By Don Tapscott

Arguing that wisdom is strength and lengthy fiscal virtue accrues to these participants and agencies who're in a position to leverage the functions of recent details applied sciences, this learn summarizes how new know-how is reworking the methods participants paintings, research and do enterprise. It offers a version of ways to create wealth within the new economic system in addition to examples from major businesses from over the realm.

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