January 2011 Archives
An interesting article on "How to find answers within your company" points to the idea of knowledge markets to deal with troubles of ealier knowledge management approaches. I'm not so sure that knowledge sharing needs this though.
My current consulting gig is ending, and I am looking for something new. Here are some thoughts about that something new.
My thoughts about Nick Bilton's book, I live in the future & here's how it works. If you enjoy technology, this may not tell you anything new. But it is a great collection of ideas and research about what it coming.
I'm in the midst of shifting from Windows XP into the Mac operating system. I am trying to find a keyboard launcher to replace ActiveWords and have been testing out Quicksilver to some frustration.
JP Rangaswami has posed five principles of working when it comes to the "maker generation." I wonder how we are going to change work to make these principles come alive.
Engaged employees are happy employees. Happy employees lead to their advocating for you in the wider world. Go for it!
Quora is creating a lot of discussion about Q&A services. It's not a new concept, and is based on a fundamental nature of humans, who like to be helpful.
Following on the heels of my previous post, I have just listened to a couple podcasts that feature a similar idea: HBR Ideacast and Manager Tools.
An interesting speech from William Deresiewicz on leadership and the need for being alone with your thoughts also includes a comment about multitasking.
There are a number of changes afoot in my personal toolset. One of the big ones is that I am dropping MS Outlook for Google for my email, contacts, calendar, and tasks. Here are some thoughts about that transition. And it all works with my iPhone too!
Practice makes progress, not pefection. Keep taking action to move you toward your goal - don't wait until you think one set of actions will get you there. Besides, your idea of perfect is going to change.
When can waiting get you to the finish faster? When you wait until everything is ready, and then move quickly. Thanks to Rudi Burkhard and Boaz Ronen for inspiring these thoughts.
There are a number of ideas floating around out there that suggest management are one of the biggest areas for improvement in business. Here are a couple examples and some thoughts on why this is and how to start solving. There is much more to do than what I've written here, but I think this is a start.
Complexity is everywhere. We have to live with it! Donald Norman's book on the topic provides some suggestions to both designers and users on how to ease our lives.
Jakob Nielsen has posted his "10 Best Intranets of 2011." It's an interesting list and all, but he has a sub-topic on knowledge management as it relates to these intranets.