The new wealth of organization
By Thomas A. Stewart
(Crown Business, Paperback, 9780385483810, 320pp.)
Publication Date: December 29, 1998
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Visionary in scope, Intellectual Capital is the first book that shows how to turn the untapped knowledge of an organization into its greatest competitive weapon. Thomas A. Stewart demonstrates how knowledge--not natural resources, machinery, or financial capital--has become the most important factor in economic life. Through practical advice, stories, and case histories, Stewart reveals how organizations and individuals can create and use the knowledge assets they need. Dazzling in its ability to make conceptual sense of the economic revolution we are living through, this ingenious book cuts through the vague rhetoric of "paradigm shifts" to show how the Information Age economy really works.
Intellectual Capital should be read as if the futures of your company and your career depend on it. They do.
Thomas A. Stewart is an award-winning member of the board of editors of Fortune magazine. He pioneered the field of intellectual capital in a series of landmark articles that earned him an international reputation as the chief expert on the subject. The Planning Forum called him "the leading proponent of knowledge management in the business press," and Business Intelligence, a British research group, gave him a special award for his outstanding contributions to the field. He lives in Manhattan.
"Be prepared to rethink your business, your career, your company's balance sheet, your organizational strategy and even the rules of the marketplace--breathtakingly written."
--Atlanta Business Chronicle
"If you read only one business book this year, make it Intellectual Capital."
--Paul Saffo, Director, Institute for the Future
"An enormously important book on a truly critical topic. Insightful, pragmatic, fun to read. Tom Stewart has hit a home run."
--Dr. Michael Hammer
"Original, refreshing--the management book of the '90s."
--Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, USC
"Intellectual Capital will be the watershed work on this important topic."
--Noel Tichy, coauthor of Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will