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Quote on Significance and meaning

Posted by  chandni —October 28, 2008
Filed in Insight

“The size of the endeavor doesn’t matter as much as how meaningful it becomes to you.” credit: www.gapingvoid.com

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Brain rules

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 30, 2008
Filed in Insight

I’m reading John Medina’s Brain Rules and thoroughly enjoying it. Here’s a snippet illustrating his humorous style while making an important point. Any learning environment that deals with only the database instincts [our ability to memorise things] or only the improvisatory instincts [our ability to imagine things] ignores one half of our ability. It is […]

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Criteria for implementing initiatives in a complex space

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 16, 2008
Filed in Culture, Insight

Dave’s written a excellent post on how to make progress in a complex environment. It’s excellent because it comes at a time when I’m working with a client where their staff have come up with a range of initiatives yet there is a feeling among some of the project members that the initiatives wont make […]

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Learning how to learn

Posted by  Daryl Cook —January 28, 2008
Filed in Insight

After listening to a podcast recently — an interesting conversation between Dave Pollard and Chris Corrigan — I am now even more convinced of the importance that we know HOW to learn. (To be honest I probably didn’t need all that much convincing!). This skill will be so important in the future due to the […]

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Our need for the knowledge worker is over

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 3, 2007
Filed in Insight

The term ‘knowledge worker’ is now a meaningless concept in developed countries because the shift Drucker started to notice in the ’50s from jobs requiring manual work to jobs requiring knowledge work is now complete. Today all work is knowledge work because even the most manual of activities such as farmer digging post holes for […]

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Making information find us

Posted by  Daryl Cook —October 23, 2007
Filed in Insight

I really enjoyed watching this video about the web challenging our most basic assumptions about ‘finding’ information. Technorati Tags: findability

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How not to organise information

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 2, 2007
Filed in Insight

I’ve recently been telling everyone about a presentation I saw on You Tube by David Weinberger called Everything is Miscellaneous. David’s argument is that in the past we organised our information into neat categories and then we had one category called miscellaneous to cope with those things that didn’t fit. Now with the explosion of […]

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Genius everyday

Posted by  Robyn —August 23, 2007
Filed in Insight

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for something entertaining to read on a long plane journey. I’m a fast reader and easily bored so the usual fare at airports barely lasts until I am flying over the West Australian coast. That leaves about another 20 hours of flying time to fill. So wandering past the […]

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What do we mean by tacit knowledge?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 14, 2007
Filed in Insight

Most of our work here at Anecdote involves working with tacit knowledge. But it is clear that there is a broad understanding about what’s meant by the phrase. In the knowledge management world there are two camps: one that believes tacit knowledge can be captured, translated, converted; and the other that highlights its ineffable characteristics. […]

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Not so Newcomer

Posted by  Robyn —June 29, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Insight

Well, Daryl’s arrival on the scene at Anecdote has really put the pressure on me now he has published his maiden blog post. Here I’ve been for several months and nothing from me but a deafening silence. For people who have actually met me this is entirely out of character. I have opinions on everything […]

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