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March 28, 2008



A lack of horizontal thinkers on staff combined with a manageriial/directorial lack of understanding of the rules of the new attention economy.

Even when the tanks have something really great - say Ronfeldt's Tribes paper - I usually hear about it from a blogger who is, by chance, acting on their own. No strategy of influence.

John Robb

It's a shame really. Given the funding and the resources, they could be really moving the ball forward for all of us.


What are the chances that a decline here might spark some specialization? The more productive, horizontal thinkers push new themes and ideas while outsourcing the deep vertical research? Just a thought.


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