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Avoiding A Fundamental Error

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Dave Snowden, whose work I’ve often discussed here, recently filed this post which really speaks to me. I think it’s right on the money, and is about both KM and politics, and also complexity and measurement. I’ll look forward to the next one, Dave.

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Tags: Complexity · KM Techniques · Knowledge Management · Politics

Black Swans and Prediction

April 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Recently, I’ve been having a good bit of fun with Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s The Black Swan, a book I’ve been meaning to read for awhile but only recently have gotten to. Taleb’s book is mainly about the difficulty of predicting the future due to the weakness (partially based in evolution) in human abilities to predict [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

KMCI On-Line Press Publishes Ground-breaking Paper on the Foundations of Organizational Knowledge

February 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

February 17, 2009. Alexandria, VA — EIS and KMCI are proud to announce the release of a new White Paper co-authored by Richard A. Vines of Project Lessons – Strategic Solutions of Melbourne Australia, William P. Hall of the Australian Centre for Science, Innovation, and Society, Melbourne, Australia, and Luke Naismith of Knowledge Futures, of [...]

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KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part Four, Dave Snowden, Complexity, and the Impact of Web 2.0

August 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

The next major contribution to the KM 2.0 discussion comes in an interview of Dave Snowden by Jon Husband entitled “The Impact of Web 2.0 on Knowledge Work and Knowledge Management.” The interview was done on October 15, 2007, and then produced and distributed as a podcast. This podcast was followed by many reactions in [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · KM 2.0 · KM Software Tools · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management · Personal KM

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part One, Early KM 2.0

August 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

For about three years now, the meme of “KM 2.0” has been circulating. It began with the introduction of the label “Web 2.0” to describe a collection of IT applications called social software. These applications first included blogs, wikis, social network analysis, social networking applications, collaborative content tagging, folksonomies, community support/collaboration software, and project collaboration [...]

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Tags: Complexity · KM 2.0 · KM Software Tools · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Management · Personal KM

National Governmental Knowledge Management: A Guest Reply By Richard Vines

July 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I think your twin posts on knowledge management and its possible relevance to national governments raise some very interesting and creative ideas that warrant a serious pause for thought. I have just been in the United States and revisited the Washington Mall, and the axes of the Mall including the White House, the Congress and [...]

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National Governmental Knowledge Management: KM, Adaptation, and Complexity: Part Two

July 24th, 2008 · 8 Comments

The Organization of Knowledge Management in National Governments (continued) A second possible answer to the question of how to organize KM in National Governments is to organize it in a decentralized way across national governmental agencies and inter-agency teams. Each Governmental unit, or inter-agency group, would have some KM personnel and would be responsible for [...]

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National Governmental Knowledge Management: KM, Adaptation, and Complexity: Part One

July 23rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

National Governmental Knowledge Management The primary focus of Knowledge Management, thus far, has been on organizations, communities, and teams, with some emphasis on Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), and “Knowledge Cities.” Knowledge Management in Government has primarily continued the organizational focus of most work in the field. It is agency-based and project-focused, and has had little [...]

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OODA, the DEC, and the KLC

June 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

Introduction In my last post, I examined John Boyd’s OODA Loop framework and discussed its relationship to double-loop learning. I mentioned there that OODA was one of a number of similar Decision Learning Cycle (DLC) frameworks developed by various writers over the years, including my own Decision Execution Cycle (DEC) framework. In this post, I’ll [...]

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The OODA Loop and Double-loop Learning

June 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Decision and Learning Cycles There are a number of examples in the organizational learning field of frameworks that conjecture a cyclic agent behavioral process of decision, action, experiential feedback, and then adjustment followed by new action. Such frameworks are not new. Russell Ackoff and Kolb and Fry in the 1970s, Kolb in the 1980s, and [...]

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