Link: Dealing_with_Darwin: Dateline Davos: The Shifting Power Equation. Geoff doesn't post often but when he does it is usually quite insightful. Here he comments on many different kinds of power shifts but particularly on the shift from those that don't communicate well to those that do. This idea is also captured in a manifesto by Steve Hardy entitled "The Creative Generalist" here. It is, according to Geoff, the antithesis of the "revenge of the nerds."
While I agree with this for the most part (i.e. a shift to the liberal arts enabled) I would qualify that and say that the shift is to the "geeky liberal arts enabled"--a kind of techno literacy is still required but it is much less engineering centric.