Teleos ( — an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research firm — has announced the winners of the 13th annual Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. For the first time, Google has been named the overall Global MAKE Winner, but Apple is also on the list.

“These organizations have been recognized as global leaders in effectively transforming enterprise knowledge into wealth-creating ideas, products and solutions,” says Apple among world’s most admired knowledge enterprises. “Even during this period of global economic uncertainty, they are building portfolios of intellectual capital and intangible assets which will enable them to out-perform their competitors now and in the future.”

A panel of Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally-recognized knowledge management/intellectual capital experts selected the 2010 Global MAKE Winners. The panel rated organizations against the MAKE framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions which are the visible drivers of competitive advantage. The 2010 Global MAKE

Winners have been recognized as leaders in: creating a corporate knowledge-driven culture; developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership; innovation; maximizing enterprise intellectual capital; creating an environment for collaborative knowledge sharing; organizational learning; delivering value based on customer/stakeholder knowledge; and transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value.