JEW- American

It isn't positive.  It doesn't feel good to be Jewish.   It is some kind of complicated hate that is hard to describe.  Most of the time, it feels as if the whole world hates Jews.  Even Jews hate Jews.   To be hated for what I am and the pain associated with that kind of feeling …

In Cloud We Trust

The Magic Takeover History repeats itself as we forget our past.   We have all this knowledge at our fingertips but we are easily distracted.  While we are distracted by work, political issues, family and more input than ever before in human history, our brains can only handle a very limited amount of information cognitively and …

Navy Sailor Engineering Under the Waterline

Shaded walls of gray I see reflections of an empty me the knight without a sharpened sword He walks the ship at sea abroad..   A caged leopard with dull spots a sunny day that is not hot A light that shines upon a face blindness shows no man grace   An empty mind that's …

Working Out Loud: Show Up (Part 1 of 5)

We were there to build trust and build knowledge through these trusted relationships. The high level objective was to learn and share in order to raise awareness with partners. The knowledge would then be used and reused to help reduce risk, save money and increase opportunities for operational and mission success.

Lesson Learned in Knowledge Management (EBOLA)

Ignorance = Death Last year, I wrote about a lack of KM in the medical industry.https://cohenovate.com/2013/12/30/knowledge-management-and-healthcare/   It was a sad commentary then and it is even more frightening now.  Some of you may be aware that errors in healthcare account for a significant number of deaths in America. In 2010, the Office of Inspector …

Army Strong ~KM

KM enhances mission command, facilitates the exchange of knowledge, supports doctrine development, fosters leaders’ development, supports lessons learned, supports training and enhances professional education. Ultimately, KM enables the Army to become an adaptable organization that is able to learn and change. The Army’s strategy focuses on advancement in a culture of innovation rather than survival …

There is GREAT POWER in Silence

If you don't say something, you are saying a lot. "Silence is a window into a fundamental misunderstanding in semiotics, the study of signs. "http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ambigamy/201110/the-silent-treatment-when-people-leave-you-guessing Research indicates that children would rather be yelled at than ignored. When prisoners are being punished, they are put in isolation, because being isolated is one of the harshest punishments …

Fukushima vs. Syria

Harm or Help If America is going to do something productive for the world and take on responsibility to police the world, shouldn't we be spending more time in Japan? I don't normally watch the news but in the last day or so... I have.   I am absolutely disgusted with the media and not …

Meet in the middle

  When I was a child my mother put this picture on the refrigerator, it is simple and telling.   I put this picture up at work as a constant reminder of the benefits and challenges of working with others. Regardless of who is at fault or the challenges we face it is my hope that …

Dispatches from the Front: 5 December 2012

Christmas Day is 20 days from now.  I wish for you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.  It is a very special time of the year when even salty old dogs like me enjoy the magic the season brings.  What is your favorite Christmas holiday song?  My wife's favorite is "Silent Night". Although …