In The Know v1.03

On January 20, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser

Aimee Mullens, Athlete, actor & activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs (all 12 of them)

Aimee Mullens, inspiration, athlete, actor & activist talks about her prosthetic legs (all 12 pairs of them)

In The Know v1.03

Five links to expand your definitions and challenge your assumptions

  • Amy Mullins and Her 12 Pairs of Legs
    Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. Watching the video is a ten minute instruction in human capability. It raises the question, “Why isn’t human improvement and optimization the core of HR?” Mullins is an example of transformative returns from an investment in Human Capital.
  • Intelligence Integration in Palantir
    This is the next level of analytical tools being made necessary by the data tsunami. Soon, our analysis of workflow, requirements, biz ops and workforce deployments will resemble this toolset currently proposed for Intelligence in Afghanistan. Without being heavy handed, there is clear similarity between the way you use information to manage a counter-insurgency and the way you plan for, acquire and utilize human capital. The key is knowing the environment, watching emerging trends and having open source data collection capabilities. That way, relevant content gets under the microscope at the right time.
  • Have Women Changed The Workplace?
    A recent article in the Economist declared victory in the ongoing battle for gender equality. This piece says hold on a second.
  • Where were you during the war?
    Does the Google departure from China signify the beginning of the time when companies and countries went to war with each other? Another piece suggests a range of motives for the decision. What’s clear is that the playing field is changing before our eyes.
  • The Age of External Knowledge
    If you want a heady diet of ideas, check out Edge’s annual question. One of the more interesting answers this year suggests that the key to understanding our times is knowing that knowing where to look is better than knowing the answer. The era of external knowledge is the idea that we can really put our minds to work if we let the machines handle the minutiae.

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