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A Dialog on Knowledge Processing

June 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

During a discussion in the act-km group, Neil Olonoff expressed his distaste for the phrase “knowledge processing,” which I use frequently as a summary term for the activities in the second tier of the three-tier model of KM. In reply, I said that I’m not constitutionally wedded to the phrase “knowledge processing,” that the phrase [...]

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

Torture and Knowledge Management

May 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

It’s interesting to look at torture as practiced by the Bush Administration from the perspective of Knowledge Management. In this case, from the perspective of the three-tier model. Let’s begin with the process of an interrogator trying to retrieve “knowledge” from another person. That’s a particular kind of knowledge integration called searching and retrieving (how [...]

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Tags: Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Management · Politics

Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

April 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Every once in awhile the issue of the relationship between Organizational Learning (OL) and KM comes up as an issue. It happened a couple of weeks ago in the actkm group. Here’s my take on the issue. First, a lot of what one thinks about the relationship depends on how one views OL and KM. [...]

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National Governmental Knowledge Management SlideShow

April 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

Even though my series on National Governmental Knowledge Management is finished. I’ll be filing additional individual blogs on the subject from time-to-time. The purpose of this entry is to make available a recent presentation of mine based primarily on Parts One and Two in the series. The presentation, originally given to The George Washington University [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management · Politics

National Governmental Knowledge Management: KM, Adaptation, and Complexity: Part Ten, Comment on Federal KM Solutions

March 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

On March 3, Neil Olonoff posted a blog entitled “KM Solutions for the Coming Federal Hiring Wave.” He also posted the blog to the actkm group listserv, saying: “I’d appreciate your opinions as to whether you consider the solutions below to be KM services. I also would love to hear your thoughts on how KM [...]

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Tags: KM Software Tools · KM Techniques · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Management · Politics

National Governmental Knowledge Management: KM, Adaptation, and Complexity: Part Eight, Coordinating Information About KM and Its Impact on Knowledge Processing

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In this post, I’ll provide a more detailed envisioning of the Information Clearinghouse, or, if you like, the external knowledge and information integration, function of a proposed Knowledge Accountability Office (KAO), established by Congress. In an earlier post, I listed the functions of the KAO as: 1) perform KM Research and Development, 2) coordinate information [...]

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Tags: KM 2.0 · KM Software Tools · KM Techniques · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

National Governmental Knowledge Management: KM, Adaptation, and Complexity: Part Six, A National KM Research Center

February 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Last July I wrote two posts on National Governmental Knowledge Management. In the first, I made the case that there was a need to organize and implement formal KM in National Governments to see whether it can produce an ecology of rationality that will work to enhance knowledge processing, knowledge and adaptation throughout such Governments. [...]

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

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 26, KM and Enterprise 2.0, and KM 2.0 Conceptual Relationships

January 24th, 2009 · 5 Comments

1. KM and Enterprise 2.0: As defined by McAfee, E2.0 synthesizes Web 2.0, social software, and social media. Social Software tools focused on Web 2.0 technology that can be useful inside the organizational firewall, emergence and self-organization, egalitarianism in software applications, these draw the primary features of all three components into E2.0. We’ve already seen [...]

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

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part Fourteen, John Tropea’s KM 2.0

September 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

This discussion of John Tropea’s two blog entries of March 17th and 18th 2008, has turned into a series within a series. I guess that’s a measure of what happens in this blog medium. That is, if you feel like saying more about something, there’s always another blog tomorrow. No one can tell you that [...]

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

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part Twelve, KM 1.0 and John Tropea

September 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

On March 17 and 18th John Tropea, one of the most active bloggers on KM 2.0 and social computing issues made two very interesting contributions to discussion of this issue. On March 17, in a blog entitled “Why KM 1.0 Failed in a Nutshell,” John put his finger on a point very essential to this [...]

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