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"Love can do": How the economics of knowledge can transform learning

"Knowledge is by far the most essential economic resource”. In what ways does this formula have magnificent consequences? That is what Idriss Aberkane came to unveil at Hager Forum on November 29th, 2016. A conference where participants discovered the power of neuroscience for learning as well as innovation and work.

It is hard to summarise what Idriss Aberkane said, because he develops his subject in an imaginative, delicate and humorous way. He uses easily memorisable formulae to tackle difficult concepts drawn from economics, neuroscience and history. This article offers you some extracts and we invite you to watch the complete conference from Idriss Aberkane: How the economics of knowledge can transform learning.


"Knowledge is by far the most essential economic resource".

This well-acknowledged fact is the starting point from which Idriss Aberkane analysed the parameters of good learning. His conclusions encourage us to change the way we transmit knowledge but also how we assimilate it. As the author of the elegant formula φ(k) ∝ At, Idriss takes us on a journey into the fascinating world of the knowledge economy.


The economics of knowledge explained simply.

"This equation says: "The knowledge you will “download” is proportional to attention multiplied by time". Why multiplied? Because if one of the two things is zero, the entire thing is zero.” "In the knowledge economy, if you love something, you are going to give attention and time to it, you are going to learn more.”


"Who is Idriss Aberkane?"

Idriss Aberkane is an international consultant with three PhDs who has given more than 160 lectures on four continents, including five TEDx, and created three companies in France and Africa.

Any revolution in the history of mankind be it technical, philosophical always go through three stages. First it is considered ridiculous, then it is considered dangerous and eventually it is considered self-evident.

Idriss Aberkane