Michael Schrage

Knowledge isn’t power; the ability to act on knowledge is power.

Most firms grossly overinvest in technologies that let people see what’s going on and dramatically underinvest in delegation and true empowerment.

Roger Schank

What you know is trivial. The real issue is what do you know how to do?

Niels Bohr

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.

Josh Billings, US folk philosopher

The trouble with most folks ain’t what they don’t know. It’s what they know that ain’t so.

Lord Kelvin (British physicist)

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it. But when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind.

Peter Drucker

In the knowledge society the most probable assumption for organizations – and certainly the assumption on which they have to conduct their affairs – is that they need knowledge workers far more than knowledge workers need them.

Napoleon Bonaparte

War is ninety percent information.

George Gilder

The central event of the 20th century is the overthrow of matter. In technology, economics, and the politics of nations, wealth in the form of physical resources is steadily declining in value and significance. The powers of mind are everywhere ascendant over the brute force of things.

Tom Peters

…success in the marketplace today is directly proportional to the knowledge that an organization can bring to bear, how fast it can bring the knowledge to bear, and the rate at which it accumulates knowledge.

Lord Kelvin

When you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind.