FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. I have just returned from 3 weeks in Europe, working with several people and organizations who first connected through my blog. Here are a few of my thoughts on blogging over the years.
gamers, artists, and citizens
MARCH 4, 2017
Note: This post is a combination of 2 older posts and was originally published on LinkedIn but I moved it back to my blog due to technical issues with LinkedIn. Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years.
a new business ideology
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Context-free information, like this blog post, is given away. There is always more than one way to communicate or find something and just because something was blogged, tweeted or posted does not mean it will be understood and eventually internalized as actionable knowledge.
implementing network learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
For example, I have learned much from my clients, but I only share general lessons here on my blog. In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success.
working in perpetual beta
OCTOBER 2, 2016
It began with Seeking Perpetual Beta , a synthesis of 10 years of blogging. Working in Perpetual Beta is the latest volume in the perpetual beta series. The next volume, Finding Perpetual Beta , specifically focused on personal knowledge mastery.
you are only as good as your network
OCTOBER 29, 2015
I also checked my collections of social bookmarks and blog posts to see if I had come across anything useful in the past few years. I’ve worked as an organizational learning & performance consultant since 1998.
ideas in perpetual beta
JUNE 13, 2016
It’s probably too complicated for a series of tweets, but let’s see if these can be encapsulated in a blog post. Each of the four paragraphs has been unpacked and discussed on this blog or during my various speaking engagements.
Four Basic Skills for 2020
JULY 13, 2014
For me, it’s blogging that forms the keystone of my sense-making. In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). The report identified six drivers of change.
adapting to perpetual beta e-book
AUGUST 10, 2015
All of the ideas discussed here have been explored initially on my blog, established in 2004. I describe my blog as a place to post ‘half-baked ideas’, and often build upon one post after another. The third volume in the perpetual beta series is now ready.
In the beginning was the blog
JUNE 12, 2012
Chris Brogan, co-author of Trust Agents , has a number of insights on blogging and engaging online. I have been blogging here for eight years and before that experimented with a few other blogs. For me, this blog is a central part of my online sense-making.
knowledge is personal
DECEMBER 14, 2014
This is what many of us already do, with blogs and social media. I read journals and news sources and, most importantly, I started my own blog. My blog, which was my way of sharing stories and thoughts, gave me everything. Knowledge management, for me, is personal.
Sense-making and sharing
JULY 29, 2014
For me it’s blogging. An advantage of a personal blog is ownership. The Seek > Sense > Share framework is a very simple model with many layers, which you discover as you develop personal knowledge mastery.
a workable future
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
I have discussed most of these issues on this blog, such as platform capitalism , integrating work & learning , and the limits of hierarchies.
Seeking perpetual Beta
APRIL 14, 2014
After 10 years of blogging here, I have compiled my best posts into an ebook. When I started my blog, I had three categories: learning; work; and technology. ebook. It’s called Seeking perpetual Beta: a guidebook for the network era.
A new way to work
JANUARY 1, 2015
One of the earliest guilds was the open source community which developed many of the communication tools and processes used by knowledge artisans today: distributed work; results only work environments (your code speaks for you); RSS, blogs, wikis, etc.
reflecting on freedom and democracy
JUNE 6, 2016
I have been traveling these past few weeks and not blogging much. A few ideas have been percolating in my ‘to be blogged’ notes and I plan to expand upon them over the Summer. Today marks my 13th anniversary of freelancing.
Network Era Skills
MAY 28, 2014
It could be a regular blog; sharing day-to-day happenings in activity streams; taking pictures and videos; or just having regular discussions.
Inspiration for Working Out Loud
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
My own working out loud on this blog has resulted in speaking opportunities and meeting interesting clients. ” Initial inspiration for PKM came from Lilia Efimova , whose blog was a view on her doctoral research into knowledge-sharing.
The Seek > Sense > Share Framework
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
So how do you get started micro-blogging on a platform like Twitter? [This article appears in Inside Learning Technologies January 2014]. Simple standards facilitated with a light touch, enables knowledge workers to capture, interpret and share their knowledge.
life in the gig economy
OCTOBER 5, 2016
and updated it on this blog in 2011, So you (still) want to be an e-learning consultant? Almost forgot: start a blog.
and what do you do?
