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Blog Post: Steve Jobs on "Think Different"

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This video is from an Apple "Think Different" - Internal Meeting in September 1997 - just 10 weeks or so after he returned to Apple.

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Blog Post: Do you have listening difficulties?

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By David Gurteen We all appreciate the benefits of listening such as listening to ignite other people's thinking But most of us are not that good at it. There are many techniques that we can learn to improve our listening ability such as empathic listening. But maybe it is easier then we think. Let go!

Blog Post: The communication issues that prevent effective leadership

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By David Gurteen Here are three interesting Harris Poll statistics from an HBR article The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders by Lou Solomon. Complaint 3: 52% of U.S. workers say leaders do not make the time to meet with them Complaint 4: 51% of U.S. workers say leaders refuse to talk subordinates Complaint 7: 36% of U.S.

Blog Post: Knowledge principles for government

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By David Gurteen It is tremendous to see a resurgence in KM in UK Government in the form of a set of Knowledge Principles. Knowledge is not information, although information management principles may be applied to captured knowledge. Credit: Knowledge Principles for Government. And a recognition that KM is different from IM.

Business cases are a waste of time!

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By David Gurteen Knowledge managers are always asking how they can obtain support for a KM project by demonstrating the ROI especially as the measuring the ROI of a KM initiative is so difficult. This article by Susan Cramm on the Harvard Business Publishing website is about IT projects but I think is even more applicable to KM projects.

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Blog Post: Fearing doing something

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By David Gurteen What is going on in the world, that when I propose a knowledge cafe instead of a talk, I am told it is not a good idea as people will not enroll if they feel they have to do something! Or is it that many of our organisations have created cultures where people are fearful of expressing their own opinion

Twitter as a tool for Personal Knowledge Management

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By David Gurteen Eric Mack thinks that within 18 months Twitter will change our world. agree! I see three key benefits of using Twitter: It lowers resistance to sharing information. The 140 character limitation is now a strength.) It makes it easy to tap into a global mindset. Credit: Eric Mack. And follow me.

Blog Post: What is good for business is not necessarily good for society!

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In it he explains why business leaders must focus on shared value - creating products and services that benefit not only the company but also society.

Blog Post: Clay Shirky on Cognitive Surplus

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By David Gurteen My son Jonathan bought me Clay Shirky's book Cognitive Surplus for my birthday and I am looking forward to settling down to read it.

The story of TOMS Shoes

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By David Gurteen I love this story of TOMS shoes. So far they have given over 150,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world. One man!

Blog Post: Hot knowledge tweets: March 2011

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By David Gurteen Here are some of my more interesting Tweets for Feb-Mar 2011. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. And if you like what you see then subscribe to my Tweets. better way to solve poverty: train women as engineers so they can transform their villages.

Blog Post: From information to conversation - We have to talk!

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By David Gurteen This is a lovely post on conversation by Esko Kilpi on why we need to talk. For those of you who have attended one of my knowledge cafe workshops - you will recognise the message - I say it in different words but the meaning is the same. However, people very reluctantly acknowledge that they face ambiguity at work. We have to talk!

Blog Post: The last of human freedoms

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Viktor Frankl was an internationally renowned psychiatrist. In 1946, he wrote the book Man's Search for Meaning. Credit: Viktor E. Frankl. Covey.

Blog Post: Facts don't necessarily have the power to change our minds.

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By David Gurteen So we consider ourselves to be objective - well if not that, at least capable of being objective. But its much harder then we think. recently tweeted the Wikipedia page that lists our cognitive biases. I am amazed just how many of them there are - maybe a 100 or more. Well research shows that many of us don't! And then we vote.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: November 2016

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By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. What is different?: Globally distributed, near instant, person to person conversations." link]. Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter [link]. link].

Blog Post: Is "useless knowledge" useless?

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By David Gurteen Is "useless knowledge" useless? strange sort of question don't you think? But this is what the British philosopher Bertrand Russell has to say in a little book of essays titled Let the People Think. Perhaps the most important advantage of 'useless' knowledge is that it promotes a contemplative habit of mind.". It does for me.

Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

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By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. KM Asia 2016. OEB 2016.

Blog Post: Knowledge is not the power. So what is power?

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By David Gurteen. It is often said that knowledge is power , but this is a misperception. Knowledge is knowledge. Power is power. Michael Schrage puts it well here: I think "knowledge management" is a b t issue. Let me tell you why. I can give you perfect information, I can give you perfect knowledge and it won't change your behavior one iota.

Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

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By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. KM World 2016. KM Asia 2016.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: October 2016

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By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation by @elsua [link]. Talk is the sea upon which all else floats - James Britton, Language and Learning [link].

Blog Post: Numeracy and literacy are important but what about oracy?

