Great and poor metaphors for knowledge, learning and change


Metaphors are great. They reach out to the artist in us. They tell us stories – not just plain facts. They are, like modelling tools, great props to visualise the future. But, like modelling, they’re only helpful to an extent – and perhaps their ultimate motive is to be proven wrong. Like a stick that […]

A knowledge management primer (2): DEFGHI


  This is a new series of posts, an alphabet primer of agile knowledge management (KM), to touch upon some of the key concepts, approaches, methods, tools, insights. And because there could have been different alternatives for each letter I’m also introducing the words I had to let go of here.   Today, after covering […]

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 […]