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Cognitive Fitness, The Future of Work, and Concept Maps

Some weeks ago we explained how use­ful Con­cept Maps can be to quick­ly visu­al­ize the key ideas in a field, and their rela­tion­ships.

Let me show you this fan­tas­tic exam­ple. A few weeks ago I was inter­viewed by David Pescovitz of the Insti­tute for the Future (blog) to dis­cuss The Future of Work and Cog­ni­tive Fit­ness trends. They had an artist who drew the graph below IN REAL TIME, AS WE SPOKE. Very impres­sive.

Please open the full image by click­ing on it, and spend a few min­utes read­ing around, top-down, left-to right.

You will learn much about what the future may bring (will Human Resources staff become “Cog­ni­tive Resources Man­agers”?), and also how to dis­play com­plex infor­ma­tion in beau­ti­ful visu­al form.


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Kudos to the Insti­tute for the Future, an inde­pen­dent non­prof­it research group,  for a fas­ci­nat­ing event on The Future of Work.

Cred­it for the Map: Antho­ny Weeks, from Grove Con­sul­tants.

(Dear RSS read­ers: I’d real­ly appre­ci­ate if you could Digg this post. You can find the Digg but­ton if you vis­it this post in our blog. Thanks!)

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  1. Andreas Engvig says:

    Great map.. I want to learn to draw that kind of maps also! 🙂


  2. Shafie says:

    Hi Alvaro

    I’ve also sub­scribed to your newslet­ter. So far, I’m real­ly lik­ing what I see.

    Any­way, that is indeed one tru­ly mag­nif­i­cent con­cept map. It tru­ly con­dens­es the essence of the sub­ject mat­ters in sim­ple, com­pre­hen­sive & infor­ma­tive form. It also real­ly helps that the artist used numer­ous graph­ics, draw­ings, sym­bols and colours to high­light var­i­ous points.

    On the points brought up, I agree with most of them espe­cial­ly the part about resource train­ing and devel­op­ment being web-based.

    Once again, a won­der­ful post. I’ll be check­ing in more often so I sin­cere­ly hope to see more.

    Best Regards

  3. Alvaro says:

    Glad you enjoyed it, Shafi’e. Thanks for your com­ment.

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