Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The FASTForward Blog � Social Networks, Technology Converge to Create New ‘Renaissance’ : Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

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The FASTForward Blog � Social Networks, Technology Converge to Create New ‘Renaissance’ : Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary: "With the multi-disciplinary talents they possessed, visionaries such as da Vinci, Franklin, and others shook the world. Now, the world demands new versatility. Today’s managers and professionals are in a prime position to capture that spirit and carry it forward, thanks to technology innovations, says Vinnie Mirchandani in his new book, The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations.

Today’s organizations are looking for new ways of competing in today’s crazy global economy — digitally, virtually, and analytically. Vinnie’s book points out how technology innovations are expanding beyond the bounds of managing operating and storage systems. (Polymath is a Greek word for one who excels in many disciplines.) Technology — thanks to the network effect — is driving many of the important changes now reshaping business and society."