The empires of the future will be refiners of Data. Like Pythagoras postulated during the Great Debate, the world is nothing but numbers. In market systems, to understand Demand and Supply, you essentially need to make sense of the numbers around demand and supply. Those numbers are the data of firms, markets, customers and all stakeholders.
Yes, DATA is the New Oil but can you refine it? You cannot be a 21st century category-king company if you cannot REFINE data. The blue-collar job of the 21st century is software but the gunpowder to conquer markets is data.
If Lord Polonius has asked Hamlet that question today, “What do you read, my lord?”, Hamlet would have returned “Data, data, data”, instead of “Words, words, words”. Chinua Achebe will remind us: create your own story. That story is data of events. Google has its. Facebook does. Flutterwave, FUTO, MPESA, etc do – everything is data!
The world is nothing but Data. Those who make sense of it will rule. Are you ready?
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