posted 7 Sep 2005 in Volume 9 Issue 1
Some strategic quizzics
By Professor Leif Edvinsson, Lund University, Sweden
If you look at the new economical power triangle, with
Fifty per cent of the human capital of the world resides in this triangle, but with the majority in
In the context of the so called
The above quizzics are based on the learnings that the art and science of questioning might help us to augment strategic innovation perspectives much more than traditional cost saving ones. The latter is mainly resulting in the search for outsourcing to low labour cost supplying countries. Is that sustainable economics?
So for the Future Knowledge Navigation the key word might be to in-source talented human capital. For this we need to develop the infrastructure for migration and flow of people as well as the relationship capital, perhaps expressed as tolerance of talents from other cultures.
The infrastructure might take the shape of Knowledge Innovative Zones rather than traditional cities. However, the city once was developed to support the trade flow of goods. Now it might be the trade flow of ideas and intellectual assets. Urban design becomes critical to attract and support the brains to come, work and live in such areas.
Such regions might act as a kind of mega brain of networks and relationships like the synapses of the brain. One critical dimension for this mega brain might be the harmony and relationships between different supporting regions. Strategic collaboration instead of stressful resource competition might be the outcome.
The recent emerging way of addressing future challenges in
A special form of such collaborative opportunity space might be on the border line between public and private sector, with prototyping society entrepreneurship. Trade development has always taken place in such corridors or twilight zones. Now it might be the prototyping space for new social innovations and improved wealth creation to nourish the future as an asset.