MAY 18, 2016
This may be the closest to the truth because this blog is where I work and learn out loud, and it is fairly often how my clients find out about me. It’s short, includes a quote from a reader of my blog, but may be not descriptive enough.
JANUARY 1, 2014
Every little tweet, blog post, comment or “like” online shares our individuality and humanity. – Tim Young: Socialcast blog.
What have we learned so far?
APRIL 29, 2014
To share higher quality curated content; to maintain and improve my blogging; where possible, to isolate any frictionless sharing.” If you follow more than X active people in blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. What have we learned so far about personal knowledge mastery?
my pkm story
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
I identified my blog as the main platform by which I try to make implicit knowledge (e.g. After just two years, I saw my blog as a valuable productivity tool, and comments and links from others added even more value.
Organizational Learning in the Network Era
MAY 29, 2014
Reading blogs and articles. Edwards Deming, American management visionary, understood that systemic factors account for most organizational problems, and changing these has more potential for improvement than changing any individual’s performance.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Writing on this blog is another way I keep my mind fresh and try out new ideas. Arun Pradhan recently asked about my own experiences of learning and working. I decided to work and learn out loud and post my responses here.
temporary, negotiated hierarchies
MARCH 8, 2016
Initially published on Medium.com, the following is based on several previous blog posts. A Post-Job Economy. The job was the way we redistributed wealth, making capitalists pay for the means of production and in return creating a middle class that could pay for mass produced goods.
on the net without a net
JANUARY 3, 2016
First of all I am lucky that blogging gave me an international reputation, and that I started early enough. But all the benefits from blogging have been indirect. I have spent the past 20 years figuring out what changes the internet era might bring.
Learning is Connecting
MAY 27, 2014
Here are last year’s top 10 : Twitter: Social network and micro-blogging site. WordPress: Blogging/website tool. “Education over the Internet is going to be so big it is going to make email usage look like a rounding error.” – John Chambers 1999.
PKM in 34 pieces
OCTOBER 29, 2013
Write: Blogging changed my life for the better. One of my objectives with the current PKM Workshop [there''s still time to sign up] was to review most of my resources and work on developing new ones. Much of my work on PKM has been inspired by others.
not working, out loud
OCTOBER 26, 2016
I turned down over 20 requests for guest posts on my blog. I turned down an offer to advertise on my blog ($50 for a link to an online casino). I blogged about consulting , the gig economy , hierarchies , and neo-generalists.
Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships
APRIL 8, 2014
Blogs and wikis, and later tools like Twitter, were created to “scratch the itch” of new organizational models. As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. Businesses are increasingly dependent on complex social interactions.
Preparing your workforce for tomorrow
JULY 21, 2014
I created a performance improvement toolbox when I started this blog in 2004, and have kept adding to it over the years. I often look at workplace performance first from the perspective of whether the situation we are trying to address is complicated or complex.
Networked Professional Development
JULY 29, 2013
There is always more than one way to communicate or find something and just because something was blogged, tweeted or posted does not mean it will be understood and eventually internalized as actionable knowledge.
becoming collectively smarter
DECEMBER 17, 2014
For me, it’s using writing, particularly here on my blog, to make sense of concepts, theories, experiences, and opinions related to my professional life. We are in the midst of a nano-bio-info-techno-cogno revolution.
Three types of KM
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Imagine an organization where everyone blogs professionally. In an organizational knowledge sharing framework , I put together several ideas to show how knowledge could be shared and codified.
DECEMBER 16, 2015
I have learned a lot from Verna Allee over the years, and frequently referred to her work on this blog. Now that Verna has retired her websites, I have collected some of her insights together in one place.
The knowledge sharing paradox
MARCH 24, 2013
I could not imagine having this blog (AKA my outboard brain) cut off from me. I would not put anywhere near the effort I do now if someone else controlled my access to this blog.
Pushing and Pulling Tacit Knowledge
OCTOBER 27, 2013
I practice PKM for myself and my blog’s primary audience is me. Sense-making is where the real personal value of PKM lies. The knowledge gained is an emergent property of all sense-making activities.
the exposure economy
JANUARY 12, 2015
I wrote in the post, knowledge is personal , that pretty well everything I have achieved professionally is a result of my sharing online, especially through this blog. As for my blog, there may be more short posts and fewer fully-formed articles.