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Dartmouth Professor Marcelo Gleiser Questions the Limits of Knowledge

Knowledge is an island. As this island grows, Dartmouth physicist-philosopher Marcelo Gleise says, the border of what we do not know also grows. So the history of knowledge will always be incomplete. 


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10 Predictions for Collaboration in 2013

10 Predictions for Collaboration in 2013 | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it

David Coleman's blog about collaboration is among the best out-there. Here is an overview of his 10 predictions for collaboration in 2013. 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 26, 2013 5:43 PM

I do not agree with everything in this article, but it makes sense in many ways. For example, everything is connected, but it always has been. This is not new. It is old news and being used in digitally interconnection which not everyone is digitally connected.

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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away.

 

Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and HR leaders and have heard a common theme:we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign the organization so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job.


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Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:36 AM
Yes David, a long time ago that things have changed ... finally happily. I think you gave good advice to your children, who will always be on the safe side if they focus on life and relationships.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:43 AM
@ Don - I read an article last week on the same subject and I think you say right that deep skills are (or should be) the currency of the job. More and more companies have understood this reality today.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:54 AM
@Trumans - Yes, I totally agree with you. Relationships and our network is more important than ever. It is sometimes simply complicated, for me, to set a limit ... :-). Your training seems to be great, if you can put together five acronyms and if those who follow the training understands the strong message sent.
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Making internal collaboration work

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In this video and article author and strategist, Don Tapscott, describes why effective knowledge management within enterprises requires replacing e-mail with social media. 


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David Hain's curator insight, January 23, 2013 10:01 AM

Lots of good thinking and activities here - must read!

Tom Hood's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:02 AM

Collaboration is the #1 skill wanted by global CEOs according to IBM's Global Ceo Study from 2012. Don Tapscott is one of my favorites since I saw him live at an Association DigitalNow Confernce around the year 2000. He was a major influencer in our generational work and hs great book, Grown Up Digital. Also Wikinomics and MacroWikinomics are great reads.

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The Networking of Knowledge and Storytelling: David Weinberger for the Future of StoryTelling 2012

"Western culture's traditional system of knowledge is a stunning achievement," says author and Harvard Internet scholar David Weinberger at the outset of this thought-provoking video. "It made us the dominant species on the planet." But it was constructed as a series of stopping points: you asked a question, and you got an answer—on the page of a book or newspaper, say, or from an expert or a teacher. That system worked well when knowledge was put down on paper. Now knowledge lives on the hyperlinked Net, and links offer a never-ending invitation to go further, to know more. What are the implications of a future in which human knowledge is no longer a finite compendium of scholarly works but rather a limitless, intricately connected network of people, ideas, and works?"


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Don't Diss The Paradigm Shift In Management: It's Happening! - Forbes

Don't Diss The Paradigm Shift In Management: It's Happening! - Forbes | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
Don’t Diss The Paradigm Shift In Management: It's happening!

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Eight Dangers of Collaboration

Eight Dangers of Collaboration | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
Most of what is written about collaboration is positive. Even hip. Collaboration is championed enthusiastically by the Enterprise 2.0 experts, as well as leading thinkers like Don Tapscott, as the crucial approach for the 21st century.

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Dick Cheuk's curator insight, January 21, 2013 8:14 AM

Collaboration just likes everything.  Use it correctly, it helps; use it incorrectly, it hurts.

David Hain's curator insight, January 28, 2013 4:32 AM

Sound sense.  It's often portrayed as "four legs good, 2 legs bad". But the cost of poorly thought out collaboration is high and only breeds cynicsm against the best reasons for applying collaborative methods.  Also, collaboration takes more than one form and the method should be chosn carefully for the problem and context.

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Knoco stories: Building knowledge assets, a process from Siemens

Knoco stories: Building knowledge assets, a process from Siemens | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it

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The New Enterprise Literacy

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Each new advance in communication and learning technology has expanded the possibilities for communication, knowledge capture and distribution. In each case, it took a while to understand the possibilities and the implications. Much of sensitive communication with most enterprises occurs through direct person-to-person conversations, or at least through e-mails. Even users of e-mail are becoming more aware of how public they can be. Now with the increasing use of social media, asynchronous transparent conversations are on the increase. What does this mean? The invention of the phonetic alphabet around 700 B.C. made enabled a number of unforeseen and unintended capabilities.

In the pre-writing oral tradition, the conditions for the preservation of ideas were mnemonic. To promote memory, instruction and knowledge preservation made use of verbal and musical rhythms; however, these rhythms placed severe limits on the verbal arrangement of what was said, as in Homer, and the need to memorize used up cognitive energy that otherwise could have been devoted to learning and innovation. Because of the heavy memory load, the epic poets did not actually memorize content verbatim; they created new versions from a set of possibilities as they went along.
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What is your firm's strategy to manage knowledge? - Daily Nation

Knowledge management is emerging as a major challenge in the ever-changing organisational labour market due to increasing mobility, even at senior levels.

Businesses are grappling with managing institutional memory that comes as a key plug in solving regular problems.

