Committed to building a shared community of innovators, Debra Amidon, Founder and Chief Strategist, ENTOVATION® International, invited me to join a new community, Entovation 100. Debra is a visionary leader and is the architect of the knowledge economy and a collector of fellow thinkers. The ENTOVATION network (Debra’s collection) is made up of people from a variety of disciplines with a wide range of functional roles and responsibilities representing over 69 countries. Joined together through Debra we share a common vision and desire to play a strategic role in shaping the global economy.
Debra passionately believes in a virtual community of collaborators working for the common good and that, as a result, a new economic world will form, one based upon knowledge. She believes this will result in profitable growth for the enterprise, the vitality of their respective national economies, and the advancement of society – both industrialized and developing nations alike. I was inspired when I heard Debra state: “A multi-faceted conception of a world knowledge commonwealth replacing the world of nations is proposed, as a means of going beyond the one-dimensional, zero-sum game of economics and interest driven money. The knowledge commonwealth, which includes what we now classify as social and moral issues, could not be controlled, or even led, by a single entity, although it might be balanced. In this New Eden, the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life grow together into one tree, as thinking about knowledge becomes less abstract and more conscious, more concerned with diversity and wisdom, than the struggle between right and wrong.”
Calvin Smith Lead Anchor EMC TV interviewed Debra at the World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) on September 26th.
Officially in the “E100”, now 201 strong, I met the 14 new inductees at a reception. Welcome New Members E100. These inspirational leaders opened a new view into the world of knowledge management. Impressed with them all, I had a chance to build a strategic connection with Edna Pasher, Founder and President of Edna Pasher Associates, a knowledge management consulting firm specializing in knowledge management. Capturing the beginning of our journey which started in Boston and continued to Israel the following month, I interviewed Edna at the WSIE conference.
New beginnings founded on a common vision of innovation and collaboration, I am looking forward to growing my partnership with Debra, Edna and the E100 Community of leaders.