Monthly Archives: September 2009

Collective Human Knowledge

collectiveknowlegeI was on the road for about seven days last week and airports, airplanes, and hotel rooms seem to be one of the best times for me to catch up on periodicals and journals that I enjoy reading. I was truly moved by the latest issue of HBR and the interview with Cory Doctorow, the science fiction writer. I quote him:

“The universal access to  all human knowledge is the realization of one of the most important dreams of humanity, and I’d argue that complaining about it [preventing access to it]is morally indefensible.” Continue reading

2010 Trends: Multiple Generations – Baby Boomer Exodus

2010 human capital trendsThis week’s blog covers the fourth and last trend for the next decade. It is yet again another topic we have discussed before – multiple generations in the workplace and the pending exodus of the baby boomers.  This subject, discussed heavily prior to the recession, has lost much attention. The recession, after all, has forced many baby boomers to delay their retirements. But studies continue to show that these delays are just that … a delay. Continue reading

2010 Trends: Technology

2010 human capital trendsThe last two weeks we have discussed trends for the next decade in the human capital and professional development space. We explored exiting the recession and globalization. The third trend is, again, not a new one. And we have discussed this before.  We have talked about studies that show how “connected” we have become and will continue to be, all leveraged by very powerful collaborative technologies – both on the application side (iPhone’s ad: there’s an app for everything) and on the hardware side (just the number of devices that human being have and that are connected to each other is approaching 15 Billion). Continue reading

2010 Trends: Globalization

2010 human capital trendsLast week I discussed the first of the four trends I see that are going to significantly impact the human capital landscape – recession recovery. This week, I’d like to discuss globalization in a different context from that of the past 20 plus years. Continue reading