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Communities and the role of variety

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 26, 2004
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I just heard today that a chapter Trish Milne and I wrote has been published. The book is called Human Perspectives in the Internet Society and our chapter is entitles ‘ActKM: Variety in a Community of Practice from a Complexity Perspective’.

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Communities and Social Networks

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 26, 2004
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Matt Moore made a good comment in response to my last blog entry I have recently been trying to link the thinking on Small World Networks http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/June98/smallworld.bs.html to communities. If you see communities of interest as social networks consisting of tight clusters and loose links then you need to apply different strategies to grow the […]

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Types of Tacit Knowledge

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 26, 2004
Filed in Insight

There has been some discussion during November in ActKM about whether tacit knowledge can be captured. Opinion ranged from ‘definitely yes’ to ‘absolutely no’. This discussion reminded me of the distinctions made by Max Boisot between three types of tacit knowledge: Things that are not said because everyone understands them and takes them for granted. […]

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Mapping Communities

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 24, 2004
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It is difficult to build a community of practice from scratch. In fact, the construction metaphor of ‘building’ a community is inappropriate. Rather, it is important to ‘foster’ communities–and the first step is to find the communities that already exist in your organisation. There are many places to search for evidence of existing communities. Like […]

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Sydney Cynefin Training – Dec 2004

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 23, 2004
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This years’ Cynefin Certification Training is shaping up to be a well attended and exciting event. Dave Snowden will be here with me and Viv Read to facilitate the learning. There has been considerable interest in the researchers’ stream, which is a new idea for us. It will enable people to delve into the theory […]

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Starting a new blog

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 22, 2004
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This is my 3rd blog with previous efforts at blogspot and radio. I plan to republish some of my previous blogs here as well as keep you up to date with what is happening with Anecdote and Cynefin in Australia.

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