“A blog that shares what you know, to help others. Even—or especially—if that means giving away your ‘secrets.’”
Here at Anecdote we’ve had a similar approach. I remember a few years ago reading a book called Knowledge Assets by Max Boisot and was taken by his argument that slow industries benefited from locking away knowledge while fast industries benefit from maintaining a cycle of knowledge creation, sharing and adoption. Sharing what you know is the best way to be in a position to create more. Also, what was useful 6 months ago in a fast industry is old hat today. Those squirrelling away their knowledge assets quickly become irrelevant. Check out Boisot’s I-space to understand his point of view more fully.
The rest of Kathy’s post is about what she knows about learning theory. Well worth a look.
About Shawn Callahan
Shawn, author of Putting Stories to Work, is one of the world's leading business storytelling consultants. He helps executive teams find and tell the story of their strategy. When he is not working on strategy communication, Shawn is helping leaders find and tell business stories to engage, to influence and to inspire. Shawn works with Global 1000 companies including Shell, IBM, SAP, Bayer, Microsoft & Danone. Connect with Shawn on: