Learning as competitive advantage

Posted by Jim Klaas on February 07, 2012

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Jim Klaas is a learning coach, author, and the founder of DevEd International, a firm specializing in innovative learning solutions and international development. Find out more at devedinternational.net

In the Power of Pull, authors Hagel and Seely Brown declare that the only sustainable competitive advantage is the rate at which an organization can learn. This means in our globalized economy, learning is not an optional, easily-cut luxury.
It must deliver just-in-time answers while continually improving itself as it adapts to change.
What applies to organizations, also applies to us as individuals.
We can’t afford not to learn. Unless we want to automatically be disadvantaged. The problem isn’t that we will make mistakes or won’t know everything. We will do both.
The error is in stopping learning or thinking we know enough so we don’t have to learn.
Learning is not an investment. It is our survival.

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