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Joe Firestone’s Blog on Knowledge and Knowledge Management

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Joe’s Bio

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Brief Bio

Joseph M. Firestone, Ph.D. is Managing Director, CEO of the Knowledge Management Consortium International (KMCI), and Director and co-Instructor of KMCI’s CKIM Certificate program, as well as Director of KMCI’s synchronous, real-time Distance Learning Program. He is also CKO of Executive Information Systems, Inc. a Knowledge and Information Management Consultancy. Joe is co-creator of The New Knowledge Management approach, the KM prescriptive model of the Open Enterprise, and K-STREAMTM, the first comprehensive project and program methodology for Knowledge Management. Joe was the first to define and specify the Enterprise Knowledge Portal Concept, and is a leading writer, designer, commentator, and trainer in this area.

He is author or co-author of more than 150 articles, white papers, and reports, as well as the following book-length publications: Knowledge Management and Risk Management; A Business Fable, UK: Ark Group, 2008, Risk Intelligence Metrics: An Adaptive Metrics Center Industry Report, Wilmington, DE: KMCI Online Press, 2006, “Has Knowledge management been Done,” Special Issue of The Learning Organization: An International Journal, 12, no. 2, April, 2005, Enterprise Information Portals and Knowledge Management, Burlington, MA: KMCI Press/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003; Key Issues in The New Knowledge Management, Burlington, MA: KMCI Press/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003, and Excerpt # 1 from The Open Enterprise, Wilmington, DE: KMCI Online Press, 2003.

Joe is Director of KMCI’s CKIM Certificate and Distance Learning Programs, and also developer of the web sites www.dkms.com, www.kmci.org, www.adaptivemetricscenter.com, and the blog “All Life is Problem Solving” at http://radio.weblogs.com/0135950, and http://www.kmci.org/alllifeisproblemsolving. He has taught Political Science at the Graduate and Undergraduate Levels, and has a BA from Cornell University in Government, and MA and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University.

Open Literature Publications since 2005

Riskonomics: Reducing Risk by Killing Your Worst Ideas (forthcoming, 2008)

“On Doing Knowledge Management,” Knowledge Management Research and Practice 6 (2008), 13-22

Knowledge Management and Risk Management: A Business Fable (Ark Group, February, 2008)

“Part II – Lack of agreement on knowledge processing and knowledge metrics,” Inside Knowledge, 12, no. 1 (February 2008), 5.

“Part I — State of KM: Growing but lacking agreement,” Inside Knowledge, 11, no. 4 (January 2008), 5.

“From the Balanced Scorecard to the Adaptive Scorecard: An Adaptive Maturity Model,” BusinessIT Strategies Advisory Service, Executive Report, Vol. 9, no. 10, Cutter Consortium, Arlington, MA:, 2006. Available at: http://www.cutter.com/offers/adaptivescore.html

“The Open Enterprise Software Template: An Analytic Hierarchy Framework for Measuring Aspects of Organizational Adaptive Functioning,” (An Adaptive metrics Center Industry Report Bundle), Wilmington, DE: KMCI Online Press, 2006. Available at: http://www.adaptivemetricscenter.com/openenterprisetemplateamcreport.html.

“The Balanced Scorecard: Developments and Challenges” KMCI Online Press, September, 2006. Available at: http://www.adaptivemetricscenter.com/media/BSCdevelopmentsandchallenges.pdf

“A Review of David Apgar’s Risk Intelligence: Learning to Manage What We Don’t Know,” Wilmington, DE: KMCI Online Press, 2006. Available at: http://www.adaptivemetricscenter.com/Review%20of%20Risk%20Intelligence.html

Risk Intelligence Metrics: An Adaptive Metrics Center Industry Report, KMCI Online Press, 2006. Available at: http://www.adaptivemetricscenter.com/riskintelligencemetricsamcreport.html

“What Every Information Manager Should Know about Data Mining,” Information Management Journal, 39, no. 5 (September-October, 2005), 47-52

“The Partners HealthCare Case for Improved KM” (with Mark W. McElroy), KM Review, 8, no. 1 (March – April, 2005), 6-7.

Guest Editor (with Mark W. McElroy), The Learning Organization, 12, no. 2 (April, 2005).

“Has Knowledge Management Been Done?” (with Mark W. McElroy), The Learning Organization, 12, no. 2 (April, 2005), 105-111.

“Doing Knowledge Management” (with Mark W. McElroy), The Learning Organization, 12, no. 2 (April, 2005), 189-212 (Winner of 2006 Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence as the outstanding paper of 2005 published by The Learning Organization Journal).

Many earlier papers on Knowledge Management and Data Warehousing/Data Mining available at the various web sites above.

In addition to his writing, research, and training activities, Joe also provides consulting in the areas of Knowledge Management, Enterprise Portals, and SOA Architecture.