Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dave Snowden on the abuse of language

Some great points by Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge regarding the abuse of language.

It has been one of my peeves for some time how respectable and relevant terminology gets co-opted to the point that it no longer makes no sense to anyone. Clearly I believe in Knowledge Management, but what passes for KM most days is really Information Management dressed dressed to appear as something different.

Enterprise Search Summit

Enterprise Search Summit Hilton New York


KMWorld & Intranets 2008

The 12th annual KMWorld & Intranets Conference and Exhibition will be held on September 23 – 25, 2008 at the San José McEnery Convention Center, in San José, California.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Informal Learning

Check out Jay's book, [amtap book:isbn=0787981699]

KM Asia 2008

KM Asia is the largest Knowledge Management event in the Asia-Pacific region and gathers globally respected management thought leaders and highly regarded knowledge management luminaries to share their experience, insight and knowledge with a high-level Asian audience.


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Legal technology event on the West Coast and with more than 150 exhibiting companies and 8 CLE accredited educationals tracks, there is no better place for you to see the latest products, learn the most up to date technologies, and network with the industries most prominent leaders.

Legal Tech

The 9th Annual Knowledge Management Conference & Exhibition: Actionable Strategies and Innovative Approaches

Washington D.C.

As expectations increase for how the government should collect and share essential information, there is renewed interest in incorporating “results-driven” KM solutions into enterprise architectures. With a strong, proven track record, this 2 day event – the largest KM event serving the government – provides an excellent venue for senior KM professionals to network with their peers who are actively exploring, planning, and implementing Knowledge Management solutions across government. Conference April 28 – 29, 2008; Free Exhibition (for Government): April 28, 2008.

Web site

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Is there really a skilled worker shortage?

AT&T CEO says hard to find skilled U.S. workers

I find it very tiring to keep hearing the corporate block heads moan and groan about a skilled worker shortage in the USA. Is it really a shortage of skilled workers or a shortage of vision and innovation on the part of corporate titans?

Sure, there are areas of the country (the world?) where it is tough to find skilled workers. There are ways to alleviate that issue through creative compensation, a more enlightened view of workforce management, higher pay, and remote work/telecommuting.

Those complaining the strongest need to change their views on compensation, value creation and allow their workforce to adapt and innovate instead of enforcing rigid and out dated hierarchies and antiquated human resource models.

What needs to be answered is; is there a shortage of skilled workers or a shortage of skilled workers willing to work for low wages?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Collaborate 2.0

Check out David Coleman and Stewart Levine's new book, [amtap book:isbn=1600050719]

I doubt that you will find a better resource on the technology and best practices for collaboration.

I have known David for years, and greatly respect him and his work.

You might also be interested in the Collaboration 2.0 event

Collaboration 2.0--Developing High Performance and Sustainable Collaboration within Distributed Teams

Based on the book "Collaboration 2.0: Technology and Best Practices for Successful Collaboration in a Web 2.0 World" by David Coleman and Stewart Levine

WORKSHOP TITLE: Collaboration 2.0--Developing High Performance and Sustainable Collaboration within Distributed Teams

WHEN: May 9, 2008, 9am-5pm

Where: Sun Microsystems, Menlo Park Campus (15 Network Circle, Menlo Park, CA 94025), Bldg 11.

COST: $99 until May 7th, $125 from May 8th

NOTE: Cost includes an autographed copy of the book "Collaboration 2.0"

NOTE: This is a hands-on workshop!

Please bring your computer with high-speed Internet connectivity

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