Why Leaders Are Still So Hesitant to Invest in New Business Models

Harvard Business

Consider the dramatic shift in the types of assets that create market value. According to Ocean Tomo, a consulting firm focused on intellectual capital, physical assets (plant, property, and equipment) made up more than 80% of the market value of the S&P 500 in 1975. Today, the majority of market value is made up of intangible assets (networks, platforms, intellectual property, customer relationships, big data) more than physical assets.

What Younger Workers Can Learn from Older Workers, and Vice Versa

Harvard Business

What we asked people was, at this point in their lives, are they actively building, maintaining, or depleting their tangible and intangible assets? Actively building both tangible and intangible assets is crucial to creating a long and productive working life. Learning how to build and maintain tangible assets is crucial to leading a long and productive life. Coaching and mentoring across age groups makes sense.


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A Four-wheel-drive Diamond in the Rough Leadership Model

Great Leadership By Dan

We may or may not be good at strategic thinking, and we may or may not have developed a story which we can convey to others in the hopes of leading them in a particular direction. If we have, however, done our homework and have developed a story about where we think we should be going, then one can say that the northeast axis has “formed.” These results can be, in my experience, best conceived as a progression of outcomes moving from intangible assets to tangible outcomes.

GDP Is a Wildly Flawed Measure for the Digital Age

Harvard Business

Many workers have found, well into their careers, that their physical skills for making and transporting “things” are less relevant and valuable than the once were. New workers embarking on their careers are finding that their education is incomplete in many areas essential to our technology-driven lives today. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), our core measure of prosperity, was developed during the industrial age. HBR STAFF.

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