Learning Org and Capitalism LO7318

Michael McMaster (Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 9 May 1996 07:59:17 +0000

Replying to LO7279 --


Funny how we leap to our reactions. Triggered by the emotive content
of "profit", we either jump in eager to defend or attack - and find
out that the issue was from a completely different aspect.

What is "profit" in an information age? What is "capital" in an
information age? The meaning transforms and, with that
transformation, we also might transform our interpretations - and
hence our reactions.

There is a group engaged with this question - specifically
investigating "intellectual capital" - and the measurement of its
accumulation and the returns on it on a Lotus Notes system.

The name of the group is ICON and senior executives from Dow, Skandia
and CIBC to name a few participate in it. It is open to
subscription. I am part of this project but am not particularly
familiar with the conditions of entry.

The project is managed by Heidi Billet and she can be reached at


Michael McMaster <Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk>

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