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E:CO – New Complexity Journal

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 5, 2005
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E:CO is a new journal exploring the theory and practice of applying complexity science concepts to organisational issues. The entire content of the current issue is available online. Interestingly it includes a section called ‘classic papers’ featuring Ross Ashby’s (Ashby’s law a requisite variety) 1962 paper, Principles of Self-organizing Systems. I think the following papers […]

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Knowledge management map

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 3, 2005
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One view of the various flavours of knowledge management.

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Advancing civilization

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 30, 2004
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“Civilisation advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.” —ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD

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Types of Tacit Knowledge

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 26, 2004
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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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