Well, in the simplest terms, as Tom Hood says, we must keep our L greater than C. We must out-learn the pace of change.
But again, easier said than done, right? How do we learn in an era when we’re facing more change, more chaos, more information from more sources than ever?
In my mind, it comes down to two things:
The first is better information.
Consider this, from Google CEO Eric Schmidt:
“Between the dawn of civilization through 2003, there were just five exabytes of information created. That much information is now created every two days, and the pace is increasing.“
Information: And I’m not talking about content. I’m talking about content that matters to you. That old cliché “Content is King?” Wrong. Today, as Steven Rosenbaum says, “Content curation is king.” Being able to find valuable, relevant content and add context to it.
John Spence, managing partner at John Spence LLC: Used to be that knowledge was power; now sharing knowledge is power. (By the way, I wasn’t at that conference when Spence said that. I read that quote on Twitter, following the conference hashtag. A perfect example of using my personal knowledge network.)
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