"We are in agreement on the pros and cons of lumping.
I think 'unlumping' may be premature since it may introduce unhelpful barriers or lead to a debate about lumping rather than a debate on using IC in a productive way."
"Welcome David - I hear you on the "lumping together" of IC elements. But I don't see any other way to get at the dynamic nature of knowledge, learning and innovation. Would love to hear your thoughts, Mary "
I'm a researcher / writer on human capital.
In particular I have been a leader on the work to create an ANSI standard on human capital investor metrics.
I've also worked on boards oversight of human capital.
For you, what is the definition of intangible capital?
I see it as a very broad umbrella term. It may not be lumping things together in the ideal way, but it still serves as a useful place to gather ideas.
To me it is mainly about all those things that drive organizational and economic success that are not tangible. So it would exclude physical and financial assets, but include almost everything else that creates value.
How do intangibles relate to your work?
Since I make my living writing and talking about human capital; and it is also a hobby; I am clearly immersed in one of the important subsets of IC.
Where can we learn more about you on the web? (LinkedIn, Facebook, Website (you can add more later on your profile page)
Welcome David - I hear you on the "lumping together" of IC elements. But I don't see any other way to get at the dynamic nature of knowledge, learning and innovation. Would love to hear your thoughts, Mary