It is critical, therefore, to understand the components of knowledge as a firm’s intellectual property. This understanding helps in the development of an appropriate knowledge management strategy.
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Revisiting the links between communication and knowledge ...

Revisiting the links between communication and knowledge ... | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
At the fifth informal get-together of the Ethiopia/Addis Ababa KM4Dev network, one of the focused conversations we held was about the relations between communication and knowledge management. I wrote this year about ...
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Hoe ontwikkel je Enterprise 2.0 - IK Magazine

Artikel over het social media groeimodel, succesfactoren en 8 praktische tips om enterprise 2.0 binnen de organisatie van de grond te krijgen.
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How will URL schematics help you handle your Knowledge Management in Evernote

How will URL schematics help you handle your Knowledge Management in Evernote | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it

For a while I was flirting with the idea of unified knowledge dashboard where you could have everything accessible at your finger tips. A system where all your work is neatly tied together and helps you reduce friction and get more things done.

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Google Lost Its Mojo: Content Curation is the New Search

Google Lost Its Mojo: Content Curation is the New Search | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Though I had seen and scooped this article before, I must have not done a very good job of really reading it from back to back. Paul Kedroski, who wrote this over a year and half ago, really captured the historical essence of content curation on the web.

 

This is an absolutely must-read article for anyone wanting to grasp what is happening with content curation on the web, hwile seeing things in proper perspective.

 

He wrote: "What has happened is that Google's ranking algorithm, like any trading algorithm, has lost its alpha.

 

It no longer has lists to draw and, on its own, it no longer generates the same outperformance -- in part because it is, for practical purposes, reverse-engineered, well-understood and operating in an adaptive content landscape.

 

Search results ...so polluted by spam that you often started looking at results only on the second or third page...

 

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There are two things that can happen now.

 

a) We could get better algorithms, which is happening to some degree, with search engines like Blekko and others.

 

b) Or, we could head back to curation, which is what I see happening, and watch new algos emerge on top of that next-gen curation again.

 

Think of Twitter as a new stab at curation, but there are plenty of other examples.

 

Yes, that sounds mad. If we couldn't index 100,000 websites in 1996 by hand, how do we propose to do 234-million by hand today?

 

The answer, of course, is that we won't -- do them all by hand, that is. Instead, the re-rise of curation is partly about crowd curation -- not one people, but lots of people, whether consciously (lists, etc.) or unconsciously (tweets, etc) -- and partly about hand curation (JetSetter, etc.).

 

We are going to increasingly see nichey services that sell curation as a primary feature, with the primary advantage of being mostly unsullied by content farms, SEO spam, and nonsensical Q&A sites intended to create low-rent versions of Borges' Library of Babylon.

 

The result will be a subset of curated sites that will re-seed a new generation of algorithmic search sites, and the cycle will continue, over and over.

 

In short, curation is the new search. It's also the old search."

 

Must read. 9/10

 

Full article: http://www.businessinsider.com/googles-search-algorithm-is-spinning-out-of-control-2011-1

 

 


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Robin Good's comment, July 11, 2012 1:10 AM
Thank you Ishak.
Stewart-Marshall's comment, July 11, 2012 11:40 AM
Excellent - a very prophetic analysis - wished I'd read it a year and half ago :-)
Beth Kanter's comment, July 11, 2012 12:34 PM
I only use google like a phone book -when I'm looking for a specific reference. But if I'm doing research on a topic, my strategy for years has been to go to the key sources (curators) and look through their libraries. I find the lack of context that search returns - makes me want to throw up. It is a much better experience to see it in context through the yes of someone who knows the content area.
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How Marketers Are Measuring Content [Infographic]

How Marketers Are Measuring Content [Infographic] | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it

Scott: I'm fascinated by the power and choice of language.  And the interplay between how we (who create systems) and we (who use systems) use language to define our work and our metrics.  You can see how Google Analytics dominates how we think about our metrics. So, as we invent new systems to track, we also, inevitably, invent new metrics or lenses.  Good stuff.  Helpful to have the data to benchmark where we stand.

 

In a recent survey of over 1,000 marketing professionals, Econsultancy set out to assess the current state of content marketing strategy and how marke...


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 19, 2012 4:14 PM
Thanks Jeff. Great weekend. Marty
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Knowledge retention – a game of two halves.

Knowledge retention – a game of two halves. | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
Back in the ’80s, the oil company Shell ran a promotional campaign from their petrol (gas) stations in the UK which would never work today.  With every petrol purchase, you were given a scrat...

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What Great Curators Think Good Curation Is [Video]

 

 


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OMP Digital's curator insight, January 3, 2013 11:44 AM

This video is to be watched by all interested in curation. As curation and creatively becomes a much in demand skill, how can those content marketers looking for that easy share produce more content in less time? Well this video shall aim to answer that along with other inspiring ideas

IdeaEncore's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:49 PM

Scott: Very helpful to see the subtlty of variations on curation

 

Robin:This is an oustandingly good video about "curation". After nine months from its first appearance, it undoubtedly deserves a second pass on my newsradar here, as I think this is a clip that, in less than three minutes, can do a good job to explain what curation really is to anyone not familiar with it. 

