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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Urban mobility at a tipping point

As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge.

from McKinsey Insights & Publications

Friday, September 18, 2015

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

While I was putting together yesterday’s blog post I kept thinking about something that’s been on my mind for a while and which I think is also going to help redefine, or reassure, depends on how you look into it, the next stage of my blogging mojo over here. Essentially,[...]

from E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez

Empherality, KM, Inner Reform and Social Impact

Blogs are ephemeral. Today someone referenced a broken link on my blog back from 2005. I cruised across the page and alas, found many dead links. There was one quote on knowledge management that is still resonant to me… and the blog is gone. (Some of the posts are still visible via the amazing Wayback […]

from Nancy White's Full Circle Blog

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sharing Practices from Project Community 15

Links useful to our group of learners in Project Community 2015 at

from Nancy White's Full Circle Blog

Kentaro Toyama on Why Technology Alone Won't Change the World

University of Michigan professor Kentaro Toyama, a self-proclaimed "recovering technoholic," believes that society is putting too much stock in the transformative power of technology. In this interview with strategy+business, he argues that to solve human problems, human skill is needed more urgently than ever before.

from strategy+business - All Updates

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How to craft effective success stories

Many large companies spend considerable resources on compiling case studies to document their successes; whole teams can be dedicated to this. The idea is a simple one. When it comes to the outcomes you’re selling, prospects will want to know whether you’ve actually achieved these before, and case studies can serve as evidence […]

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from Anecdote

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Story Matrix: Three Zucchini Stories, Countless Meanings

Finding stories to tell is only part of your challenge as an effective communicator. It’s just as important to discern the story’s meaning so that you can put it to an appropriate use at the right time in the workplace. Once you find – or experience – a story, think about what scenarios […]

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from Anecdote

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The science of organizational transformations

New survey results find that the most effective transformation initiatives draw upon four key actions to change mind-sets and behaviors.

from McKinsey Insights & Publications

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The new global competition for corporate profits

A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that a 30-year period of unprecedented corporate-profit growth could be drawing to a close. Competition is intensifying as emerging-market companies go global and technology and technology-enabled firms make rapid moves into new sectors.

from McKinsey Insights & Publications

12 Principles Of Knowledge Management

I recently came across a paper by respected author, consultant and keynote speaker  Verna Allee on the 12 principles of Knowledge Management. Reading the paper, two thoughts occurred to me: The principles appear to be so simple and obvious Why … Continue reading

from Curation, Communities & Collaboration

Knowledge Transfer: You Can't Learn Surgery By Watching

Learning to perform a job by watching others and copying their actions is not a great technique for corporate knowledge transfer. Christopher G. Myers suggests a better approach: Coactive vicarious learning.

from HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School

Plus Ça Change...

Change is nothing new. It’s a constant and always has been. Every generation thinks that is it is experiencing greater change than those who have gone before, and certainly the fundamentals of human nature remain the same. But surely there are certain periods that are more momentous than most?

If, as I do, you believe that digital technology, in all its forms, is going to have an impact equivalent to the printing press, and you consider the long term ongoing impact that that had in terms of the enlightenment and our modern world view, then we are about to enter a similarly fundamental period of change. We are only getting started with what we will have to deal with.

This is why I feel a sense of urgency in working out what our overarching story is, our collective way of making sense of what is happening. Not a formula, not a quick and reassuring answer, but a different philosophy, a different world view.

Exciting and frightening at the same time.

from The Obvious? -

Monday, September 07, 2015

Centralisers don’t get it: We’re all planners!

Unless you live a solitary life on a forgotten island, it seems likely that decisions you make will not impact upon others. Decisions about what to buy and sell, which causes to support, which groups to join, which friends to make, and which things to say, all constitute the actual form of society. The fallacy […]

from Adam Smith Institute