Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Social Network Analysis is going to be the big thing of tomorrow. Look at things happening on the internet - now Flickr has a social network browser (http://www.marumushi.com/apps/flickrgraph/index.cfm). It shows you the relationships of friends of Flickr users. Very cool ! Managing our social knowledge of tomorrow.
TAGCloud (http://www.tagcloud.com) is a service that extracts the main keywords out of blogs that are setup as feeds and presents the viewer with a list of keywords (resembling a cloud) to choose from.
This service is nice and helpful for setting up a lot of feeds and using the tagcloud to navigate this information.
InsightKnowledge has setup a TAGCloud for about 50 popular blogs/weblogs about and around Knowledge Management, allowing you to easily browse and read up on the opinions of experts in their field about this topic.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
As a KM professional, I am harvesting information on a daily basis, filter it and review whats left for impact on things I know about. This includes the job market around Knowledge Management. Following the postings, I see more and more KM positions being offered. There are still quite a few out there that mis-use the term Knowledge Management, but in general it looks like the industry is slowly getting to the point where the recognition sets in (in the mainstream) that the only way to do more (increase performance, competitiveness or other values) with less (money, resources, time), is to utilize the knowledge that the organization contains within their employees better (->Organizational Intelligence on Wikipedia).
Self-promotion again ! -> InsightKnowledge provides a discussion forum with postings of jobs in the KM area. Check them out.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
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Yahoo News reports a major trend that may force you to change your investment strategy soon. More companies are turning away from retirement contributions. HMM... time to rethink how I will be able to live when I get older. How do I put money away now so that I will be living safely later ? Real Estate ? - interesting, but has its own challenges; Stock ? - only good if you really invest a lot of time; Casino ? - yeah, right. How about making your knowledge pay for you ? Knowledge Subscriptions - checkout more details at http://www.insightknowledge.com.
Yahoo News Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20051207/bs_usatoday/evenhealthyfirmsfreezeorcutloosetraditionalpensions
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
The future of organizational performance - and that is where fact stops and my believe begins - is in the enablement of team and networks. Enable project teams to efficiently communicate and collaborate - and they will succeed; enable networks to form and adapt and structure themselves to the purpose and goal given - and they will be ideally prepared to succeed.
Power teams, organizational networking, business network analysis - keywords for things that are waiting to happen.
Monday, December 05, 2005
Blogs are very popular, because they allow everybody to be a publisher of their thoughts and opinions with text and video and audio and reach a worldwide audience. What it does not do, is to provide a efficient capture mechanism for knowledge to be re-used, shared and worked with.
Wikis are becoming very quickly very popular. They provide the capability of blogging, but also allow for knowledge to be very easily capture as single pages, automatically linking to eachother with keywords. One can capture thoughts similar to how one is thinking, link pages they way one remembers things, and can discover someones thoughts they way the person thought about it and captured it. What wikis do not do, is to capture the relationship between the linked pieces of information. The relationship itself is an important part of the information between two knowledge entities, like in 'ThisInformation is part of TheOtherInformation'.
ConceptWikis are the next step. Based on the ease of use of wikis, it provides the capability to capture the relationship between to pieces of wiki information, more closely representing how knowledge is formed and linked to eachother.
If you are interested in this topic and wish to learn more about it, play with it or use it for your business, please contact Stefan Lafloer at InsightKnowledge Inc.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Friday, December 02, 2005
http://www.kmworld.com/kmw05/presentations/. And while you are at it, check out http://www.insightknowledge.com too :-).