CHAPTER 10The Future ofInnovation

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

—PETER DRUCKER

As intellectual capital agrarians, we peer into the future with hope, and what do we see? We see crops that are picked on time before they rot or spoil because they are recognized as valuable and well managed. We see technological systems that facilitate and ensure collaboration in ways we could only previously have imagined. We see corporate and institutional leaders as genuine stewards of their company’s intellectual assets, adopting a “no technology left behind” culture and mantra. We see internal red tape, politics, and turf wars abolished in favor of a model where institutional shareholder value is maximized and the “we” is far greater than ...

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