The Battle for Information: The Mind of a Leader 2 (Enhanced DVD)
In the beginning of the 2st century, the concept of knowledge sharing has grown to include business professionals in addition to clinical and other research experts publishing evidence based practice findings. Fields of knowledge sharing are the outgrowth of concerted collaboration on behalf of governments, major institutions, professional associations, and think tanks.
The Battle for Information: The Mind of a Leader 2 (2011) shows how knowledge sharing is both an enlightened practice; as well as a method of spying on competitors. Who controls information is a major factor in credibility, yet the potency of ideas must be tied to a history of performance. Mastery of information for the purposes of building consensus, say public opinion experts, is the primary rationale for sustained investment in business intelligence.
Those that promote business intelligence as an instrument for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace, will find the dark underbelly of this discussion a critical counter to the information commons. Suggesting that information is an asset, the video also points to the limits of corporate sabotage techniques, offering that business intelligence is relative value, and that beyond muckracking, there is often little profitable effect.
Mads Øvlisen, Jim Buckmaster, Katie Ford, Philippe Starck, and Tony Visconti discuss misuse of proprietary information (i.e. business intelligence, intellectual property) and the limits to competitor gains. Although reputation ruining motives may persist, speculation behind such tactics generally remains unmet in terms of intended outcome. In the end, say these leaders, the nefarious side of information is still outweighed by knowledge sharing benefits.
The Battle for Information: The Mind of a Leader 2