Perils of Prosperity

Perils of Prosperity

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The most profound social and economic transformation over the last quarter century has been how knowledge and intellectual assets have supplanted physical labor in rearranging work and organizations. Competition for high-paying, knowledge-intensive jobs has become fierce, as corporations seek out the best talent for the cheapest price. Knowledge-intensive work is the key to long term success. How will people and organizations succeed? A new nationalism seems counterproductive considering that Americaa€™s well being is inextricably linked to the rest of the world. A purpose-driven life seems unattainable given lifestyles that are built on brand loyalty and consumption. Innovation seems an illusion given massive job de-skilling and outsourcing. Such are the perils of prosperity. Nevertheless, people and organizations must strive to work collaboratively and in innovative ways.buying a cell phone involves a trip to an electronics store where consumers can choose whatever phone they want. ... big telecommunications companies like Verizon and ATaamp;T have exercised control on what phones are offered. ... the big carriers with open access regulations and new open access rules have been attached to a wireless spectrum auction. ... litigation has forced Sprint-Nextel to a€œ unlocka€ phone software so that the phones can be used when customers switch otheranbsp;...

Title:Perils of Prosperity
Author:John J. Sarno
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2009-02-09


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