Attention Economics – The Bottleneck of Human Thought
When he defined the concept of "attention economics" in 1971, Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon wrote that "...a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention...". 50 years later, and in a data-rich world, the overwhelming wealth of information available to us means a dearth of something else, i.e. the scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes - our attention.
The Benefits of Going Global
We're in a more global world than ever before - the world is smaller than it has ever been. However, not everyone may see internationalisation as a valuable path or a top priority, with some Associations preferring to work in splendid isolation believing that “an international outlook is not for us”.
To Ego or to Eco, that is the question
“Build back better” is fast becoming the phrase of 2021. As many of us tentatively emerge from enforced isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, talking heads pop up endlessly on the news to express their foresight on the future of work, technology, the environment, and transport.