The 3 themes that will get more and more pronounced now and in the future are:
- time – the next wave of competitive advantage will be/is how we can ensure a production that runs 24/7. For businesses it would mean having say 2 different offices around the world for a seamless/timeless business operation.
- space – a shrinking world means no geographical limitations
- knowledge – availability of information and knowledge virtually unlimited and virtually zero cost
We are fortunate to be in the transition era. We still go to the banks although we perform more internet banking transactions these days. (From a bank’s perspective that’s stretching operation 24/7.) With the internet, we can connect with almost anyone in the world, tapping into an infinite network never available to us before. With this it also facilitates assimilation of knowledge and culture creating a melting pot of collective intelligence
Reflection: how deep or how attached are we to these themes?