Introduction: Time for Unmanagement
Increasing intellectual capital cannot be managed in the traditional sense. Therefore, Unleashing Intellectual Capital is not another book about how to "manage" knowledge in our organizations with all sorts of new-age technologies and associated elaborate methodologies, although intellectual capital creation is one of its major themes. Its intent is also not to prescribe another novel way to manage people in our collective endeavors, although the development of highly sustained levels of social capital is the other principle topic of the work. Rather, this book is about the power of "unmanagement." It is grounded on the inherent genetic tendencies of human beings, which have so far been almost totally ignored by business and our other social institutions. Thus, the work is based on common sense that, regrettably, seems to be quite uncommon at times.