How to Save the WorldThinking like nature: William McDonough redesigns the world
Came across this on Mathemagenic. The following is an excerpt of remarks by Bill Gates that addresses the value of blogs over e-mail for certain business processes: And so, getting away from the drawbacks of e-mail — that it’s too imposing — and yet the drawbacks of the Web site — that you don’t know […]
From my experience over the last couple of years in the field of knowledge management, both as a “knowledge advocate” and as a “knowledge officer,” most of us involved in this type of work take a very big picture view of things – a system view, using system thinking. Although we may look at “small” […]
judith meskill’s knowledge notes…: informal learning…: informal learning, informal communications. Look at this in the context of the (informal) role of glial cells in support of the (formal) role of neurons in brain function and knowledge creation/retrieval/use. (See SciAm April 2004).
When I saw the first Matrix movie, I remember thinking of the distinctions between explicit and tacit knowledge. If you remember the scene with the helicopter, you know what I mean. The “knowledge” of how to fly a helicopter was made explicit in the form of a computer program/disk. When a person needed the knowledge […]
Last night I began re-reading The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing by Frank Vertosick, Jr. In the introduction, Vertosick sets up the book with these comments: To survive, all living beings must respond to an incessant barrage of stimuli: good, bad, and neutral. Some stimuli are so potently bad they provoke […]
Column Two: “Best-yet” practices – do not re-freeze: In other words, best practices should not be seen as definitive, but rather a milestone on the path. You don’t just stop when you find a good (best) practice, but you continue down the road. Best practices are, after all, only “best” in the context they are […]