GET ON social media: get past the ‘push’ and ‘password’ hurdles


Social media, social networks are ubiquitous, as they have become an essential part of the knowledge worker‘s apparel and have proven their value in social learning (see this excellent – if long – video of Harold Jarche about this). Yet there is still a lot of resistance – in France and elsewhere – against adopting […]

Tinkering with tools: Asessing Asana


It’s been ages since the last ‘Tinkering with tools‘ post, so after posts about Yammer, LinkedIn and Prezi, it’s time to turn to one of the (expected) collaboration rising stars: Asana. Asana is a team-centric virtual collaboration tool which allows collective task management, setting up structured team meetings and more. It certainly could be considered as one of the solutions against […]

What are you waiting for? Become a knowledge manager NOW!


Suffering from email overload? Spending too much time finding information you need? Feeling isolated and need to meet new people? Annoyed by the fact you may be reinventing the wheel a little all too often? Stuck in old habits and interested in new ways of working? Want to work more smartly and get more out of your time? […]

Do you suffer from acute ‘meetingitis virtuales’? Here’s some antidote


Does this sound familiar? (Original item here) But then repeatedly, several times per week or per day even? You are clearly a patient of acute meetingitis virtuales (or MV88 – 88 standing for infinity infinity), a modern virus that is affecting more and more people every week, far from the public attention it deserves… How […]

Why on earth would you want to be on Twitter?


Given the cutting-edge experience of my personal learning network (yes, you, who follow this blog and whom I’m following on various social media generally) this question seems strange, but there are many Twitter skeptics out there. It’s great! Long live the skeptics! Long live their ability to raise important questions… that is, so long as […]

At the edges of knowledge work, the new beacons of ever-sharper collective intelligence


Modern knowledge workers don’t really exist. Not with all the highly desirable features we may want them to have. But breaking down what such a super human should do into distinct functions could be a good start to training us all at becoming better knowledge workers. I noted a few of these functions in the […]

Tinkering with tools: (Pretty) Easy Prezi


Prezi is a presentation tool. An alternative to Powerpoint. It has been around for a while now (four years), and I hadn’t used it since 2010 when, among others, I was wondering ‘What is learning?‘ but current circumstances at work have brought me back to using it again – as testified in one recent blog post on […]

Engagement and deeper connection in social networks, a dialogue with Jaume Fortuny


What? Do I smell something new? This will not be your typical KM for me & you post. Instead, it’s an idea of Jaume Fortuny (and see his Twitter profile as Jaume’s a terrific and prolific tweeter) which we have gently pushed forward to shape it up into an online conversation that we wish to continue […]

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 […]

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 […]