Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

The role of past patterns in discontinuous change

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 29, 2006
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Dave Snowden has written an excellent post warning of the dangers of simply looking at the past and attempting to apply, without adaptation, what happened then to …

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Top knowledge management principles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 30, 2006
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Denham Grey has suggested a list of top KM principles. I’ve only included the headings here and encourage you to head over to Denham’s site …

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Positive deviance

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 9, 2006
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One of the concepts of Appreciative Inquiry is to identify the positive deviants in a system and to find out what it is they are …

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A simple intervention to reduce flaming

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 4, 2006
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Nancy White points us to a beautifully simple intervention for reducing flaming in an online forum; pre-populate the text box where you write your message with …

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Expertise location without technology

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 26, 2006
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Some of my favourite bloggers are talking about expertise location recently. Jack Vinson provides a good summary. Luis Suarez riffs off Dennis McDonald, who has …

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Learning Retention Rates

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 20, 2006
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   Learning Retention Rates Originally uploaded by Eric Rice. Looks like we need more opportunities to help others learn to enhance our own learning retention …

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More on identifying experts

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 18, 2006
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Following on from my post about how to identify and evaluate expertise, I discovered this list today in an interesting resource called How People Learn: …

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Data, Information, Knowledge: a sensemaking perspective

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 30, 2006
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The relationship among data, information and knowledge is often depicted as a pyramid. With data at the base, it’s converted to information and information converted …

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Research supporting the role of intuition in complex situation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 18, 2006
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Nature has just reported on research which found people make better decisions by going with their gut if the situation is complex. The evidence is …

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New words are new worlds

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 1, 2006
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I’ve just arrived home from a week at Jervis Bay—stayed with my folks. My family and I spent lots of time on the beach and …

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