Tuesday, October 24, 2006

KM, videotechnologies and YouTube

As a KM consultant, I remember Gartner Research Group in the mid 90's predicting that video technology will have one of the greatest impacts on KM in the future.

This was because they understood the 'richness' of information the technology would provide for faster potential knowledge transfer.

When I look at and its staggering popularity for communicating, collaborating and sharing knowledge through video, I can see that Gartner may have got this ver right!

Even recently designed KM processes can be turned upside down by such effective and disruptive technologies as web video, wiki's, blogs, pods, RSS and lots more to come ....

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

KM and KAM!

The more I practice as a KM consultant, the more I realise that organisations relate much more easily to the notion of 'knowledge asset management' than knowledge management.

They are not that interested in theories about what knowledge is and how it is created and shared, but they are very interested indeed in how to create profit, or value, or better service from tangible knowledge assets.

You can't manage and measure knowledge, but you can certainly manage and measure knowledge assets.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

KM and accreditation

Tomorrow, I start to teach and facilitate another 5 day KM accreditation programme for a new team of consultants. This time it is in Edinburgh.

I always enjoy these intensive programmes because we all learn so much from each other. It's new knowledge creation at its best for me!

Although I have done this afar in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Paris, Cambridge and Birmingham, Budapest, people ask, 'Can this be done through the internet?'. Absolutely, yes.

Let me know if you are interested in the topic of KM certification and accreditation. Email me at


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