KM Evolution by Nancy Dixon

  KM Evolution by Nancy Dixon Common Knowledge Associates   Since the term “knowledge management” came into popular usage, there have been three significant changes in how organizations have thought about their knowledge. Each successive era has expanded the type of knowledge that organizations considered important without eliminating the need for and use of the…

Centers for Network Research

  Centers for Network Research are aiding the transformation from a function and process model to the network mindset. Network thinking, orientation, visualizations, theory, etc. are subsuming the function and process mentality. The network model is rising fast for organizations, businesses, industries, the environment and civil society. One leading indicator of the enormous importance of…

Organizational Networks

Someone remarked, probably thrusting their index finger in the air, with the joy of pride and discovery, “Network maps are the new org charts!” Org charts ARE network maps. They are a simple hub and spoke structure. Just turn the traditional org chart on it side or look at it from the top. orgnet.com Rather…

The Network Mindset

To fundamentally advance the network mindset people must first understand what a network is. Unfortunately, most all the discussion about social networks concerns conventional ‘pop’ media, proximate relationships, and popular social network services. These have little or nothing to do with understanding networks or creating an authentic network mindset. There is simply no way to…

4381 & 2*10^8

  As an early member (number 4381) and persistent LinkedIn evangelist it is rewarding to see the service eclipse the 100,000,000 200,000,000 member mark. LinkedIn is a practical and thoughtful offering. The service abides, abets and advances the network singularity. Here is a favorite LinkedIn experience, among many. In 2004, at a very large company,…

The Support Economy

It is amusing to witness the headlong flight to social-this, social-that. Talk about jumping on the bandwagon – wow! People that don’t know eigenvector centrality from a scale-free network are now social network media mavens. The wholesale social reorientation of business, organizations, institutions and civil society by individuals, networks and whole ecosystems was forecast and…

Is KM Absurd?

Is KM Absurd? The notion of applying managerial capitalism, aka, scientific management, (née circa 1900) to knowledge work (KM) could definitely be construed as absurdist. These linear, mechanistic, reductionist models were great for physical assets and natural resources. They fall-down, fail completely, for intangible, knowledge-based businesses. It is sad to see well-meaning organizations continuously fail using…

Elegant Simplicity

Modern knowledge-based organizations need an entirely new way of thinking and leading their networks and organization. One dimension is Elegant Simplicity. The principles originated from complexity science and systems thinking, two key domains of the Colabria Action Research network. Further details are found below.   “As managers, we need to shift our thinking from command and…

The Social Enterprise

Announcement of syndication for The Social Enterprise You are now welcome to freely access and cite The Social Enterprise – a research project sponsored by the Society of Information Management – Advanced Practices Council. Core enterprise business activities operate on a social foundation. CIOs and IT leadership must conceive, adopt, define, and deploy a comprehensive enterprise social…

Real Knowledge Management Books

While effective knowledge management (KM) can only be achieved through conversation, collaboration, community and complex interactions, some foundational masterworks are useful.     Beware! It is important to steer clear of books from specious ‘knowledge management institutes,’ silly ‘knowledge management councils’ and malignant knowledge management training groups. Avoid so-called knowledge management thought leaders’ too. Mostly these are…

Bubbles Everywhere

    Bubbles Everywhere: Speculative Bubbles in Financial Markets and in Everyday Life Prof. Dr. Bernd Ankenbrand Bubbles are everywhere! Over the last centuries we have seen many speculative bubbles and it seems recently frequency has increased. We will start this course with identifying historic economic bubbles. Building on this knowledge we will discuss their…

AngelList User Group

   https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108003558646876212824   Thanks to the hundreds of you for making the AngelList User Group (ALUG) pilot an enormous success. As we transition from the pilot phase to full production, among the important questions is the technology and community platforms we use. This message helps you understand our strategy. Meetup (MU) – this an ok…

When Did You Join LinkedIn?

Next month is my 10-year Anniversary on LinkedIn. It is interesting that it has some special meaning. Here in Silicon Valley credibility is important. Some flash their LinkedIn Serial Number as a form of street cred: a measure for commanding a level of respect in an urban environment due to experience in or knowledge of…

Bay Area I-Node

              Lester Center for EntrepreneurshipReceives Major National Science FoundationGrant to Head Bay Area I-Node February 25, 2013Berkeley, California The University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University are collaborating on an educational program aimed at commercializing university research and fostering innovation locally and nationally,…

Time to Say Goodbye

…to Usenet (aka Google Groups.)   Usenet has had a remarkable 30-year run. Note: Usenet is not a listserv or LISTSERV®. Usenet is Usenet. Period. It is what you have been using for a decade. For some of us it’s been over three decades.  In 2001 Google acquired DejaNews, a Usenet service, to create Google…

The Connected City

HOW NETWORKS ARE SHAPING THE MODERN METROPOLIS Zachary Neal Michigan State University Routledge, 2012 ISBN 978-0-415-88142-5   The Connected City explores how thinking about networks helps make sense of modern cities: what they are, how they work, and where they are headed. It is organized around three different levels of urban networks that build upon…

KM Australia

Register   Putting the Pieces Together Brochure Social Media and Collaboration // Change Management and Culture // Learning and Performance // Content and Information Management // Communication and Leadership____________ Special feature: A short history of KM Australia____________ This year’s Congress is putting the pieces together by addressing a range of crucial issues in the evolving…