Dedication and determination, in the name of CoP’s


Communities of practice are cool again in my corner of the world. They were always around, but it seems they really are coming back in a big way. From the recent Knowledge Management for Development Journal issue on the topic of CoPs, to the couple of projects that are instating communities of practice in my […]

Wailers, whiners, waiters and winners… Mind your attitude for the knowledge ecosystem!


No revolutionary KM thought today, just some mundane observation, with deep implications for knowledge work and its broader knowledge ecosystem though… We react differently in front of challenges: we can be silent or vocal about them, and we can do something about them, or we don’t. For agile knowledge management, attitude is certainly one of […]

KM… the extra mile that saves (y)our time


What is it that makes knowledge management worthwhile? A lot of things I’m tempted to say as a knowledge manager, but there’s one important benefit that you cannot ignore: it saves time. And so it saves money. Whether applied at an individual level (personal knowledge mastery), within an organization or in a network, KM is […]

With KM, life, it’s all in the attitude, so ‘JUST DO IT’ (Nike does it)


If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it (Mary Engelbreit) I’ve been running for over three years now, taking part to my first ever Great Ethiopian Run this year this year, errr this month even! Now, I used to hate running. Even the idea, but […]

Radical ideals and fluffy bunnies


(Disclaimer: this post has been referred to in an excellent presentation about complexity thinking. The presentation reacts to the un-scientific nature of fluffy bunnies. Here, on the other hand, I borrowed Dave Snowden’s expression to refer to the optimistic nature of some fluffy bunnies, not to the process followed by fluffy bunnies to source knowledge […]