The Future Of Innovation ... Global Re-thinking To Innovate

Mr Konstantin M Golubev

It seems that the very nature of competition should be revised. The prevailing point of view that the primary goal of management is to beat the competitors, to destroy their businesses and probably the whole lives leads us from disaster to disaster. World wars and repeating world economical crisis show that in the world, there we are becoming more interdependent, this approach should be treated as an obsolete rudiment from our animal past. The right competition for human society should be competition which favours those who is better serving for out mutual survival and our best future.

The only entities interested in unrestricted innovations are the whole society and innovators themselves. Big commercial companies, as numerous unfair competition cases - versus Microsoft for example - show that commercial interests in higher profits with fewer expenses are opposite to interests of society that needs better and healthier goods and services.

We would imagine that the probable solution of this problem should be the following. As a rule, starting innovator is the one person having no funds and no time to develop fully working structure to implement innovation. A society, presented by state authorities, supplies an innovator with not very big funds enough to start practical innovation. If innovation becomes successful, emerging company together with technologies should be transferred to state as a society property. Innovator may get a position of director or to start another innovation. In this way society gets better products and innovators fulfil their dreams. No banks, no commercial entities, no competition in commercial sense, no restricted patents… Innovation is really working for the whole society.

There is great amount of valuable applicable knowledge developed by many innovators in the world. But how we can apply it to solve our problems?

Before using any knowledge should be learnt. Concept of traditional learning is based on a linear process: students should learn proposed knowledge topic by topic and after that they must pass exams to get acknowledgement that knowledge is in their minds. But this activity does not guarantee that students have all or even greater part of knowledge needed to solve problems of real world life.

It means that education should be life-long and adaptive to produce effective results.

Adaptive learning methodology and technology proposed is based on a concept called Just-In-Time Knowledge (JIT-Knowledge). Adaptive learning should allow finding and learning only knowledge relevant to emerging problems. This way all applicable knowledge would become available for any person or organization.

Article © 2009 Mr Konstantin M Golubev. All rights reserved.

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Mr Konstantin M Golubev

Mr Konstantin M Golubev

affiliation:   General Knowledge Machine Research Group

position:  Coordinator

country:  Ukraine

area of interest:  Organizational Learning Advancement

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