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By David Gurteen The other morning in the shower, I was reflecting on the UAEs reading initiative. could not help but wonder if the ability to hold a good conversation was as important as being able to read well. suspect the focus on literacy, more than anything else, is for the purpose of being examined on what we have been taught.

Blog Post: In the future, will everything be a coffeeshop?

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By David Gurteen In the future, will everything be a coffee shop? Universities? Bookstores? Retail Stores? Offices? Note that like the coffeehouses of 17th century London , that even today coffee shops are more than just places to drink coffee. They are places to meet, to read, to study, to work, to hold meetings, to have conversations and more.

Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

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By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. 23 - 24 Oct 2016, Kobe, Japan.

KM Tweeters!

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By David Gurteen I started out with a simple mission to compile a top ten list of people who regularly tweeted on KM inspired by this list Ten People All Twitter Beginners Should be Following. And of course, like a good Tweeter I announced my intent on Twitter only to be reminded by @Nimmy that. So what to do? The criteria for my list? Dave Snowden.

Blog Post: World Values Day 20th October 2016

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By David Gurteen World Values Day is coming up on 20th October and will be the first truly international World Values Day. The objective of the Day is to raise and deepen the awareness and practice of values all around the world. Positive values that is :-). It's free

Blog Post: The dangers of anonymity

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By David Gurteen There are several ways in which we express our ideas or have discussions while hiding who we are. Many on-line discussion forums allow us to post anonymously or to give a false name and we can frequently express our opinions anonymously in surveys or interviews. We employ these techniques for seemingly good reason.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: September 2016

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By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. Not a lot has really changed in 100 years or so :-) [link]. Knowledge Management at Transport for London [link]. To Thrive, We Must Be In Touch With Each Other [link].

Blog Post: Decisions Are Emotional, Not Logical

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By David Gurteen Neuroscience is throwing more and more light on our true nature as human beings and has the potential to dramatically transform the way we see the world. This is an interesting article about decision making and the research that confirms what I suspect most of us have intuited for a long time - decisions are emotional - not logical.

Blog Post: Legal KM Mini-Interviews with Ginevra Saylor

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By David Gurteen eClerx Services in India have been conducting mini-interviews with KM experts from across the world for the last few years. Take a look at their YouTube Channel. Improving Knowledge Management Adoption in a Law Firm. Making Knowledge Management Client Facing. Knowledge Management Focused on the Business of Law Than Practice.

Blog Post: There is Something Different in London

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By David Gurteen If you live in London or visit occasionally, I think you may love this website: Something Different in London. The aim of the site is to provide a platform for you to discover new and exciting things to do in London, geared towards alternative and unusual experiences, which as a general rule, don't cost a fortune.

Blog Post: What is the meaning of Shared Meaning?

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By David Gurteen As I write my blook and research and reflect on various topics, I frequently need to think through and define what things mean to me: What is leadership? What is meant by "shared meaning"? What is the difference between responsibility and accountability and how do they relate to commitment? What is a complex adaptive problem?

Blog Post: Why we need to talk

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By David Gurteen. Problems in organizations tend to get labelled as lack of information. It feels more professional to try to solve a knowledge management problem that is called lack of information than a problem that is called confusion. The same event means different things to different people and just getting more information will not help them.

Blog Post: The Myth of Thamus and Theuth

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By David Gurteen Have you ever considered the invention of writing to have been a bad thing? But Thamus replied that, as the “father of writing,” Theuth's affection for writing had kept him from acknowledging the truth about writing. In fact, Thamus asserted, writing increases forgetfulness rather than memory.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: August 2016

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By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. We don't understand AI because we don't understand intelligence [link] /I could not agree more :-). Videos on KM in Law Firms [link] #KM #KMers. AfYr3Uk2Pb Via @IXchat.

Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

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By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. 23 - 24 Oct 2016, Kobe, Japan.

Blog Post: Seth Godin thinks compliance is quite different from contribution

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By David Gurteen I think I have said it before, I love Seth Godins blog. His posts are frequent, short and insightful. Organized bureaucracies thrive on compliance. It makes it easier to tell people what to do. But contribution is the only way that tribes thrive, the best way to make change happen and the essence of being part of a community.

Blog Post: Got a meeting? Take a walk.

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By David Gurteen Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting”. Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

Blog Post: Transforming decision making meetings

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By David Gurteen How many times have you taken part in a meeting to make a decision about an issue where they have been two factions in the room?

Blog Post: Watch Bowie perfectly predict the internet's impact on music and society 15 years ago.

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The audience is at least as important as who ever is playing.". And in this interview he was as much a philosopher as he was a musician

Blog Post: A Knowledge Cafe for 100 people

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Here you go. Let me know if I can run one for you