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September 2007

On being what I am not

By Dave Snowden  ·  September 30, 2007  · 

I am a novice blogger. Dave Snowden invited me to blog for a couple of weeks on this website and I decided that I would try it out for fun. However, I feel a bit like a country cousin from Iowa gate crashing a New York fancy dress party. I am hoping that people will not see through the fact that I am not disguised and will actually mistake me for a country cousin from Iowa.

So what’s with country cousins? Well, numerous academic studies reveal that country cousins are rather simple people who speak their minds without...

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Science Tattoo Friday

By Dave Snowden  ·  September 29, 2007  ·  Surreal

1072744345_c9c1f1d555If asked about the value of social computing I often point to the various science blogs that exist. For a generalist like me these are a life line. Some very bright people scan all sorts of journals, report and reflect on interesting topics and then make it available to the rest of us. It's like having your own research staff. You also get the exotic - in this case a sudden fad has emerged for science based tattoos. Here The Loom not only brings our attention his (an Irving Geis illustration of DNA) but points to a whole...

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Exit interviews - a narrative approach

By Dialogue  ·  September 29, 2007  · 

Hands up those who have gone through a really solid exit interview process when leaving a company. Just what I thought ... very few of us have experienced a thorough, meaningful exit interview. Instead, many exit interviews are a mere "tick the box in the personnel file" formality rather than an opportunity to gain a rich perspective based on the anecdotes employees have to tell about the organisation.

I need to be careful not to alienate the HR practitioners reading this post - many of them will pride themselves in...

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HARNESS-ing knowledge

By Dialogue  ·  September 28, 2007  · 

One of the Cognitive Edge methodologies that Sonja and I (Aiden) have found to be building up a nice head of steam in South Africa is ASHEN. The process of eliciting the Artifacts, Skills, Heuristics, Experience and Natural Talent in the Knowledge Transfer realm has been very valuable – especially when one considers the challenges of knowledge transfer across generational gaps.

We have begun to wonder though if the methodology might be expanded on to include elements that make for a greater depth in capturing knowledge?

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Podcast: social computing & community types

By Dave Snowden  ·  September 27, 2007  ·  Musings

During my master class this week (see the earlier blog for details) I recorded the session on the links between social computing and more traditional KM approaches (e.g. CoP) which I think are being replaced by social computing tools. I start with a brief overview over my current use of various tools. I know I could use more and do things better, but the participants had little direct experience and it was easier to say, OK here is what I do. Having done that I moved on to covering material from other articles which are referenced...

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