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Are you a cross-pollinating sequential learner?

Alan Greenspan,
former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, recognized the role of conceptual
output as early as 1997 in a speech at the University of Connecticut when he
said “The growth of the conceptual component of output has brought with it
accelerating demands for workers who are equipped not simply with technical
know-how, but with the ability to create, analyze, and transform information
and to interact effectively with others.” By 2004, he had developed his views
on the topic, referring to reductions in manufacturing in the United States,
outsourcing to India and China, excess of supply and the global marketplace,
all leading to the increasing conceptualization of economic output.”

Taking a page straight from Dan Pink
and Gary Hamel, knowledge and even
expertise are common, expected, cheap (sometimes free) to source, and no
longer represent lasting competitive advantage.

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