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Preventing the Collapse of Democracy with the Interactive Voter Choice System

August 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

By Nancy Bordier and Joseph M. Firestone Overview The two of us met recently at an AmericaSpeaks event in Fairfax, VA, on June 26th. We decided independently to attend the event, but for the same reason. We wanted to protest the undue attention being given the federal budget deficit compared to the far more critical [...]

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Tags: Politics

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Fifteen, Summary and Conclusions

April 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) In this series, we developed the ideas of the Problem Solving Pattern (PSP) and Problem Solving Pattern Management. We pointed out how vital performing PSP patterns well is to organizational adaptation, distinguished the problem solving pattern from the Operational Pattern (OP) (Part One), defined four types of problem solving patterns, [...]

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

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Seven, More On Enhancing Developing Solutions: Coming Up With New Ideas

February 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) This post is the second discussing the question of enhancing processes and activities we use to develop new ideas. Second, introduce openness to new ideas as a policy and get the organization to commit to it. This is easy to say, but because “openness” is not always easy to see [...]

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

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Six, Enhancing Developing Solutions: Coming Up With New Ideas

February 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) Enhancing problem seeking, recognition, and formulation alone, will move an organization some way toward the Open PSP. But enhancing developing new solutions is equally necessary to get there. There are two important stages in developing new solutions: 1) coming up with new ideas; and 2) evaluating them before communicating them [...]

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Tags: KM Software Tools · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

National Governmental Knowledge Management: Part Four, Continuing Assessment of Federal KM Initiative Action Plan

February 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This post continues the discussion begun in Part Three of this series with an analysis of problems with the underlying conceptual model of the presentation on the Federal KM Initiative. Here’s a graphic of that model as I’ve reconstructed it from the text of the presentation. Reconstruction of Neil Olonoff’s Conceptual Model Let’s work backwards [...]

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

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 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 23, Defining “Social Media” and “Enterprise 2.0”

January 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Today, I’ll continue with definitions I need to clarify relationships among the members what I’ve been calling the “2.0 cluster.” Social Media The least clearly formulated idea in the “2.0 cluster” is “social media.” While the proliferation of definitions and conceptions surrounding this term is not yet as fulsome as with KM itself, the ambiguity [...]

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

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 22, Defining “Web 2.0” and “Social Software”

January 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

While the variations on the various 2.0 cluster memes are also beginning to proliferate as more people write about them, it is, except in the case of “social media,” comparatively easy to put one’s fingers on dominant definitions of these categories, because early and continuing work on each of them is more closely associated with [...]

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