The constant knowledge gardener


If we live in a true knowledge ecology (and the idea is not new as you can see here and there), nature lets its children grow naturally. Yet gardening can help boost some results – without going into the ins and outs of a possible knowledge conservation agriculture. Time to revisit the gardening metaphor perhaps and to think […]

The path to wisdom is paved with effectiveness, focus, humility and empathy


“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ― Confucius. Wisdom features highly in the world of knowledge management. One of the biggest heresies it has produced, the erroneous DIKW pyramid (which I also questioned here and here), […]

Social media: why bother? A French misunderstanding


I spent last Chrismas holiday in France, my birthplace, my homeland, a place that I am so estranged from in many respects. A people for which social media sound so strange too – apart from a few isolated voices and some interesting articles. Among others, Jay Cross also found out about the chasm between France and the rest […]

Phew! Agile KM is not dead… That means more hopes, fears and posts in store…


The Mayas got it all wrong. Or rather we got it all wrong about our Maya lore. Who would have thought… that they were going to be right, anyway? That gives me another year to let my blogging run free – and to let you question, challenge, inform, criticize, appraise, appreciate or prevent another year […]