What is Intellectual Capital & Why Does it Matter

A recent research paper makes a very simple argument: financial capital fundamentally relies on intellectual capital. This simple statement has the potential to make an astounding difference to how we think about online learning.

But what is intellectual capital? Where does it live, how does it work and more importantly, what can you do to make it work for you? Read on to find out how you can invest in intellectual capital and shape your company culture to get the most from it!

What is Intellectual Capital

Well, first off – what is intellectual capital? Think about your company’s financial capital. This is all the money your company has access to and the valuation of everything it owns.

Intellectual capital is just like this – but instead of money, it’s the total of a company’s knowledge. If you were to take a big syringe and extract all the knowledge from every employee (and every relationship) you’d end up with a huge vat of intellectual capital (not to mention a few traumatised employees).

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