A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing: Understanding Our by Dale Neef

By Dale Neef

it truly is stated little wisdom is a deadly factor. it's a time commemorated cautionary assertion that has all of sudden got a brand new urgency. a bit wisdom is harmful, simply because as a strength for dramatic switch, wisdom this day is innovative. extra is understood and being discovered daily than used to be ever recognized or realized prior to. As an instantaneous consequence, the speed of change-and that suggests switch within the experience of every little thing from company to economics, technological know-how, medication, and politics-is commencing to speed up even more speedily than ever prior to in mankind's heritage. the aim of this publication then is twofold. First it truly is to supply a broader case for motion for wisdom management-to clarify what it really is, why it has turn up and why it's important. during this regard, we take a step again and take a look at to appreciate the basis reasons in the back of the information administration innovations are very diversified, and in lots of methods extra vital, than this kind of method or productiveness development recommendations we've got handled sooner than. "Brains, no longer brawn. The luck of nations, businesses and folks within the subsequent century is dependent upon what they understand and the way smart they're at utilizing this information. Dale Neef has given us the simplest define but of the forces in the back of this impressive switch on this planet financial system, the threats and possibilities all of us face, and the prizes that look forward to the winners." -Hamish McRae, writer, the realm in 2020, affiliate editor, "The Independent", London "Dale Neef has produced a novel success: a booklet which lucidly explains the robust riding position being performed by way of wisdom within the rising international financial system. He presents a penetrating, all-too-rare trans-national viewpoint which highlights in a hugely readable demeanour the historic, social and technological context during which this revolution is happening. In doing so, he has stripped away the hype and jargon with which many wisdom administration "experts" have clouded this structural switch within the international economic climate. Mr. Neef deals a desirable array of evidence to help his motives and is going directly to talk about the consequences of those advancements for managers, for corporations and for nationwide governments. This booklet is a must-read for an individual actively engaged in worldwide company today." -Jon Lowe, Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of work "A Little wisdom Is a deadly factor presents a truly entire view of the effect that the information revolution on our twenty first Century society. the industrial dislocations that Dale Neef describes are already happening, growing the possibility that giant segments of our inhabitants would possibly not have the talents for sustainable employment sooner or later. the results of those occasions at the social and political textile of our nation supply one nice pause for mirrored image and concern." -William R. Brody, President, The Johns Hopkins collage "Once back, Dale Neef combines simply the ideal quantities of idea, academia and sensible company adventure to put in writing a very insightful ebook. In his consulting paintings, Mr. Neef's large company, cultural and academic heritage has allowed him to research difficulties from a wealthy number of views. during this publication, he artfully applies this ability to wisdom Management." -James R. Breakey, Senior vice chairman, leader details Officer, eco-friendly Tree monetary company "This booklet is filled with facts... that we have to comprehend if we're to attract severe conclusions approximately how the information economic climate is impacting our companies and our lives. Neef presents us with a extensive viewpoint, concentrating not only at the US, yet together with insightful comparisons with Canada and Europe in addition to many constructing nations. The numbers supply a watch beginning examine what has replaced and what's altering within the wisdom economy...It is a e-book that demanding situations our considering and ...provides a far wanted conceptual framework to lead the activities businesses might want to absorb the data economy." -Nancy M. Dixon, Associate...

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