I was looking for good material for the last class of my innovation management course. I had covered the fundamentals in innovation and R&D management but wanted to end the course with an outlook on recent developments and challenges.
Like search and data literacy, Hoffman shares on his site that network literacy involves the skills to sift through information overload. Hoffman’s theory is uniquely compelling, however, because it’s as much about people finding you and your skills, as it is about you finding information.
Imagine an industry where a few companies make billions of dollars by exerting strict control over valuable information — while paying the people who produce that information nothing at all. That’s the state of academic, scientific publishing today.