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The Only Way Around All That Money

August 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

By Joseph M. Firestone and Nancy Bordier We think most people agree that money has corrupted our politics. Some even think that we now live in a Plutocracy, and not in a Democracy, and that both parties are corrupted and now represent only the financial oligarchy. So, the central issue of our time is how [...]

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Tags: Politics

An Elevator Speech for A Federal KM Intiative

May 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

One reason why I haven’t blogged in the last week or so, is that a very active discussion about the Federal KM Initiative has been going on in the new FedKM google group. At one point in the discussions I had occasion to offer a first crack at an elevator speech for the Federal KM [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Three, The PSP and Rabbit Organizations

February 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) In his new book, Chasing the Rabbit, Steven Spear distinguishes highly adaptive organizations from others, terms them “rabbit organizations,” and, alternatively, “high-velocity organizations,” and develops a framework for identifying them. According to Spear, such organizations have four capabilities: 1) “Specifying Design to Capture Existing Knowledge and Building In Tests to [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Two, Some Types of Problem Solving Patterns

February 3rd, 2009 · 7 Comments

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) Here are four types of PSPs that may be found or approximated in organizations. The four are not a mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive classification of PSPs, but a categorization of types that one can use to begin to understand and explore the world of PSPs, or if you like, [...]

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Tags: Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 25, KM and Web 2.0, Social Software, and Social Media Conceptual Relationships

January 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

In analyzing relationships among the various memes and the movements and sub-movements associated with them, we have to be clear about which definitions we’re using. The reason for that is not that we like definitions or believe that they identify Aristotelian “essences.” Instead, it’s because we want others to be able to evaluate our conjectures [...]

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

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 24, Defining “KM 2.0”

January 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

The KM 2.0 meme first appeared on October 5, 2005. Euan Semple (who may have originated the term) seemed to equate it with: “ . . . people, connected people, empowered people, people who don’t always do what you expect or what you tell them but invariably end up taking you to exciting places you [...]

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

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part Five, More on Dave Snowden’s Take

August 14th, 2008 · Comments Off

4) Another important point made by Dave in the podcast is that those looking to create a knowledge sharing culture are thinking about knowledge sharing from the wrong perspective. The problem is not to create such a culture, but rather to increase the connectivity of people, whereupon they will naturally share because the increased connectivity [...]

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

Creating High Performance Adaptive Teams Through KM: Part Two

August 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

To foster openness in an adaptive team, try to create a culture where team members internalize the following norms, collectively known as the Sustainability Code, developed by Mark McElroy and I a few years ago for our CKIM Workshop. Here’s the code: 1. All knowledge used as a basis for individual and/or shared action by [...]

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