Collaboration Tool Crazy

Dazed and Confused -Hammer Blaming Don't blame tools for your confusion.   Companies are buying too many tools and trying to implement them thinking that tools will solve their problems.   This is nothing new.  The problem is exacerbated by software as a service driven applications available to everyone.  I heard this termed "Credit Card …

Cluster Transfer Rapid KT Through Maps

Remembering 1 Thing over Many (Communication | Memory | Context) What do we need to know and why? Memory The right information at the right time. Value Clusters in Context. (Maps and Links) Relationships  MEMORY STRATEGIES FOR REMEMBERING (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/200911/how-remember-things) Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult …

Practical Knowledge Management in a Strategic World

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."-Dwight D. Eisenhower Planning for Knowledge Management Why do organizations need a structured KM initiative or program? Most organizations at a very high level seek to do three general activities: Reduce Risk Identify and Execute on Opportunity for Cost Savings …

For Your Company – How much do you depend on Google? ~KM

The Value of Internet Searches This is something to think about in relation to how organizations use external search tools.  This doesn't apply to Google alone and I am not stating that Google will in fact charge us for search.  I am asking what would happen if they did.  I am also wondering out loud …

Sometimes Simple is Effective!

In the Shadow of IT

Tap tap tap.. I am writing and reversing over the words over and over.   G-d forbid I say something that might offend someone.    For a minute, I am taking off the gloves.    There is a school of thought around IT and technology services that imply that every problem has an IT solution. …

Why I Think Business is Personal **Remembering Arden**

I met Arden (aka Spook) in the late 1990's after I was lucky enough to get a job at a little internet startup company called ExisNet.    I was troubled by some of life's lessons and I was looking for myself.   Spook was one of the supervisors at ExisNet, he was a Marine (retired) …

The RIGHT Data Could Be More Valuable

The power of purpose Good data does not mean good analytics.  Larry Lorenzoni - "Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."    Without purpose data is useless. Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of …

PKM From Person to Enterprise (Business Book Summary Edition)

What is PKM? Personal knowledge management from Collabor8now Ltd That was the easy part. How does PKM translate from the employee to the enterprise? Example #1 How to make beef jerky (steps http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Beef-Jerky) Explicit Example #2 (steps with video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfgSCMxttCc) Tacit Example #3 The list (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/docs-best-beef-jerky/) Explicit  All personal.  The real question here is HOW did I get this information …

LOST -Line of Sight Tasking and Result

The last thing you did may have been the first thought in someone’s head and the last thing on your big list of things to do. "If you thought you were busy now, just wait." What the management books or leadership books have a hard time conveying is something beyond a process.  The tacit knowledge …