Open Journal of Business and Management

Volume 3, Issue 4 (October 2015)

ISSN Print: 2329-3284   ISSN Online: 2329-3292

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Vision, Big Data, and the Allegory of the Cave

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DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2015.34041    2,852 Downloads   3,452 Views  


The importance of vision in guiding a leader and an organization is paramount. Given the importance of vision, leaders will often seek assistance from tools in order to amplify their vision. Big data is one of the primary tools commonly sought. In this brief article, the advantages and disadvantages of relying on big data are explored. Plato’s allegory of the cave is used to advance the position that a proper vision ought to dwell in experience first and only secondarily resort to abstraction.

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Stuke, K. (2015) Vision, Big Data, and the Allegory of the Cave. Open Journal of Business and Management, 3, 422-424. doi: 10.4236/ojbm.2015.34041.

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