For me, a HUGE part of this next generation intelligence concept is communication between disciplines. I believe more than ever that intelligence is the key to healthy organization. Still, the reality is that when I'm at cocktail parties and I describe what I do for a living, people look at me like my job title is "Jellybean Smuggler" or "Chainsaw Tuning Consultant." Sure, they can imagine people doing such a thing for work, but...what the hell?
I think the remedy is for us to start an active dialogue with almost every other discipline out there. We should be talking to marketing, product development, accountants, doctors, school teachers, everybody. This can mean inviting these people to digital dialogues, or it could mean joint meetings in person.
What kinds of people would you invite to party with us?