21st Century KM

Knowledge Management (KM) is experiencing a major 21st Century pivot. Coined in Silicon Valley, the term business pivot is a structured course correction. It’s the adoption of fundamentally new principles and hypotheses concerning business offerings, techniques, methods and outcomes. It’s long overdue. Northern California is leading the pivot to 21st Century KM. In today’s post-industrial …

In Conversation with David Snowden

  In Conversation with David Snowden  Please join Colabria for a special reception and conversation with David Snowden on May 6th 2014 at 6PM in downtown San Francisco. Dave is a well-known authority, leader and researcher in the field of complexity science, leadership, Agile development, knowledge management and narrative. Dave is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer…

Heutagogy

Sahana Chattopadhyay has thoughtfully modulated the well-known Cynefin Framework for heutagogy or self-determined learning. The current version is below. Self-determined learning and distributed phronesis are essential planks of 21st Century Learning. To refract and anneal self-directed and organizational learning vis-à-vis an existing framework is an apt contribution. Sahana asked for feedback. Several elements are absent and…

Museum KM

Why are knowledge management (KM) people determined to treat organizations as museums? How did KM become so corrupt as to focus on the collection and storage of information artifacts? Why has the obsolete 20th Century KM Establishment not recognized the utter collapse of archives, library science, information repositories, portals and other artifacts of ‘Museum KM?’…

California KM

On behalf of Colabria, please accept your invitation to participate in your next Colabria Cluster – Knowledge Management 2014(KM2014). Your California KM Community is the Colabria Action Research Network representing Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Northern and Southern California. KM2014 is your next community event. Your Bizzabo KM2014 Event Community is open. All are welcome. In today’s post-informational and post-industrial society, Knowledge…

Crowdfund Graph Analytics for Justice

A crowdfunded project from Stanford aims to use graph technologies to better understand international justice. Please help Crowdfund Graph Analytics for Justice.  You can help apply graph analytics to shed light on the way justice works. The justice system is not the most transparent and data friendly domain. That’s why it’s so exciting to see that…

Death of KM Standards

As predicted some nostalgic application vendors and elements of the decomposing Knowledge Management (KM) Establishment are providing futile life support for KM Standards. Of course the Death of KM Standards is certain and confident. It has already occurred in most all global KM precincts. However, some find unlearning the 1990s-style of KM very difficult. They…

KM Stack Exchange Network

The KM Stack Exchange Network, also called KM StackExchange, is a question-and-answer site for knowledge management (KM). Please join today.  KM StackExchange questions, answers and users are subject to a reputation award process. KM StackExchange is self-moderating. KM StackExchange is modeled after Stack Overflow – a popular forum for computer programming questions.  KM StackExchange solves…

KM Disappointments

It is disappointing to still hear the near-religious advocacy of process, standards and certification for knowledge management (KM). Ironically, KM people, often charged with change management and innovation, are so inelastic they simply reject contemporary, effective and proven KM practices. Even when their sacred cows of KM standards, certification and process engineering lead them to…

Is KM Turning A New Leaf?

Contemporary business management, the product of most US b-schools, has a predilection to Newtonian mechanics, processes, metrics, Taylorism, Fordism and so forth. We need to flip that model. The problem is business people always go after the low-hanging fruit of simple process work. This is particularly true and harmful in general business management and for…

The Streetlight Effect

Why do some enterprise social media and online groups succeed when so many others fail? How do different patterns of enterprise collaboration and populations of users differ from one another? How do contribution vary? How do these differences illustrate the roles people play within their knowledge networks? How can I visualize and optimize my networks…

Training versus Development

The objective of Colabria Action Research is leadership development. The Colabria Cluster Method draws from praxis intervention and Presence. Unfortunately, many don’t know the difference in Training versus Development. This fun list by Mike Myatt, a Forbes contributor, is helpful. 1. Training blends to a norm – Development occurs beyond the norm. 2. Training focuses on…

Factor Analysis and Complexity

Business leadership is discovering the enormous advantages of complexity and complexity science. Many difficult or ‘wicked’ problems may only achieve positive outcomes by embracing the principles of complexity. This is a very positive and important development for business, the enterprise, productivity and innovation. Unfortunately, there is a futile and disturbing trend to ‘manage’ complexity. Worse,…

Anarchy, Society and Social Media

Some people struggle to recognize the great importance of anarchy to society. Unfortunately, these folks have been influenced by government propaganda that anarchy is intrinsically wrong. They have been brainwashed to believe that larger and larger government or enterprise control is the only solution and way forward. They are influenced by media pictures of layabouts…