A long time ago, back in the 60’s I got interesting in flying saucers probably because in early pre-teenage they seemed more accessible than girls. We founded a society at school and camped overnight on the top of Welsh hills to observe the arrival of the aliens. I was catering officer of the first expedition […]
On the ACT-KM list serve someone made a comment to the effect that we should not give up trying to predict a complex system. I just posted a reply which I repeat here. It needs more work but I offer it for comment: Words can mean many things in the context. However I think its […]
I’m sitting here with a can of Tiger trying to get away from emails and skype conversations to do some serious writing. I am listening to Boulez’s Bayreuth Ring Cycle which for me is the most powerful and driven version of the modern era with the best Brunhilde of all time in Dame Gwynneth Jones. […]
Patrick Lamb’s article on the certification wars continues to attract some comments and reminded me of a side panel that went on at the time relating to standards, ISO etc. etc. Basically there were three attempts that I know of none of which have actually set a standard, two of which were useful. In the […]
I wanted to share a great quote from Gabriele Lakomski’s scholarly but very readable Managing without Leadership that picks up on the general question of nauralising as opposed to normative approaches of which more some time this week. The book is priced at £62 on Amazon which is pity as at a more normal price […]
Patrick Lambe over at Straits Knowledge has finally published his excellent article whose title I have stolen for this blog entry. It illustrates all that is wrong about certification in an emergent field.
The hoary old question of definitions raised itself on one of the KM list serves this week. The argument was put forward to the effect that the KM profession should get its act together and produce a definition of KM. This stuff normally comes from people trying to sell certification courses in the field. They […]
Thanks (sort of) to the Wikipedia for the list of “what happened on this day” – depressing really 79 Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae with volcanic ash 410 The Visgoths under Alaric sacked Rome 1572 St Bartholemew’s Day Massacre: a massacre of Huguenots began. An estimated 70,000 people were […]
As some of you know I have a long term stationery fetish. When I was young I used to spend my pocket money on different types of notebooks which were used for a week and then abandoned. I am currently resisting the temptation to buy a wonderful B5 filing system from the Japanese bookshop in […]
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