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Tell it like it is from HR Monthly

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 7, 2004
Filed in News

HRMonthly have given me permission to make Tell it like it is available online. It was first published in HRMonthly, December 2004. HRMonthly is published for the Australian Human Resources Institute

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Peeling the potatoes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 6, 2004
Filed in Collaboration

Denham Grey draws attention to Etienne Wenger’s idea that communities of practice can form the centre piece of a knowledge strategy. And then makes the observation: What I found missing here is the community level practices to grow knowledge – think patterns, ontologies, distinctions, concept mapping, collaborative writing, knowledge mapping and beyond One of the […]

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cc or die

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 3, 2004
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture

I heard the following anecdote the other day: ‘When I arrived I was told I should put every in writing as an email. This didn’t make sense to me and was contrary to how I normally worked, so I kept relying on conversations to get things done–at least until I was burnt the first time. […]

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Telling it like it is

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 3, 2004
Filed in News

The December issue of HR Monthly has just published a version of my paper on how to use stories to size up a situation.

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Selecting 5 KM books

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 2, 2004
Filed in News

Denham Grey suggests 5 books to get you started in KM. I would add Nancy Dixon’s Common Knowledge. Nancy provides a useful way of thinking about knowledge transfer.

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Abstract – Community variety from a complexity perspective

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 2, 2004
Filed in Collaboration

Hi Nancy, thanks for your comment. Here is the abstract for the paper. A new framework for communities of practice is required to unite the disjointed approaches currently employed to understand this organisational form. This paper proposes a framework based on complexity theory and applies a model developed by Axelrod and Cohen. A set of […]

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I’m not joking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 1, 2004
Filed in News

Downloaded Surely you’re joking Mr Feynman from Audible on the weekend. What I’ve heard so far (300 pages retold in 12 hours) is one great story after another. Love the story about Feynman’s radio fixing days at the age of 11. Not what you might expect from a Nobel winning physicist.

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Advancing civilization

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 30, 2004
Filed in Insight

“Civilisation advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.” —ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD

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Podcasting

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 30, 2004
Filed in Communication

We know more than we can say, and we will say more than we can write down. This aphorism might be one of the reasons why podcasting is taking off. Now anyone can create their own radio programme and make it available on the web.

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Enhancement to knowledge strategy

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 30, 2004
Filed in Strategy

A couple of years ago I developed a simple approach to developing knowledge strategies. The premise was simple–that a strategy should incrememtally enhance the ‘knowledge environment’ and that this could be done by implementing a series of tangible initiatives. Each initiative should be coherent with how people view knowledge (the framework) and how they leverage […]

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