Summary of Volume 2

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. From Information Metabolism to Economic Intelligence
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Information metabolism according to Timothy Powell
    • 1.3. Let us examine this concept in more detail
    • 1.4. Organizations and human beings
      • 1.4.1. Individuation according to Jung
      • 1.4.2. Individuation according to Simondon
    • 1.5. Change within organizations via the information function and an epigenetic approach
    • 1.6. The zone of proximal development
    • 1.7. Conclusion
    • 1.8. References
  • Chapter 2. Changing Our Way of Thinking
    • 2.1. Plato’s cave, or the fight against the world of received ideas
    • 2.2. A society without schools
    • 2.3. On the intelligence cycle
    • 2.4. Thinking outside the box and the iron cage
      • 2.4.1. Thinking outside the box
      • 2.4.2. The iron cage
    • 2.5. Holistic thinking
    • 2.6. Lateral thinking
    • 2.7. To unravel Parkinson’s law and received ideas
      • 2.7.1. Parkinson’s law
      • 2.7.2. The cost of received ideas
    • 2.8. The individual and their behavior
    • 2.9. Thinking about the future or a return to future studies
      • 2.9.1. General remarks on future studies
      • 2.9.2. Foresight in business
      • 2.9.3. Regional prospective
    • 2.10. Conclusion
    • 2.11. References
  • Chapter 3. Innovation
    • 3.1. Some definitions
    • 3.2. The innovation mechanism
    • 3.3. Different types of innovation
      • 3.3.1. The development of innovation
    • 3.4. Restraints on developing innovation
    • 3.5. Science, technology and innovation policies
      • 3.5.1. Innovation systems
      • 3.5.2. A quick comparison between France and Germany
      • 3.5.3. The evolution of ...

Get Strategic Intelligence for the Future 1 now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.