|Capitalizing on Knowledge|
|Capitalizing on Knowledge:
From e-business to k-business
David J. Skyrme
Chapter 8 Update
This update is a prelimary update, one year after publication. A fuller update will be added shortly.
Innovation and Incubators
As in many other parts of the dot.com arena, incubators focussing solely on Internet businesses have had a hard time. Companies have retrenched or merged their e-business incubators into mainstream business ones. And talking of innovation, as we now know only too well, the example of Enron was an innovation too far (especially in creative accounting!!). However, don't be put off from innovating - just do it in a sustainable way. In contrast, Shell, though not as spectular as Enron, steadily innovates and - what's more - surives and thrives.
The author, David Skyrme, is the principal consultant of David Skyrme Associates providers of consultancy services and workshops on knowledge networking, Internet commerce and knowledge management. Its Knowledge Connections website provides a comprehensive resource for many topics covered in the book as well as providing knowledge management resources and a free monthly email briefing - I3 UPDATE / ENTOVATION International news.
Butterworth-Heinemann publishes a growing range of books on knowledge management. Its Knowledge Management Web pages keep you abreast of new publications as well as offering an email alerting service and special offers.
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