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collective knowhow

We use knowledge to make products. This knowledge exists in three forms:

Tools - easy to ship across different locations

Codes (manuals, recipes etc.) - easy to share


 Knowhow - knowledge inside brains - tacit knowledge ((like playing the violin) - the hardest and slowest component to acquire, because it only exists in brains, requiring a significant amount of time to acquire.

Collective knowhow is the ability to accomplish tasks as a group that no individual can achieve alone (like playing the entire orchestra)

Requires a group of people,

so coordination is needed


The more collective knowhow in a place, the more production capabilities it has, and the more complex products it produces. 


Development as Knowhow

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