Check out our new endeavor at smarter-companies!

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As of January, 2013, we are dedicating most of our time to our new venture, smarter-companies a venture dedicated to empowering consultants with tools, training and continuous learning to help them build smarter companies that optimize the return on the intangible capital that drives 80% of corporate value in companies today. (And, yes, the name of this new venture was inspired by the name of this blog, which I started in 2008!)

Our offering includes both open source tools, our own proprietary tools and a marketplace where other consultants can offer their own tools.

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Intangible Capital Reading List on Twitter for 2012-10-11

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Intangible Capital Reading List on Twitter for 2012-10-04

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  • A positive view on how today's technology is making our youth better writers (I agree) #

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Intangible Capital Reading List on Twitter for 2012-10-03

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  • RT @breakingviews: European companies wrote off 76 bln euros of M&A-created intangible assets in 2011. Evaporating goodwill raises the… #

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The Walking Dead

October 2, 2012 by · Comments Off 

part 4 of the “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” series

In the intangible capital version of Joni Mitchell’s lyric, it’s sometimes easiest to understand how intangible capital works by illustrating what happens when it’s “gone.” This month, I’ll describe the fourth* of these called “The Walking Dead.”

Teams or companies with this syndrome are missing the human capital they need to succeed. They fail to hire the right people. They fail to retain the right people. Or, all too often, they lay off the right people for the wrong reasons. Read more

Intangible Capital Reading List on Twitter for 2012-10-02

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  • I thought this video was really funny–two monks figuring out a new technology… #
  • RT @dan_topf: Intangibles drive your earnings. Learn how with Celemi Tango. Learn why: Untangling intangible assets – OECD Observer… #
  • RT @f_ostermann: The impact of intangible assets -new company models needed: #
  • Interesting case of bank loans and intangible assets in India #

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Intangible Capital Reading List on Twitter for 2012-09-29

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  • From Abhijit Talukdar: icTracker today launched the IC analysis for top US stocks, including the Dow Jones stocks. #

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Intangible Capital Reading List on Twitter for 2012-09-28

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  • #thewsie Roger Pelton President of Berklee: universities have an 800 year old biz model in for massive disruption. #
  • #thewsie Stephen Wolfram: many in advanced R&D group did not finish their degrees. Those most broadly interested in learning are not PhD's #
  • #thewsie Alex Pentland improving employee comm in call center letting all take coffee break together: engagement up 20%. Saved $15 million #
  • #thewsie Pentland new data regs give consumers control of data. Will create market that forces competition for who gives best value in exch #
  • #thewsie from the audience an Egyptian activist: our histories are being recorded on social media–it is not one point of view, it is many. #

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Intangible Capital Reading List on Twitter for 2012-09-27

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  • We look forward to hearing more Jonna! #
  • I'm @thewsie. Opening speaker is Don Topscott. Talking about the rise of multistakeholder networks. His new effort is Prosperity Institue #
  • At #thewsie nametags label attendees as mavericks, icons and geniuses. I'm a maverick! #
  • #thewsie No women in opening panel. Next round has breakout session with all female panel on how women are marginalized. What's up w/ that? #
  • #thewsie Barbara Bennet CFO of EPA says innovation is where the environment and the economy meet–improving environment creates new markets. #
  • #thewsie Just spoke with an innovation leader from Australia who told me she is an intangible capitalist!! #
  • #thewsie Rogier van der Heide-Poor economies will solve energy deficits by creating their own microgrids. Will disrupt developed countries. #
  • #thewsie Rogier: I don't believe in predicting the future. I believe in vision. #
  • #thewsie David Eaves: digital citizenry doesn't want to engage with an analog government #

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Intangible Capital Reading List on Twitter for 2012-09-24

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  • I'm looking forward to participating @THEWISE World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship this week! #
  • If you are talking from a technical accounting perspective, you need to consult local advice in your country for… #
  • New paper by Hulten and Hao: Role of Intangible Capital in Transformation & Growth of Chinese Economy #
  • The trend toward holistic thinking like that used with IC is seen in this UK project to measure well-being #
  • Templeton of Citrix: hierarchy a necessary evil for managing complexity, but irrelevant to individual role/value #

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