Interview with Carl Jackson: of KM, social learning and creative design


I recently had the chance to co-facilitate an event dedicated to social learning together with Carl Jackson of Westhill Knowledge Group. Carl is a very good KM4Dev friend and a very knowledgeable person on knowledge management for development generally. He was front and centre in the organising team of the first ever annual KM4Dev event I […]

What’s really new about social learning?


In the recent annual science meeting of the CGIAR research program on climate change, agriculture and food security (CCAFS), the theme for the event was ‘social learning’. Upon hearing what social learning referred to, a lot of the workshop participants were wondering what was really new about social learning. For reasons that are too long […]

Top KM influencer on Twitter? Why and what then?


This week I had the very pleasant and slightly shocking surprise of landing as #23 on MindTouch’s top 100 Influencers on KM – see more information about this here (or click on the icon on the right hand side). Here is the top quartile: weknowmore David Gurteen Dave Snowden Stan Garfield Nancy White VMaryAbraham Jack Vinson […]

How do I describe my ‘work in KM’?


Might it be another phoenix of the knowledge management world next to assessing KM: the description of our job as knowledge worker? There are lots of variation to the job of ‘knowledge management specialist’ and lots of related functions. In a recent fragment about knowledge work identities which I collected on my TumblR from a […]

Open knowledge, working out loud, sharing ideas and our mind at large


A simple and small shoot: to open our mind out large… I always wanted (and still do) to try the experiment of accepting with one or more persons – for a given limited time – to give each other the option to check at absolutely any time what the other is thinking about and to accept […]

We need more / better communication! But not from me…


I hear that a lot, in many organisations: communication is not good enough or there isn’t enough of it. What does it really mean though? We are quick at pointing the finger to the problem, but not so keen on explaining what we really mean and what this implies. Unfortunately also, too often we assume […]