October 2006 Archives
Peter Klein at Organizations and Markets has a thoughtful piece on seeming over-abundance of discussion of tacit knowledge. Interesting perspective.
At today's open house for Dominican's Center for Knowledge Management, Christina Stoll described a new analogy for knowledge management: a jigsaw puzzle.
Dave Munger at Cognitive Daily found a fun study about procrastination and deadlines. The short result: deadlines are effective means of reducing the Student Syndrome.
Kimberly Black has a post that suggests something about human psychology, "Remove my fear and get me as a life time customer." Dentists and KM may be closer than you think.
Since Enron is in the news again, Trampoline Systems have produced an Enron Explorer that lets you sort through the emails, to see themes and people as well as the emails themselves.
Gary Hamel, Thomas Stewart and the Harvard Business Review are asking people to "Imagin[e] the Company of the Future" for a report they are writing.
Kaye Vivian has written up her thoughts about KM and the Myth of ROI , based on a recent ACT-KM conversation.
Euan Semple is really thinking now. Let's set up a Knowledge Harvest Festival!
Jurgens Pieterse writes the Enterprise Design Strategy blog at ITToolbox and has a pair of articles on developing a KM competency. He focuses on the training, communications and knowledge worker rating systems one might need to create.
Malcolm Ryder has some good thoughts about "managed knowledge" and the importance of context for anyone impacted by efforts to actively manage knowledge.
Today's FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend tied together at least three things I like: Sudoku (the number puzzle), mathematics, and FoxTrot itself.
Mary Lee Kennedy is at the helm for this month's AOK Star Series discussion. The focus of the discussion will be around sense-making.
The Buzzword Dictionary is a humorous look at our use of language. The Chicago Tribune had a piece about the book which included the sample definitions below.
The Center for Knowledge Management at Dominican University is holding a KM Open House on October 27th, and I will be speaking with several others on knowledge management and careers in the field.
Yowza. Blog entries as pdfs? What were they thinking? How can anyone get a blog this wrong?
In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with the people who are not posting articles and commentary in the online world. Jakob Nielson's recent article has stirred up some conversation.
I've judged projects for the Innovation Challenge the last two years, and it's been interesting. They are looking for some more judges.
My wife has written a Requiem for a Record Store in Three Movements, recounting her interactions with Tower Records as a music fan, employee and music librarian. Too bad they have been auctioned off.
Bren at Slacker Manager is talking about Fostering collegiality with his usual sense of humor.
Richard Flanagan discussed the process he uses to help companies get great value out of their training and development work, as described in the book, Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning.
I attended the Chicagoland Learning Leaders Conference (CLLC) today. Here is a smattering of quotes and thoughts I had.
Even if it's not the best solution for most communication problems, email is the default communication mechanism.
Stop looking in the convenient places, and do the hard work.
A BBC report shows that internet users don't know much of the terminology they use every day. But why is it important for people to know this terminology?
I give up on trackbacks . The spammers have won this round. All (99%) the pings I get are spam and most of the rest are just from myself.
Sell me a phone with buttons of silver. Sell me a phone that's red and blue. Sell me a phone that I can hear on, Sell me a phone that you can hear too.
Unusual stories are a fun way of remembering things. Here's one for The Four Agreements.
Don Miguel Ruiz' "The Four Agreements" are 1) Be impeccable with your word. 2) Don't take anything personally. 3) Don't make assumptions. and 4) Always do your best
Six Apart, maker of MovableType and TypePad, is doing a series of business blogging seminars across the USA through the end of the year.