Curation: The power of selection in a world of excess

by: Michael Bhaskar (0)

'A terrific and important book . . . it's a great, fresh take on how the 21st century is transforming the way we select everything from food to music' David Bodanis, author of E=MC2

In the past two years humanity has produced more data than the rest of human history combined. We carry a library of data in our pockets, accessible at any second. We have more information and more goods at our disposal than we know what to do with. There is no longer any competitive advantage in creating more information. Today, value lies in curation: selecting, finding and cutting down to show what really matters.

Curation reveals how a little-used word from the world of museums became a crucial and at times controversial strategy for the twenty-first century. Today's most successful companies - Apple, Netflix, Amazon - have used curation to power their growth, by offering customers more tailored and appropriate choices.

Curation answers the question of how we can live and prosper in an age of information overload. In the context of excess, it is not only a sound business strategy, but a way to make sense of the world.

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The book contains some interesting stories and thoughts, but most of them are not about selection in a world of excess.

This is by now the most interesting book I've read this 2016. The importance of curation in today's world of abundance is undeniable, but Michael Bhaskar goes beyond the obvious. First, by acknowledging that is a somewhat overcrowded word, but then going swiftly into examples and digressions that combine perfectly to get the feel of where not only curation is today as a challenge, but where opportunities lie.As public disclaimer, I personally know Michael Bhaskar, and my job is directly related to the importance of curation. Your may not share the first part of it, but if you're into digital content, this is a must-read.

Curation: The power of selection in a world of excess
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