September 2007 Archives

Barry Hardy is thinking about "Productivity Gains enabled by ICT and KM Support Systems" because he's organizing another InnovationWell event in Philadelphia on 15-16 October.
Ben Gardner gives us the differentiation factors between Web2.0 and Enterprise2.0. I found this very useful.
This relatively long article from Andrew Gent says that while ROI in itself is not bad, applying it to KM is problematic because KM isn't only about dropping money to the bottom line this quarter.
Craigslist CEO, Jim Buckmaster, has an interesting management philosophy. Besides being the CEO who puts profits second, he has some refreshing views on how things should work on the inside.
Chris Garrett has a nice list of suggested ways to use blogs as a piece of the project management communication puzzle.
Happy 9th Birthday Google.
The KM Chicago: October 9 Meeting will host Dale Stanley of Genentech, discussing "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective KM (with apologies to Stephen Covey)."
Lucas McDonnell gives us 51 pieces of the knowledge management puzzle, and he organizes those pieces in alphabetical order. I have eleven of my own additions.
Matt Hodgson pointed to the TouchGraph Google Browser, which describes itself thusly: "The TouchGraph Google Browser reveals the network of connectivity between websites, as reported by Google's database of related sites."
Via the SupportIndustry blog, Spending on Knowledge Management Will Hit $73B in 2007.
Stan Garfield has a scoop! Rather than just talking about Prusak & Fahey's "11 Deadliest Sins of KM" article from 1998, he has talked to Laurence Prusak directly to get his current perspective.
Noreen Kelly pointed me to Bly's Theory of Blogging: "Personal productivity is inversely proportional to time spent blogging."
So, there is another Facebook application that lets you play with your network, 6 degrees of separation, by Karl Bunyan. [But it is gone now.]
Ross McKillop of Simplehelp was offered paid advertising on his blog by "James" and decided to decline after some consideration. I've had a very similar offer and have also declined.
Here is a new-to-me-award category from Teleos: Singapore Named World's Most Admired Knowledge City.
The Innovation Challenge is looking for judges for the competition that will be starting in October. I've done this several times, and am consistently impressed with the ideas that result.
Craig Roth has an interesting article today about "Email Interruptions as Avoidance Mechanism for Cognitive Dissonance."
The incredibly prolific Chris Brogan gives some hints as to how he does it, and he encourages anyone else as well with "100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write."
Lucas McDonnell interviewed me for his blog and calls me a Knowledge chemist.
James Dellow has pointed me to some interesting thoughts on the "Next Generation solutions to the Information Overload problem" with particular attention paid to some Nathan Zeldes articles.
Rise, the Educated Being tells us that Learning and multitasking are not good friends.
Andrew McAfee has a pair of interesting articles on decision making in the world of cheap and fast information transfer. I am interested because decision making is one of the key aspects of management.
Brad Hinton provides a useful case study of KM and Communities of Practice through his 2003 IAMA Conference paper, "Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice: an experience from Rabobank Australia and New Zealand"
Another recent document from Patrick Lambe provides guidance on "How To Use KPIs in Knowledge Management."
Patrick Lambe asks What Would a Knowledge Sharing Policy Look Like? And he has a sample policy based on discussions with clients and ActKM.
Dave Snowden has some interesting comments about trust and what happens when the trust is lost or breaks down.
Lauchlan Mackinnon has some good comments on the nature experts via an article in Harvard Business Review.
Another set of LinkedIn Questions, but I don't think I am going to continue this process on a regular basis.
Cynthia Lesky of Threshold Information led an interesting discussion at the KM Chicago meeting this evening. The core question was "Is there a role for external information in knowledge management?"
I am finding Mind Manager v7 to be very slugging and a CPU-hog on my laptop. Mindjet, Are you listening? Are you doing something to take care of this problem?
I've played with Amazon's Mechanical Turk a few times. The search for Steve Fossett is one of the more interesting uses of this tool.
Joseph E. Stiglitz at the World Bank has an interesting paper, "Knowledge As a Global Public Good," which is focused on understanding how governments should be viewing knoweldge to the benefit of all. This represent my detailed notes.
Priscilla Palmer has started a massive List of bloggers who write on Personal Development. I've been included as well as ~200 others who write in this space.
Interesting article on "GTD for Bloggers: The Art of Stress-free Blogging" from Leo Babauta at Web Worker Daily. He leaves out "reading blogs" in his list of work, and I suggest some additions to deal with that.
Another set of questions from LinkedIn. Answer if you can.
James Dellow has an item on Being Ruthless with one's information. And then he links to a deeper discussion of the culture of information overload. This gets me thinking about the tools that help combat the problem too.
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has an excellent piece on "The Art of Building Virtual Communities." The article was posted about a month ago, and the comments have extended the discussion even further.
Microsoft and Dan Rasmus have published an interesting piece on the current state of knowledge management, with a focus on creating a Dynamic Knowledge Environment. "Knowledge and Talent in a People-Ready Business."
Anjo Anjewierden has a beautiful post, where he describes Weblog data as art with the image here.
I just came across the standards committee called Simple Knowledge Organisation Systems (SKOS). Does anyone reading this have more insight into what they are doing?

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