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Zero Space by Frank Lekanne Deprez, Rene Tissen

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2THE CURRENCY OF ZERO SPACE

TWO FRIENDS MEET FOR A DRINK. As they leave the bar, one of them realizes he has no cash on him. His friend gives him $10 for his cab fare home. So now that friend has $10 less while the other has $10 more. During their evening together, the two shared a lot of thoughts. One friend told the other about an idea of his, and the other did the same. Now both friends are one idea richer, but neither is an idea poorer.

Sharing knowledge enriches people, and it also enriches companies. It is a situation in which one plus one is always infinitely more than two. So companies must allow ideas and knowledge to move freely, for then this knowledge can multiply and add value.

But many managers still believe that knowledge withheld ...

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