Information is Power : 5 “I”s in 21th Century

Friday, August 20, 2010 | comments

“I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough” Albert Einstein

However, many of us may worry about the future, especially in this downturn economy, today’s enterprise also feel uncertain about the future, that’s why “How the Mighty Fall” is the latest hot management guide from Mr. Jim Collin.

In the future, the digital information is expected to double in size every 18 months, how to collect, analyze, optimize information are the foundation to build up the best businesses; for humans, the information-synthesis brain is the 21th century mindset to create insight, help make the right decision, and bring up the long-term perspective, to avoid the leadership failures we just experienced in this BIG recession.

The five “I”s are the essentials in this explosive information age:

“Information”: Information is King & Question, how to get the right information at right time in the right place would become the most critical factor to run today’s business and personal life; Internet and search engine are those power engine to stimulate this new age.

“Insight”: Information is the phenomenal on the surface, insight is the core value to differentiate the capabilities; Many cool technologies such as BI and predictive analytics are the tools to open the “insight” door;

Innovation”: Innovation could be the prettiest flower in the information tree, innovation is the intersection of insight and invention, the hottest companies these days are innovation-driven: Apple produce the innovative products; Google create the innovative business model; Amazon build up the innovative business process., etc. Innovation is the key to lead both breakthrough and incremental progress in human society.

“Interaction”: the social network and Mashup are the hottest tools to inspire people’s interaction, to connect innovation with the imagination.

“Imagination”: "Imagination is more important than knowledge, knowledge is limited; imagination encircle the world." Albert Einstein (again)

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Hopefully the 5 “I”s power soup could help us turn around from this unusually uncertain economy.

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