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Why Is Knowledge Sharing Important? A Matter of Survival


I just wish that Patrick Lambe would be on Twitter. surely do! Here and there. If you haven’t, you should! Still. … Think about it.

IA Webinar: Real-time Working with Collaboration | Information Architected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Do you believe that your organization has pulled together a suitably versatile and agile collaboration toolkit? for Innovation? Contact us now at ?617-933-9655

The Riddle of Online Resonance

Jenny Connected

The subject of this blog post is the result of a discussion that I have been having with Matthias Melcher – and he with me – since the beginning of the year. As a result of these discussions we have now written a discussion paper that we would like to share in the spirit of openness that we learned about on the CCK08 course.


Blog>> Perceived Leadership Support via Transparency

Green Chameleon

The readers that have been following my posts realise that in our company we are thinking seriously about our Knowledge Management strategy. One of the major threads we are following is gaining a sustainable leadership support and creating a culture that encourages sharing of knowledge. How can this be achieved?

Six favourite teaching online activities

e-Moderation Station

Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend? Nicky. Photo by Flnz.

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August Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

open academic education: people with an open PhD and master? Yes, they do it!

Spigit Offers Release S3 to a Maturing Market

Portals and KM

I have been covering Spigit. and the innovation management market for some time (see Spigit – Enabling Enterprise 2.0 conference submission process.

Checking in

Viv Mcwaters

So apologies for the lack of presence on this here blog. Back soon, I promise. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Take naps. Be loyal.

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #3


This time around for Week #3. That way we can catch up faster with the ones that I am currently sharing across on a daily basis. Why not, right?

Bioteams and The Effective Executive

The Bumble Bee

The publishers (ICFAI Publications) have kindly allowed me to make the article available to readers. About Ken Thompson.

Micro-landscape: White on White #1

Portals and KM

Here is another in my series on micro-landscapes. These are paintings of details in a folded cloth. This is a 20" x 24" acrylic.

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Michael's reports from Christchurch

Endless Knots

Three years ago this past February, I spent three weeks in New Zealand with Daughter #1 and son-in-law #1. Shackleton, etc).

Dear Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Gen Yers … Can We Please Move On?


Not whether one group of knowledge workers belongs to this or that generation and therefore their needs are different than the others. Yes, I know!

Cisco Community Central: Enterprise Social Software : Don't Think Profile, Think Identity

Collaborative Thinking

When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on employee profiles. Strategists, sponsors, champions, and management teams often (not always but frequently) make the assumption that employees will create and maintain their own profiles. Think about it.

One Take on the Gory Detail on How Google Works

Portals and KM

Recently the PPC blog posted an useful diagram giving their take on How Google Works: in Gory Detail.   It is interesting that they choose to display the information in a visual that does not have searchable text like a traditional blog post.   Where they trying to hide their content from Google? Scared?  

Building A Social Media Plan

Charmed Particles

So let me work this out in public a bit. want to develop and execute a social media plan on the cheap – for Long Beach Opera , where I’m a board member. So I thought it’d be interesting to track what I’m trying to do, what I do, and how it works. What are the goals? How will we do this?

A World Without E-mail: One Man’s Vision of a Social Workplace – Wear Sunscreen


Usually, weekends, as most of you already know, are rather quiet over here in this blog and in most of my virtual social networking hang-out places.

How do I know what to do?

Viv Mcwaters

Indeed! How do any of us EVER know what to do? This questions was in relation to facilitation. “How do I know what process to use?&# I must admit I don’t know. I do know that if you only know one, or a handful, of processes – that’s what you will do. To a hammer, every problem in the world is a nail. And on it goes.

KM World Selects Darwin Ecosystem as a Trend-Setting Product for 2010

Portals and KM

  In this September issue of KM World , Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine was selected a trend-setting product of 2010. Found on page 19 of the print version, Darwin Ecosystem ( is defined as: Awareness Engine - an enterprise solution that fetches and correlates its own Web 2.0 We really appreciate this coverage.  

Building A Social Media Plan

Charmed Particles

So let me work this out in public a bit. want to develop and execute a social media plan on the cheap – for Long Beach Opera , where I’m a board member. So I thought it’d be interesting to track what I’m trying to do, what I do, and how it works. What are the goals? How will we do this?

