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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My most popular KM blog posts of 2014

from Knoco stories


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Organizations, work, and learning

The five most-viewed posts here this past year provide a good synopsis of the over 150 articles I have written since January. They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. The Seek > Sense > Share framework This article was published by UK-based... Read more »

from Harold Jarche


Monday, December 22, 2014

The path to transformation: ‘Help’

If we want to survive austerity, let alone improve places and lives, we must attend to the human dimensions of public service leadership. During 2014 I have attended, chaired, or spoken at, countless meetings on public service reform strategy. Yet two of the most powerful examples of the possibilities of reform were spontaneous and personal. […]
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from Matthew Taylor's blog


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Fence of Fear

Fear has played an interesting role in my life. Or better said, confronting my fears has given me the opportunity to do things I would have never done before. For example I was afraid to go to Brazil as a 16 year old exchange student for a year, but it was a life changing experience […]

from Nancy White's Full Circle Blog


Monday, December 08, 2014

Watson: Boring or Terrifying?

Nearly four years have passed since IBM’s Watson beat two human beings at Jeopardy, and not just any two human beings: Ken Jennings, record-holder for longest winning streak (74 appearances) and Brad Rudder, largest single money-winner ($3.25-million). As I’ve noted before, IBM moved with alacrity to begin commercializing the Watson technology and now the Wharton […]

from Adam Smith, Esq.


Social media purist

I love blogging, have done if for years, and would do it whether anyone read my posts or not. But it is also partly how I get my work. The more people read my posts, the more they are aware of what I know and can do for them, the more work I am likely to get.

However the idea that what I am doing is "content marketing" fills me with dread.

We all have a desire to have people read our stuff and respond to our posts but writing just to maximise SEO or liking our own posts here and on Linkedin to push them up other people's newsfeeds feels like cheating.

Call me old fashioned but I'd rather maintain my genuine intent to connect with others through ideas and conversations than start chasing work by trying too hard - even if it costs me work. I watch so many organisations and marketers get this wrong. Their intent is to game people into paying attention to them.They use words like "drive" and "capture" that makes readers feel like cattle. I understand why they do it, and often they are under pressure from their organisations to increase numbers, but it feels wrong.

Someone who was in that position recently called me "a social media purist". He wasn't having a go, he meant it as a compliment. I reckon we could do with more social media purists out there...

from The Obvious? -