Thursday, June 30, 2005
I recently perused a book in my library called Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy by Stan Davis and Christopher Meyer and a statement leapt off the page at me: “Remember, knowledge, a main currency of the BLUR economy, has a unique property: You’ve got it, you sell it—you’ve still got it! So, don’t hoard your knowledge. Spread it, get credit for having known it early, become known as the source of interesting ideas, whether they’re original or secondhand. If you don’t, your friends will hear it from someone else. Velocity of knowledge is crucial to your success. The more you give away, the more you’ll get back.” Sounds like sowing and reaping to me.