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May 01, 2006


Alex Osterwalder

The author Daniel Pink has an interesting take on this topic in his book "A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age". Though the book is a bit "light" it is a quick good read that outlines an important trend of the qualities required for tomorrow's jobs. I wrote a review about it on my blog:

Cheers from spring in Switzerland, Alex

Makio Yamazaki


"The world is flat."
Thomas F. Friedman called it "Globalization 3.0".
According to Peter Drucker, he also says that we have 'the
information' "anytime" and "anywhere" in the world.
Therefore, customer has begun to have too many
informations and they began to learn.
The company which provides "services" must support the
business agilities to adapt to the trend of the market and
the customer needs.
In other words, the one which was core so far converts
into the context without keeping time soon.
Even if only the executive that was
excellent(multi-talented) of the big company supposes,
will be difficult to support these various and rapid
changes ?
Therefore, the distributed organization would be more and
more important than ever before.
And also I mean the tacit knowledge(so to speak "Kaizen")
should be pervasived in their team.
Not only the individuals but also all the members of the
organization should see the same direction, "North

Stuart Oliver

>There is no doubt that the US has been a leader in innovation over the last century.

You are right but the tables have turned (http://www.stuart-oliver.com/blog/2006/04/chindia-decline-of-us-and.html) and the US needs to [a] wakeup and acknowledge this, [b] realise that the way in which we work now has changed due to globalisation and the ease of collaboration and [c] that this will continue to accelerate in the near future as we become a world or primarily portfolio workers.

>all the tools of collaboration and innovation are increasingly becoming commodities, distributed to more people than ever before.

This is very true however far too many, in my opinion, are not realising this. For many of these the future will come too fast. Collaboration on a global scale (http://www.stuart-oliver.com/blog/2006/04/globalisation-online-communities.html) is performed with ease allowing us to select and find team members (collaborators) to work with. With global reach innovation and the speed of it will inevitably increase - it's easy (http://www.stuart-oliver.com/blog/2006/04/distributed-creativity-or-peer.html)

Your blog is inspirational, please continue to post frequently! We have many common interests, let's connect in the near future.


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