Synchronise knowledge with mind power
There should not be any doubt about the old saying 'Knowledge is
Power' and as resources are depleting, it has becomes even more
relevant. The application of knowledge in the modern world has vast
dimensions. Knowledge for mere information, capacity building,
commercial value creation and personal branding are several applications
commonly seen around the world.
Acquisition of knowledge has many sources with the fast tracked
technology evolution and intense exposure people have today.
One may argue that acquisition of knowledge is today much easier than
what it was in the days gone by.
The challenge is to convert knowledge into commercial value.
If I ask you why gain knowledge, I will get different answers from
different people, based on each one's beliefs and level of understanding
but I like to get one direct and honest answer from every single
individual that is; knowledge for commercial value creation and social
well-being. Mind you, commercial value creation first, because of the
fact that without commercial success you cannot really create an
So gain knowledge, market it, create commercial value and ensure
social well being, in that particular order.
My expertise being in the area of business management, I have a
natural tendency to advocate how knowledge can be converted into
Success depends on the effectiveness of application and not on
As employees, you capture knowledge and changes in the operating
environment and their opportunities or challenges fast.
In response, you naturally focus on and get busier with effective
application to convert knowledge into tangible value for your employer.
But I make a bold statement here that is; knowledge itself is inadequate
to be a successful man or a woman.
Synchronise knowledge with mind power for optimum value for you and
We say that life is a challenge based on external challenges we
encounter, so we end up finding solutions externally. Ah...... pause for
a moment and think for a while!.....see if you can recall instances
where you challenged yourself or you yourself became a challenge to you
- instances where you created internal barriers and situations where you
internalised external challenges.
The reality is that solutions to a variety of problems lie within
you. But how many times have you pointed the finger in your direction
and asked yourself; is there anything in me that needs change as a
potential solution to the problem?
The beauty is that challenging yourself in response to business
challenges also enhances your capacity thus help build your competitive
advantages in the job market. Don't you see the 'strong business' case
Remember, no other power can overpower manpower.
Knowledge is dynamic and relative so keep updating it.
Some people think that once they finish formal education, learning
stops. Nothing could be further from the truth. The world is constantly
changing, as are our businesses. New technology and new sources of
information require constant updating of our skills and knowledge.
Knowledge is dynamic and relative. It never reaches a point of
adequacy. To stop learning is to fall behind and drop by the wayside.
You must constantly enrich your knowledge and skills if you are to stay
competitive in this fiercely competitive environment.