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

These results can be, in my experience, best conceived as a progression of outcomes moving from intangible assets to tangible outcomes. investing in our human capital) will take place within the organizational ball, yet it's useful here to think of them also as results which create a cause-and-effect chain linking our intangible human capital to our intangible organizational capabilities to intangible customer satisfaction to tangible financial profitability.

How Work Will Change When Most of Us Live to 100

Harvard Business

Take, for instance, the age at which people make commitments such as buying a house, getting married, having children, or starting a career. And yet that does not mean that simply extending our careers is appealing. Just lengthening that second stage of full-time work may secure the financial assets needed for a 100-year life, but such relentless work will inevitably deplete precious intangible assets such as productive skills, vitality, happiness, and friendship.

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. It struggles to account for today’s intangible assets—services, insights, and networks. HBR STAFF.

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