Category “knowledge management”

How You Know

How You Know.

Paul Graham provides a perfect summary of Chez Episteme.

E20 conference find

Spgit co-founder has new enterprise social intelligence tool.

Social Lair

More to follow.

The Gamification of Email

Picked up Baydin this from the TechCrunch seven most interesting startups at 500 startups demo day. This is definitely a step in the right direction in terms of providing a new ontological vector over the cognitive tasks subsumed under email.

Kevin Kelly’s 6 Verbs For Connected World, and a suggested 7th

Kevin Kelly is a deep thinker. His “Out of Control” spun my head around back in the 90’s, as he really synthesized developments at the forefront of computer science and evolutionary biology and complexity theory. He’s now writing and thinking about “what technology wants from us” and really flips the equation as he sees that the overall emergence of global forces is what drives human evolution, and although humans have an impact, it’s a much richer universe of forces in which our interactions with the world are shaped.

Kelly proposes The 6 Verbs For The Next 20 Years Of The Connected World. I would suggest a seventh, borrowing Ted Nelson’s wonderful neologism intertwingling. The challenge will be to open up our cognitive frame to include other dimensionality in order to adopt the other terms in a more useful context.


Working my way through Howard Rheingold’s wonderful curriculum on network and social literacy. In it, he recommends using Netvibes as an organizing post for information flow; for me it would entail replacing iGoogle. The net result is an information process flow that truly enables one to surf atop a dense informational substrate.
Using the dashboard still leaves me constrained; our brain and sensory system are not designed to deal strictly in and x by y matrix. Current “dashboards”, relying on current technology, omit the z and t. They deny the physical semantics that convey so much of the depth and presence of our understanding. They really fail in terms of serving as an interface for semantic intelligence and agent design

IDEO’s “The Tube”: True leadership in Knowledge generation

Ideo is the kind of organization that we consider to be at the top of the economic food chain in a knowledge economy. Its capacity to generate value from thinking and manifesting those thoughts in tangible, an ever-increasingly valuable ways for its clients in nonpareil. And its willingness to expose the core of its generative process reveals real leadership and inspiration. Looking through this brief piece, it’s hard to not conclude that this is an elemental primer for those interested in knowledge work

The Tube: IDEO Builds a Collaboration System That Inspires through Passion | Management Innovation eXchange.

What does an ontological future look like really?

I’ve been trying to piece together the swirling ideas that resulted in a dream-like vision I’ve had — of people looking at “triples” on 60’s era electromechanical equipment. There’s a paradox built into the vision. It’s my sub-conscious trying to call up the best way to think about this particular future. It’s unrecognizable.
Advances in linguistic and computing science have brought us to a precipice — an inflection point upward in terms of the capacity of technology to advance free ideas, transparency, and accountability.
Similarly, advances in the now spectrum of fields in human cognition — from language philosophy to hard-science brain imaging — enable a new set of models for developing frameworks for allowing people to leverage the info-flood that’s been unleashed.
We’re hunter-gatherers — we will work out the path toward information processing systems FINALLY recognizing the exquisite human sensory system rather than pushing it into the background.
But the future that uses these things — and more — in terms of advances in materials and biology — it will be unrecognizable. A poly-mutable reality. It’s thrilling, and certainly not everyone greets this future with our enthusiasm.

Knowledge management lessons from job interviews

Ian Thorpe capably delineates the value of interviewing as a way to piece together the dense web of capacities and offers we bring when interacting with “organizations.”

Knowledge management lessons from job interviews « KM on a dollar a day.

Hello Indeed

Ontologique Inc. is the new hang out for Joe Raimondo, Doug Breitbart and associates. Our efforts are aimed toward developing maps and tools for evolving business toward agility and amenity. Our initial efforts revolve around developmental notions in agent design, semantic filtering, and signaling ontologies.

The Increasing Importance of Physical Location

Hagel and Seely-Brown cite KM orthodoxy — heck, they define KM orthodoxy. They assert that tacit knowledge is best shared face-to-face. Physical proximity is no replacement for virtuality. Well, yes and no. And maybe.

It’s important to note the explosion of location-based tools, both cloudware and manifestations in smartphone platforms that enable the creative frisson — what Brain Eno has called Scenius — the develop and emerge. At the same time, as globalization really accelerates, there’s the need to support increasingly diverse needs for virtuality.

The most significant movement will be in how organizational units adapt to these interwoven paths. At present, I assert, most organizations are seizing up under the stress of adapting to a fundamentally chaotic world.