Category Archives: knowledge management

Is the crowd dumbing us down and killing democracy?

One of the most exciting features of the Internet is the ability to get the voice of the crowd almost instantly. Polling of our organisations and society that would have taken weeks in the past can be done in hours … Continue reading

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Experts make better decisions with an understudy

Most of us are experts at something.  An expert is someone who can reliably assess a situation and apply an appropriate advanced skill or technique.  Knowing what skill to apply and when is just as important as the technical capability … Continue reading

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Living as far from 1984 as Orwell

Over the last month I’ve been talking a lot about personally controlled records and the ownership of your own information.  For more background, see last month’s post and a discussion I took part in on ABC radio. The strength of … Continue reading

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Teleworking requires good information sharing

Teleworking has been in the press recently after Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer, banned the practice arguing that innovation and productivity require Yahoo! Employees to be present in the office. Many HR managers have seized on the reluctance of Yahoo! and … Continue reading

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Reclaim email as a business tool

As many of us prepare to go on leave over the Christmas/New Year period we’re cleaning-up our email and perhaps grumbling about the avalanche of electronic messages!  I was reminded of a post I wrote in 2010 when I defended … Continue reading

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Just 3% smarter isn’t enough

There is a curious phenomenon in IQ tests.  Every test is designed to have an average score across the population of 100 but for any given test the average result rises by 3% every decade.  This is called the Flynn … Continue reading

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