knowledge work is about such things as solving problems, performing research and creative work, interacting and communicating with other people, and so on. Such work is by nature less predictable and repeatable than traditional industry work (transformational and transactional activities organized into repeatable processes). Both the inputs and outputs of knowledge work
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In watching this video, you can see the emergence of a genuine creative leader at work. Creative leadership requires conviction and commitment with one component marking out the great creative leaders from the others - personal risk!! The great creative leaders in our world, Socrates, Joan of Arc, J.B. Priestley, Nehru, Nelson Mandela to name just a few all took great personal risks to ensure their beliefs in one way or another effected the world in which we live for the common good. Whilst it is difficult to say just exactly what the common good is, universally we know it when we see it and we know when the common good is not being served. Historically the sign of a great creative leader is when someone takes the risk to speak out against entrenched power that we know refuses to allow proper debate regardless of the risks.Julian Assange, Founder of Wikileaks has done that.Watch the video!!
In their effort to turn piles of data into actionable information, large global enterprises are applying rigorous strategic thinking to using information management to contain costs and provide a competitive advantage. This study uncovers significant trends, misconceptions, and underlying roadblocks to better information management. How important is this? The study found that data-related problems could be costing most enterprises more than $5 million annually.
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Tim O'Reilly, Founder of Tim O'Reilly Media, talks about the benefits of cloud computing in innovation through its ability to reduce costs substantially in prototyping because of its access to information quickly and very cheaply.
If you bought a computer a few years ago, it would invariably come with a free CD-Rom encyclopedia. At the time it seemed like a life-changer, but after an hour or two spent looking at ancient wildlife clips and a timeline about the Romans, the excitement wore off. Today’s internet equivalents are bigger, faster and more interactive, whether you’re helping youngsters with their homework or cramming for the pub quiz. Here is the Time's UK Top Ten List