January 22, 2011

The power of Quora

What's the most effective way to upgrade business leadership knowledge? Go back to school, check out the web, or read some new books?

I thought that reading the leading business books would do it. So I bought the top 10 business best sellers thinking I could harvest the latest knowledge from "top" thinkers. I was shocked that this approach didn't work.

Most of what I read was a rehashing of the author's first breakthrough book. Others advocated concepts that define "common sense" and "conventional wisdom".

One book however impressed me - it was the story of a startup. It was motivational to read about the near death to success trajectory of a business and its founder. In the end the true voice of a real Entrepreneur transferred real knowledge.

But enough about old world approaches to knowledge....the new world has a much better way to quickly download knowledge and it's called

Quora "is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. The most important thing is to have each question page become the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about the question."

What kind of questions are answered? Here's a sampling:

Users rate answers. In fact the last question I included above about the 90's Internet bubble was answered by Steve Case the former CEO of AOL. It's all quality content that will save you a lot of time and money!

Click here to go to Quora.

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