Collaboration – The New Economy of Scale

With more and more business value being based in intellectual property versus physical property, the definition of scale and its advantages must change. The new playing field is collaboration and its ability to magnify the contributions of the individual through collective, cooperative and competitive knowledge acceleration. The individual contributor is at a disadvantage, the collaborative contributor owns the day. And of course, the collaboration is maximized when unfettered by any boundaries of geography or time zone. The most successful enterprise will continue to invest in and insist on a collaborative environment where contributions build on each other and compound value into the future. Perhaps CAGR should become a measure or Collaborative Annual Growth Rate?

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