Several friends have asked me “What do I mean by a shift between a Knowledge Economy to a Knowledge Ecology?” In the Knowledge Economy the Internet was being used to just make labor more efficient. In an Knowledge Ecology the best ideas come from many different places… and when they are implemented, they can dominate their industries. Prove it you say? Here is an exceptional interview from the product team behind the Nintendo Wii. The Wii has come to dominate the game console market place, which is especially evident when I speak with friends that have kids. From the interview:
This is my emphasis- business partners presenting Nintendo with new technologies and ideas… not just the fairly predictable 10% improvement that most companies rely on. Knowledge Ecologies are going to dominate successful products and services into the future as we can see happening with Nintendo!
Thanks goes to Jeff Sexton for sharing this link with me. I greatly appreciate how the readership of this blog contributes to the Knowledge Ecology forming around this set of topics!