June 2009 Archives

There's a potential conflict between Getting Things Done and Just Do It. Here are some thoughts on the topic.
Mary Abraham, always interesting, has a good one that relates to something I heard recently from one of my clients.
I had lunch the other day with Johanna Rothman and the topic of planning research work came up. It is difficult to plan research work because the very nature of research is one of iteration and uncertainty. You don't know if your experiment is going to work, so how can you build a formal plan of everything you plan to do?
Steven Wieneke has been active in the KM scene for quite some time. I discovered a whilte paper entitled, Success in any Economy, which talks about the value of BOTH written knowledge (explicit) and personal know how.
The TOC ICO has awarded Boeing with its award for achievement this year.
I came across a new-to-me KM blog from Chris Jones of SourcePOV and found a piece on KM and culture. And it seems to connect to another discussion on KM and ROI elsewhere.
Andrew McAfee applies the ideas of Pattern Language (which is new to me) to the differences between Enterprise 2.0 and Enterprise 1.0.
Craig Roth has posted his view on how the (Enterprise) Attention Management lens can look at the technical side of email to help with the information overload issue.
With apologies to my dear friend Luis Suarez and his goal of eliminating email, there are just times when email does the job fairly well.
Michael Idinopulos at SocialText has an entry telling CIOs: It's Strategy Time in which he argues that Web 2.0 concepts and ideas (as described by Enterprise 2.0) provide an opportunity to move away from dealing with servers and firewalls to helping define the strategy for the business.
To follow on from my pizza-based KM post yesterday, KMWorld hosted a webinar entitled, "31 Flavors of Knowledge Management,"* so I signed right up.
In these days of budget cuts and layoffs, knowledge management must still live on. Marnix Catteeuw provides an excellent suggestion.
Stuart Henshall has long been interested in how technology changes and affects the way we work. The other day, he asked the question, "How is your mobile phone use changing? What would your next smart phone do?" Here are my thoughts on top of his.
Mark Foster has an interesting entry, "Acting in One's Own Best Interests." Essentially he suggests that the highest form of achievement comes when people act in their own best interests.
I came across a new blog recently by Dr. Ron Lasky of Indium Corporation, named simply Dr. Lasky's Blog. While his expertise and background is in the electronics and electronic materials area, he also has an interest in Theory of Constraints.
There was an interesting opinion piece in Sunday's Boston Globe by Tom Scocca, The Downward Spiral of Progress. The tone was somewhat tongue-in-shoe (sic!), but the idea was something I hadn't considered in this way before.
"Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed" is another book in the growing supply of Theory of Constraints books. For people the know the oeurve, this book is an extension and update to Schragenheim & Dettmer's Manufacturing at Warp Speed. TOC experts will find this informative, but I am not sure those outside this circle will.

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