July 2007 Archives

The second unconference session was initiated by Aliza Sherman as a result of the communities panel from Friday, where there was not enough time to talk about how and why communities die / break-up / fade away.
Amy Gahran says, "I want one place for all my content: Pipe dream?" She mentioned this at BlogHer as well.
Does knowing who reads your blog change what you say and how you say it? Do you censor what you say because you don't want your readership (or potential readers) to learn something or to be offende...
My thoughts and comments for the BlogHer sessions on Saturday, July 28th.
Some of my reaction to the first day of BlogHer 2007 in Chicago.
Several people in my reading list have mentioned AideRSS in the past few days. The service just launched on Tuesday, so I thought I'd have a look.
I got my upgrade to MindManager 7, and the biggest difference is that the UI now incorporates the Microsoft "ribbon" concept, making the menu and toolbars look very different. Not happy.
I'll be at BlogHer '07 this weekend, and I know there are several people that I want to meet face-to-face. And I am sure there are more that will be a pleasure to meet this weekend.
Bill Brantley describes How education/training has changed in the last three years for him. People want to be able to remix their content, no matter what the source.
Patrick Lambe sent me a copy of his new book, "Organising Knowledge -- Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisational Effectiveness," after I mentioned that I would love a chance to dive into the book. Given the title, how could I not be curious.
Tour de France 2007: Vinokourov tests positive; Astana withdraws from Tour. Too bad.
23 Skidoo, I am Catch-22. At least this five-question survey suggests that I am.
Victoria Ward has an interesting piece on translating poetry that I think has a lot to do with the difficulties of knowledge management.
Vic of the mind-mapping blog has built a mind-mapping specific search with the Google Co-Op tools.
Luis Suarez has a great story about knowledge managment from someone who has nothing to do with knowledge management in Knowledge Management - Where Are the Bees?
Ever been annoyed that your local store always seems to be out of one of the ten items on your list? Me too. Amir Schragenheim has written a piece on Managing Distribution According to TOC Principles (pdf) in the latest TOC Update from Goldratt Marketing.
Rick Cook at CIO.com has a piece on How to Spot a Failing Project. I can't help but comment on the article after yesterday's post.
Back in May, Stephen Seay had a bunch of reasons for Why Is My Project Late? at his Project Steps blog. The list included the usual suspects, but what about the management sources?
David Gurteen has published an interesting letter from Bob Buckman of Buckman Labs in response to discussions of knowledge sharing by James Robertson. Robertson doesn't like the term "knowledge sharing." Buckman doesn't like "knowledge management."
Compare these quotes. In reading this Ancient Chinese Proverb thanks to Lauchlan Mackinnon, I could help think of Dave Snowden's take on sharing knowledge.
Dennis Kennedy has a discussion / rant on the trend of every software application to decide that it needs to automatically update itself and screw up your machine.
Kevin Rutherford has an interesting find, which suggests that lowering the water level is an excellent way to surface the real constraints in a system (you can see the rocks when they aren't covered with water).
Dave Snowden dredged up a ten-year old article by Fahey and Prusak, The Eleven Deadliest Sins of Knowledge Management. Dave focuses on the sins themselves and provides his perpspective on whether they make sense ten years later.
Apparently KM has their latest information on corporate blogging in a video interview.
Andrew Kaplan has a post on "10 Reasons for the LinkedIn Crowd to Spend Time on Facebook" where he suggests that Facebook is more like a block party and LinkedIn like a business meeting. Where LinkedIn is more like being in a business meeting,...
Matt Moore has some great comments on the idea of co-creation and participation in today's web, starting with some statistics about how a fraction of people are creating content and related to the 1% Rule.
Helen Day writes The state of KM, CM and intranets based on her attendance at a conference on knowledge management and content management. KM does seem to be undergoing a resurgence.
Dave Pollard had an interesting piece on "Knowledge in the Workplace: Have It Your Way " in which he talks about the importance of individuals accessing information in ways that make sense personally, not in the way the publisher thinks.
Prof David Wyld has published "The Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0." This is a review based on my skim through the report.
Gregory McNamee has a good piece on information literacy with his "10 Ways to Test Facts" at the Britannica Blog.
David Anderson is a fellow Theory of Constraints enthusiast, but it doesn't take TOC to see that policies often get in the way of doing more with your business. He reminds us that with "Policies - You've Got the Power."
Here is a service I would deeply appreciate from YahooGroups, the mailing list management platform that Yahoo provides to the world (for free!). Help me automatically ignore threads.
In a recent post Ken Nordan commented with an entertaining take on the silo mentality. We have stretched the analogy some more: vermin, explosions and hotels. Care to add yours?

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