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Einstein Explains the Network Economy

Here is a quote from Albert Einstein in his book The World As I See It:

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labours of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

There’s not really much to add to that, is there? It is a great argument for why we need to think of the economy (and life!) as a set of interconnections and interdependencies.

About Tim Kastelle

Student and teacher of innovation - University of Queensland Business School - links to academic papers, twitter, and so on can be found here.

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5 Responses to Einstein Explains the Network Economy

  1. Christer Edman 22 November 2010 at 12:06 am #

    I am really impressed of your researches from the sources of wisdom. We sometimes believe that our century comes up with so many useful thoughts and inventions. But most of them can be traced back to great thinkers who lived many years ago.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tim 22 November 2010 at 5:16 am #

    Thanks for the comment Christer! I agree that we often overestimate the uniqueness of a lot of our current ideas.

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