Legitimate Power Requires Knowledge

May 6, 2013


Power without knowledge is illegitimate and we have too much of that kind of power in our most important institutions.

Fueling Knowledge with Feedback

March 12, 2013


This brings me to the main point of this post; it takes energy to engage and mental work to analyze, evaluate, think and correspond thoughtfully. When I do all of these things in response to an inquiry, I’d like to know that my time and thoughts have been received and my effort respected.

What We Know and How We Use It

July 20, 2010


However, I believe that it is worth examining our own use and sharing of knowledge on a regular basis to continually refine and clarify our own ethical and moral practices within any community where we operate....Leadership of single individuals, even at very low functional levels, who have been able to accrue a following through their moral authority can make a difference.

Ideas are the Intangible Forces of Knowledge

February 3, 2010


Access to tangible representations of others ideas, research results, shared facts and experiences is enriching. It is this access that enhances my ability to contemplate innovative applications of discovered content to individuals’, local and global problems. In my work and situations where deep Web access is needed to round out my research on a topic, I am confident that I can, by paying the entrance price, reach any commercially published content that I need.

Do We Really Know Each Other?

January 20, 2010


In general, the in person meeting is the best way to really know another person. To me, this underscores the way body language, facial expressions, demeanor and tone influence how we relate to another person and how we hear what they have to say. These things all complement conversation and the written word.

Education for Careers in Information Management

November 13, 2009


Presently, the information technology world is divided. There are those who know a lot about the underlying technology hardware, networks and tools to do software development work or application development. Then there are those who understand a lot about how to organize content to optimize it for retrieval and how to use retrieval systems and software of all types.

We Have all Kinds of Knowledge

October 1, 2009


In our personal knowledge management of facts, evidence and expertise we need to leave a mental space for processing and digesting; this is what gestates new ideas, and new knowledge.

Finding the Value in Content

August 28, 2009


When I really think about the various cases on which I work, there is more analysis of content and the experts who produce it than the preservation process or implementation of technology to leverage content and expertise. What this comes down to is the spirit of my work, which always aims to build a better framework for leveraging knowledge, using the most appropriate tools and practices.