Nohria: "Global century of business"

Endless Knots

See Denison and Bray's " Harvard Business School Dean Is Bent on Change ," covering Nitin Nohria 's first day with the new students. "Nohria said he intends to open Harvard Business School to wider influences, a job for which he feels particularly well suited." " Short video , worth watching.

After the Earthquake - The Lenovo W510 Takes a Hit

Michael Sampson - Currents

My project for this week was to get SharePoint Server 2010 installed on a new Lenovo W510. It got hit, as I said, but it was more than a scratch.

Enterprise Collaboration Architecture from Cisco that Goes Beyond Technology

Portals and KM

Cisco provides a Collaboration Services Group that is not tied to Cisco products but helps clients with a vendor independent approach. Mark Eggleston, a member of this group I met at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference sent me a useful white paper by one of his colleagues, Joe Moran, Transforming Collaboration through Strategy and Architecture.  

Building A Social Media Plan

Charmed Particles

So let me work this out in public a bit. want to develop and execute a social media plan on the cheap - for Long Beach Opera , where I'm a board member. So I thought it'd be interesting to track what I'm trying to do, what I do, and how it works. What are the goals? How will we do this? Well for starters, here are the goals I'd start with.

Stage and screenwriters -- Solstice is for you!

Endless Knots

Solstice Low-Residency MFA innovates again--this just in from my friends there: The Solstice Seminars: two-day intensives that offer writers the opportunity to explore and deepen their knowledge of craft.   Join us for “Writing for Stage & Screen,” October 29 through 30, 2010. His teleplays include Mandela And De Klerk and Bojangles.

Details for User Adoption Strategies Masterclass in London (October 14) #useradoption #e2adoption #london

Michael Sampson - Currents

AdeoPoint has posted the details of the upcoming User Adoption Strategies Masterclass in London (or more specifically, in Camberley, Surrey). whole day workshop delivered in a focused, comfortable environment, the Masterclass will provide you with valuable insight into: - Understanding collaboration. Engaging with your user community.

My Favorite Tweets for August 16 - 31 2010

Portals and KM

Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. will repeat this once or twice a month depending on volume. hope this is also useful for you. 

Bigging-up the local


As public services begin to wither, localities will start to vary enormously according to the amount of self-investment they manage to mobilise.

"A Word from the Field:" (Old Friends) Farmer's Block

Endless Knots

I've never been to Old Friends Farm but I love their stand at the Newton (Tues) Farmers Market so much that I've posted about them before. Their weekly newsletter has, naturally, news from the farm, recipes, and this time a reflection on farmer's block, if such possibly could exist. What would farmer's block look like? The hardship?

The Lessons of an Earthquake #eqnz

Michael Sampson - Currents

At 4.35am on Saturday morning, our lives changed. For some in Christchurch, the change was minor - inconvenience here and there. For others, the change was more fundamental - the building they work in is gone, the home they live in is uninhabitable, the peace and security of Christchurch gave way to wave after wave of aftershocks. Why is this?

Sunset at Point Independence Inn Onset MA

Portals and KM

I was at the Point Independence Inn. in early August for the Onset Blues Festival. The light there is always remarkable. Here is late afternoon into the sun set. The next Sunday will cover dawn. can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.              

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What Does It Take to Reach for More?

Hildy Gottlieb

The “continuum&# is a critical component to the work we are doing at Creating the Future. In EDs? In consultants? In funders?&#.

"Setting IM hours" and other good ideas for telecommuting

Endless Knots

Klint Finley has a fresh-stuff piece on telecommuting on ReadWrite. Remote Work: Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them has a good starter list of pitfalls with some quick fixes: Missing out on hallway conversations : Use email and intranet more. Lack of responsiveness during [conventional] working hours: Make hours explicit; set IM "on" hours.

Power for 2 Hours

Michael Sampson - Currents

A neighbour we have never met just brought a generator for us to use for a few hours. How neat! The deep freezer and fridge are connected, so hopefully that will be enough to keep the food from spoliation. We did connect the water pump, but with the hot water cylinder dripping at the connections, we turned unplugged the water pump.