KM Blog April 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Knowledge Asset Management on Wikipedia

I have started a new topic on wikipedia to define and expand the management discipline of Knowledge Asset Management, that I have been actively engaged in since 1996.

I would welcome like-minded km practitioners to contribute to this topic.

Knowledge Asset Management is a management discipline that takes its roots from both Asset Management and Knowledge Management.

Knowledge Asset Management strives to enable the application of an inclusive, yet standard method of measuring, reporting and auditing critical and common knowledge assets within Industry sectors, and across Industry sectors, as a whole.

It goes beyond the Process-centred and Product-centred approaches of recent years. It focuses on the identification, development, application, measurement and reporting of critical and strategic knowledge assets in an organization or community, that make a significant difference to organizational performance and decision making.

I am increasingly working with organizations that seek to measure and report (and even start auditing) their key knowledge assets.

Maybe knowledge asset auditing is not as far away as we first thought?

Ron Young

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Knowledge Management and the 8 United Nations Millennium Development goals

I have two sets of websites and blogs that I normally keep seperate. My professional knowledge management development and practices and my spiritual development and practices.

Sometimes I find it difficult to know which blogs to choose. Maybe I should just combine them.

This is one, today.

Like an increasing number of people in this world, especially those working with global technologies, I can understand and experience, in my daily work, a strong sense of Oneness, interconnectedness and interdependence with all.

I fully respect all religions, spiritual traditions, beliefs and non-beliefs, and I think Oneness is common to them all.

In fact, if you work with global connectivity, communications, collaborative workgroups, learning, creating, sharing and applying knowledge globally, you cannot help but think this way, naturally.

Recently, in working with UN agencies and their need for better global knowledge management, I became much more aware of the 8 United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

From both a global knowledge management perspective, and from a spiritual perspective, I realised that if we all had a better perspective and understanding of Oneness on this planet, it would have a major, and immediate, effect on achieving these MDGs.

In this new way of thinking there would be an immediate impact on global ethics.

This would immediately impact world terrorism, general violence and all forms of crime.

I believe that there would be an immediate impact on extreme poverty and hunger, primary education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases, environmental sustainability and global development partnerships.

So I decided I would express these feelings to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Knowledge management has greatly accelerated my sense and experience of Oneness over the years, so I blog it here.

I have met a few km bloggers that have shared this view with me also. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anybody else who shares these views.

If you are interested in my letter to the UN on Oneness, you can read it on the home page of:

Ron Young

Monday, April 23, 2007

Discover What You Know

Well, being a Lotus Notes/ IBM fan since the early 90's, I just had to include this one.

Ron Young

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Knowledge Ecologies

In preparation for a meeting on conserving global ecosystems, from a knowledge management perspective, it occurred to me that

a key component of a thriving and sustainable ecosystem, or any type of global ecology, has to be the underpinning of a global knowledge ecology to support and ensure wiser global policies and decisions are made

To my mind, if an ecology is made up from a biodiversity of inter-connected species, of minerals, water, micro-organisms, insects, plants, animals, humans etc, all naturally inter-dependant, then a knowledge ecology might be a diversity of inter-connected technologies, processes, strategies, tools, methods and practices, individuals, teams, organisations and communities?

Ron Young

Monday, April 16, 2007

Global Knowledge Management and its contribution to global biodiversity and conservation

I shall be attending a workshop in Switzerland this week that will be examining the state of the art and the developments with open source and knowledge management standards for global biodiversity conservation.

If anybody has any experience or useful links in this area, I would be most grateful to hear from you.

Ron Young

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