Sat.Sep 04, 2010 - Fri.Sep 10, 2010

Why Is Knowledge Sharing Important? A Matter of Survival


I just wish that Patrick Lambe would be on Twitter. I surely do! That man has got plenty of golden nuggets to share around the topics of Knowledge Sharing, Collaboration, Communities, Learning and Enterprise 2.0 to just be scattered around in multiple blog posts alone. Here and there.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

About Resources Training Consulting Blog IA Webinar: Real-time Working with Collaboration By Dan Keldsen Collaboration – it’s all the rage, and to some it is “new.&#

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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. Matthias and I ‘met’ on the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Course (CCK08) - and through this discovered that we are both interested in how online connections are made and we have been discussing this off and on ever since.


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? What do we leaders need to do that we create a knowledge sharing culture? It shows that these questions don’t have simple answers.

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? A guest post from Lindsay Clandfield.

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August Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning August 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 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 Innovation Through Market Games (2008) and Spigit Increases Employee Engagement in Innovation (2009).

Checking in

Viv Mcwaters

Just a quick post to all my readers (all three of you!) to let you know that I’ve been thinking of you, but have had some other things on my mind just recently. So apologies for the lack of presence on this here blog. Back soon, I promise.

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


It’s that time of the week where, once more, here I am, dropping by on this blog to share with you folks my next round of My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week. This time around for Week #3.

Bioteams and The Effective Executive

The Bumble Bee

There is a major Bioteams article in the October 2010 edition of The Effective Executive Magazine which drills down into Pheromone Messaging, Collective Leadership and Team Ecosystems.

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.    

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. At the end of that journey, we visited Christchurch (A), the city near the bottom of the world, and the taking off point for many a visit to the Antarctic (viz. Shackleton, etc).

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


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. These profiles will include rich information not captured elsewhere in corporate systems.

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?   They do say that Google is very secretive about their data centers.

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. And if you only focus on processes you’ll miss a whole lot of opportunities. I was reminded of this by J on his excellent Tales from the Hood blog which explores the intricacies of humanitarian aid.

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.

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." " In the accompanying video, he says he's just back from a whirlwind trip around the world, looking at business practices.

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 information sources, as well as WWW selected sources, to provide timely awareness about what is happening in the enterprise and the internet.   We were fortunate to appear twice in this issue.

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. I took possession of the machine 8 days before the earthquake, and hadn't turned it on. It got hit, as I said, but it was more than a scratch. As above, when I powered it on, the screen is cracked inside.

Building A Social Media Plan

Charmed Particles

So let me work this out in public a bit. I 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. LBO is a small avant garde opera company based near me in Long Beach – but it has established an international reputation through it’s imaginative work.

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. The Seminars are designed to build upon and expand the concentrations of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program by focusing on one aspect or sub-genre of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or writing for young people.

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.

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). Following on from the success earlier in the year of the Collaboration Masterclass, AdeoPoint is delighted to have Michael Sampson back in the UK for a second time in 2010, this time hosting his renowned User Adoption Strategies Masterclass.

Building A Social Media Plan

Charmed Particles

So let me work this out in public a bit. I 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. LBO is a small avant garde opera company based near me in Long Beach – but it has established an international reputation through it’s imaginative work.

"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.

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. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later. I will repeat this once or twice a month depending on volume.

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. Earthquakes are a constant threat, but we don't think about them until one hits.

Building A Social Media Plan

Charmed Particles

So let me work this out in public a bit. I 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. LBO is a small avant garde opera company based near me in Long Beach - but it has established an international reputation through it's imaginative work.

"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. Morale : Regard telework as benefit. Others?   Tags: Telecommuting

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.              

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. Now, can we find a plumber

Bigging-up the local


Public sector funding cuts and the Big Society rhetoric, taken together as they must be, seem to be about weakening local government while strengthening citizen involvement and influence in the resulting vacuum.

Time for the Larry story again

Endless Knots

I've told this one in different forums since it happened in 1995-ish. A recent incident prompts this version. Back in the days when Harvard Square was one giant bookstore, a corner of two floors was occupied by Wordsworth. Always jammed, knowledgeable clerkery, books, books, and more books, the place where it was easy to walk out with two shopping bagsful of books. " The TeamNet Factor is faceout at Wordsworth," Daughter #2 said.