In the world of networks, narratives provide guidance. They convey knowledge. They generate learning. They create coherence. They reflect and […]
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Mapping your strategy for the knowledge economy
Developing a prosperous economy is challenging...and can be very confusing. A strategy map helps. The basic idea behind this strategy map is that a competitive economy is built on a portfolio of investments. We need... 1) brainpower with 21st Century skills, because brainpower is the core competitive asset that drives most markets; 2) innovation and entrepreneurship networks to convert brainpower into wealth; 3) quality, connected places, because both smart people and innovative companies are mobile; they will only be attracted to quality, connected places; 4) new narratives to guide people and resources toward new opportunities; and 5) collaborative skills that can be learned through Strategic Doing. Using this map as a starting point can guide the development an effective strategy for a neighborhood, community or region. The content on this site aligns closely with this map.