January 9, 2021
“Living is Easy with Eyes Closed”
Earlier today I got irritated by several things on social media. I admit that this is not unusual and some […]
December 27, 2020
Twlevetide 20:03 Abstraction & codification
I’d been working on knowledge management for some time and have come across Boisot’s book Knowledge Assets.  Yasmin Mirali, then at […]
December 26, 2020
Twelvetide 20:02 Carbon is not silicon
In this second post within the knowledge management section, I want to summarise some of the material on human cognition […]
December 25, 2020
Twelvetide 20:01 Acts of knowing
As promised yesterday the main theme of this Twelvetide series is to summarise the main pillars of Naturalising Sense-making and […]
December 24, 2020
ASHEN redux
Redux came over into English in the 17th Century as one of those rare postpositive adjectives in English to mean […]
December 23, 2020
ASHEN reused
One of the purposes of ASHEN was to change the way we talk about knowledge retention.  Instead of saying What will […]
December 22, 2020
ASHEN revisited
Many moons ago, in the early days of my work in knowledge management one of the standard approaches was to […]
April 9, 2020
Reflections on Complexity, Chaos and COVID-19
In 1990, from a distance of more than 6 billion kilometres away, the Voyager 1 spacecraft took a now-iconic picture […]
June 22, 2017
On Experts, expertise and power
Remember Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cookoo’s Nest? Louise Fletcher won the Oscar for a brilliant portrayal of […]
February 19, 2016
Power in abstraction
I’ve been using this slide for some years ever since it emerged from a conversation between Max Boisot and myself […]
January 25, 2016
The ageing workforce part 5
I’m bringing this series to an end in a storm blown cottage in North Wales. All part of training for […]
January 25, 2016
From NYC to Whitehorse, Yukon
One of the aspects of sense-making we emphasize in all our training programmes is the value of contrast. Since complex […]
January 23, 2016
The ageing workforce part 3
Having set the scene with a general introduction in my first one and a mild polemic in the second I […]
January 22, 2016
The ageing workforce part 2
It is no coincidence that I am using images from medieval apprenticeships in this series of posts. The apprentice model […]
January 21, 2016
The ageing workforce part 1
One of the hardy annuals used to justify knowledge management programmes is the problem of the ageing workforce. Equally persistent, […]
November 7, 2014
Of sandbanks and granite cliffs
It was good to see the strategy workshop picked up by Ian Thorpe in his blog and he beat me […]
November 4, 2014
Creating a knowledge strategy
I’m back at KM World in Washington having keynoted at the event for well over a decade now.  Once it […]
June 11, 2014
Create contrast, enable insight
A long day, starting with an early morning alarm to make the 0701 from Swindon and ending up with a […]
December 20, 2013
Peer to peer knowledge flow
I promised yesterday to talk about peer-to-peer knowledge flow.  Like yesterday's post this has an ideological aspect as well as […]
January 24, 2013
A hotchpotch or ragbag
I ran through the various papers on narrative yesterday.  I spent longer than I planned on that post as I […]
July 8, 2012
You can’t create a craft by committee
From time to time in knowledge management circles the cry of standardisation is raised. It's just happened again with a […]
May 7, 2012
Fast falls the even tide
When we put CalmAlpha together back in January I was somewhat shamed by Joseph Pelrine talking about his use of […]
January 18, 2012
Architecture not application: an opportunity
Around two decades ago I was arguing that object orientation was not just a way of creating reusable code, but […]
July 22, 2011
New Movement, New Mastery: Perceptual Dexterity in the 21st Century
In my last post, I drew upon lessons from the psychology of visual perception to reflect upon how we understand […]
December 4, 2010
Making sense of Sensemaker
If you’re looking for some deep thought or profound insight on Sensemaker here, don’t. If you are, make sure that […]
December 2, 2010
The trouble with Knowledge Management
I attended at KMLF meeting last month and someone shared an interesting observation; i.e. “70% of all KM strategies have […]
November 4, 2010
KM and Murder Mysteries
Thinking I’ll make my last guest post on this blog, well, a mysterious one. The ABC Murders and the ABC […]
November 3, 2010
KM Strategies
Based on my past experiences with various organizations and general observations of how KM is pursued by them, I have […]
November 1, 2010
Hiring a CKO
I’d, a few weeks back, written an article on the typical things that an organization could do to ensure that […]
October 28, 2010
Knowledge Management Gaps
Back to the ICKM conference sessions again, one of the presentations I attended was by Strategic Knowledge Solutions. The session […]
October 26, 2010
Talent Reality Shows & Organizational Learning
Being a music aficionado, I enjoy watching music-based talent reality shows. Apart from enjoying the overdose of music and being […]
October 24, 2010
At the ICKM Conference in Pittsburgh
First of all, I am really glad to be offered an opportunity to guest post on the Cognitive Edge Blog […]
October 10, 2008
Rendering Knowledge
I may have finally broken a writing block. Aside from two book chapters in the last couple of months I […]