Today knowledge is not power, but sharing knowledge is. Do you agree? Disagree?
With such generous sharing of professional expertise on social media, would you agree with the above statement? How has such sharing has benefited your business?
Mr Davinder, the word 'power' attached to knowledge, does not exist anymore. Firstly, we have the overload of information from the social media as also sharing of expertise through various sites. Sharing knowledge is in fact beneficial. The more you share, the more you get and learn. Florence MacDonald
Both are important because sharing of knowledge depends on knowledge if you have not knowledge so what can you share,....
Yep! It's no fun when you are the smartest person in the room.
To share knowledge one must first possess knowledge. I think the more beneficial debate would be "what is knowledge?"
To me knowledge is that unique blend of information and personal experience which takes you to a higher plane than you were before.
If you accept this, then you understand that it is possible for us to empower ourselves when we acquire "knowledge" and then enable others to empower themselves when we pass it on.
In this way knowledge as well as the sharing of knowledge is power and each of us has an opportunity and a responsibility to be a collector and sharer of knowledge.
I totally disagree (on one hand) but actually implicitly agree on the other.
I think you are just using semantics to make something appear to exist that does not.
In the old statement "Knowledge is power" there is the inherent understanding that it must be "shared, given or used." Knowledge in and of itself was NEVER the power, it was he/she who had the knowledge and then used it, leveraged it, shared it—they had the power.
So to me, the statement, "Knowledge is power" has always carried the connotation of "Knowledge used and shared is power."
So I disagree with the aspect of your statement which seems to suggest that "knowledge is power" meant something akin to "knowledge held is power."
But I do agree that "knowledge shared" is power, and I believe it always has been. And I believe it is what "Knowledge is power" has always meant.
No not at all. Without knowledge you have nothing to offer. It will always be one form of power.
By power, do you mean influence and wealth? In that case, relevance is power. Consider Google as a prime example.
It is indeed. I created an online platform for us company secretaries to share knowledge with each other way back in 2001 through yahoogroups, which was the earliest form of online networking and sharing so to speak. That was a purely social endeavour without any commercial interests in it.
Knowledge in action is power. Knowledge in action is via people collaboration and sharing.