I recently took part in a discussion when somebody asked, “What is the difference between information and knowledge?”
Participants quickly fell into their undergraduate mode of scrambling for an answer to make people happy with their well-reasoned responses. On the other hand, I was reminded of a small business owner who was able to cut to the point of the matter by asking, “What decision are you going to drive with that information?”
In the world of data, information, knowledge, reporting and social media, don’t fall into the trap of trying to become the smartest guy in the room. It’s far better to be the one who makes the best decisions.
My name is Tim McGuiness. I am the President of The Power of We, LLC, and I hope you find the time you invest reading my thoughts is well spent.
The Power of We works with creative, forward-thinking and results-oriented businesses to help them define where they want to go and help them apply The Power — our methodology for planning, balancing and leveraging a company and all of its resources.
Plan on my peppering discussion of business issues with humor and analogies from a wide spectrum of life’s other interests. More importantly, please be active. I want to provide a forum for thought leaders, so provocative commentary is welcome.
I look forward to getting to know all of the participants and will always look for ideas for content.
One final thought — Go make some money!