Use PACMAN to beat information overload and fix filter failures!


So much information out there! How to keep up with it? Such filter failures (Clay Shirky would -allegedly- say) in the way we process information bubbles! How can we fix these? So little time to do so much! Where lies our salvation from the digital flood? People around me are constantly grappling with this: my […]

Through the blissful darkness of ignorance, with concepts-lights at my side


Ignorance is bliss So they say, and truly I can relate to this saying. Knowing all the details of sordid stories, knowing all the issues that await us when tackling a problem is not always the best guarantee for action. Sometimes it causes the paralysis of fear or concern… Ignorance is also the mother of […]

Portrait of the modern knowledge worker


The concept of ‘knowledge worker’ which Peter Drucker coined in 1959, is perhaps not so clear (as shown again in a recent LinkedIn discussion – access potentially limited) and can be understood at least in two different ways: dedicated and other knowledge workers. Dedicated knowledge workers are the persons whose job it is to organise ‘knowledge work’, in relation […]

Get personal: KM closer, together, for the bigger picture


Three related events push me to blog about the importance of getting personal in KM this week: The preliminary results of a fascinating study we (IRC) are conducting in Burkina Faso to find out what are current practices for information management and knowledge sharing, under an overall banner of sector learning (find an introduction to […]