How to Live in the Era of the Information Renaissance

How to Live in the Era of the Information Renaissance

The key to living in the era of the information renaissance is to soak up every learning opportunity like a sponge. The saturation of information is at the center of every person who wants to have continual growth and improvement.

Information renaissance is a term coined by Jay Edwin Gillette, Ph. D.,  “My way to characterize the context of our era is that it is ‘a knowledge society driven by an information economy,’” said Gillette in his report Leadership for the Information Renaissance: Clarity, Challenges, Opportunity. 

The word renaissance itself is, “a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity,” as defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary. In the information renaissance era there is a spike in entrepreneurship. Everyday there is a new mode of communication, a new invention, a new device that was created so that we can learn more.

There are more than 3.5 billion Google searches every single day, information is all around us, but it is important that we understand it and grow from it. “When ideas take shape, and people act on them, information changes people, organizations, and history,” said Gillette. Information changes people, but first people must be willing to learn and further take what we have learned and share it with others. 

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