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Exponential Organisations - Book Review

Book - Exponential Organisations, Salim IsmailBook Review

Introduction
An Exponential Organization is one whose impact (or output) is disproportionally large – at least 10 x larger – compared to its peers because of the use of new organizational techniques that leverage accelerating technologies.

Ray Kurzweil, who has studied this phenomenon for thirty years, to make four signature observations:

First,
the doubling pattern identified by Gordon Moore in integrated circuits applies to any information technology. Kurzweil calls this the Law of Accelerating Returns (LOAR) and shows that doubling patterns in computation extend all the way back to 1900, far earlier than Moore’s original pronouncement.

Second,
the driver fuelling this phenomenon is information. Once any domain, discipline, technology or industry becomes information-enabled and powered by information flows, its price/performance begins doubling approximately annually.

Third,
once that doubling pattern starts, it doesn’t stop. We us…

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