 

I find this video clip such a marvellous piece of inspiring content that I have decided to post it again, giving the opportunity to you - if you haven't seen it yet - to look at curation with eyes distant light-years from those of the content marketer looking for easy shortcuts to produce more content in less time, - and if you have seen it already - to look at it again and to pause and think about how you are going to take up and make yours some of the inspiring ideas shared in this clip.

 

Asking yourself more questions about how you curate and for what final purpose you do it, can only be a healthy exercise in refining this much in-demand skill.

 

 

To be watched by anyone interested in curation. 8/10

 

Original clip: http://vimeo.com/38524181

 

 

Eric Moran's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:11 PM

Great video that does a great job framing the definition of curation.

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How To...Lead A Late-Afternoon Brainstorm

How To...Lead A Late-Afternoon Brainstorm | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it

Post-lunch food coma. Brain drain. A lethargic late-day meeting can be downright brutal. Here's how to trump the slump.


Pick an unusual location
The same old conference room down the hall? Boring. The park up the block? Now you're ideating! "Creativity depends on forcing a change of perspective, and one of the simplest ways to do that is to change the setting," says Michael Kerr, president of Humor at Work, a workplace culture consultancy.

 



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5 Motivations for Sharing Content | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Motivations for Sharing Content | Jeffbullas's Blog | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
Sharing on a social web drives millions of hits for viral videos, motivates people to email humorous articles and makes content spread at the speed of a "click". Humans have always shared.....

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Last lesson learned: Ideation for Innovation is a social networking activity

Last lesson learned: Ideation for Innovation is a social networking activity | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
In a final thought for the year, as we wrestle with getting our Innovation Strategies in line with our Innovation Climate; with getting our Innovation Technologies in place, the biggest hurdle remains adoption. How do we get people to collaborate. How do we get everyone to use the new idea management system? Well here are some thoughts.
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Managing Personal Knowledge, Data and Information – Scientific ...

Managing Personal Knowledge, Data and Information – Scientific ... | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
For some reason Christmas time makes me think about personal knowledge/information management. Perhaps it comes from the quest to track down the list of Christmas card addresses (did they move? do they have kids now?) or perhaps it comes from the scramble to sort out exactly what I taught and who I helped with research over the Fall semester. Maybe it comes from thinking about fun organizational tools to put on my Christmas list. No matter the reason, I thought I’d share a bit about my tools and strategies.

The tools I use to manage my own personal information can roughly be divided into two main categories: tools to manage information that I create, and tools to manage my acquisition and consumption of information created by others.
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A Flipped Class: Knowledge Management Tools & Research Software

A Flipped Class: Knowledge Management Tools & Research Software | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
We’re going to look at 7 different tools that will help you develop a more efficient research work flow. It is not expected that you’ll use all the tools, but most students find that they’d have a hard time living without two or three of them once they see how the tools make their research lives easier.

The tools we’ll look at are:
Desktop Search,
Zotero for citation management,
Evernote for saving general notes, capturing web pages and pictures for future reference,
JotNot Pro to take the place of a photocopier,
Google Drive for collaborative document editing,
Google+ Hangouts for online meetings and document co-editing, and lastly
backup options so that your digital life is safe.
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Knowledge Management and Innovation | The WritePass Journal

Knowledge Management and Innovation | The WritePass Journal | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it
Knowledge is a powerful weapon for any institution, whether belonging to business, politics, social work or art. It plays a vital role in the functioning of any organisation, especially if the organisation is a business organisation seeking to take maximum advantage of the knowledge that it is has collected and organised, making sure it is managed in a proper way. Systematic organisation of knowledge ensures superiority of the firm over its competitors. The concept of knowledge management refers to modifying the present set of organisational processes so that the level of productivity as well as its outcomes can be enhanced. The key to knowledge management is to understand the value of every part of knowledge; the fast-moving business environment of today is entirely knowledge driven and dependent upon it. The knowledge outcomes of an organisation are not directly managed, integrated or created by the knowledge management but knowledge processes of the organisation are influenced by the knowledge management and also influence the knowledge outcomes
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12 Tips for Enterprise Search Success

12 Tips for Enterprise Search Success | KnowledgeManagement | Scoop.it

At the Enterprise Search 2012 conference in October, Martin White, Managing Director of Intranet Focus Ltd. and author of the new book, Enterprise Search, from O'Reilly Media, took part in a session on planning for the future of search.

In that session, Mr. White shared some insights from Enterprise Search, which is just being released.

 

Here are his "12 Critical Success Factors" for enterprise search: now and for the future.

 

1. Invest in a search support team:

2. Get the best out of the current investment in search.

3. Enterprise search is an approach and not a technology.

4. Set search within an information management context.

5. Content quality is essential for quality search

6. Understand user requirements and monitor user satisfaction

7. Search then browse then alert then search then alert.....

8. Provide location-independent search

9. Undertake intelligent log analysis

10. Search is a dialogue

11. Procure value not functionality

12. Search is a journey

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