Knowledge is a fundamentally different kind of economic asset

May 24, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

You have probably heard of the the Knowledge Era. You know that we shifted from the Industrial to the Knowledge Era sometime in the recent past. What you may not understand is the implication of this shift for economics–and for your own organization.

The big difference comes from this simple fact: Knowledge is infinite. Yes, you heard me correctly. Knowledge is an infinite asset. Giving it away or selling it does not diminish your supply of knowledge. This infinite nature of knowledge conflicts with one of the most basic assumptions of the economics that most of learned in school: Read more