3 KMs and 4 SMs

April 9, 2010

A while ago I came across by Patti Anklam‘s 3 KMs, which I found very useful to think about my own experiences in the knowledge management field: Big KM (strategic, enterprise-wide) Little KM (“stealth” KM: specific KM practices applied where needed, often without the KM label on it) Personal KM My dive into KM started […]

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Talk at IBM: Blogging for knowledge workers

March 23, 2010

Today I’ll be talking to social software evangelists at IBM about some of the insights about blogging from my PhD research. While there are many things that I would love to fit in there, most of the presentation is focused on “what’s in it for me?” questions, explaining how blogging helps to develop ideas and […]

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Waarom niet?

March 20, 2010

While cooking dinner I get stamping pads and make a couple of potato stamps for the little guy. He haven’t stamped before, at least not with me, so I show him how to do it and ask to stamp on the paper, not on the table. In ten minutes he brings the stamps back to […]

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In Full Flow: my PhD and more stories about passion at work

February 19, 2010

Elmine is doing something I should blog a long ago – working on the project about passionate professionals: I know a lot of people that work with so much enthusiasm and passion that they keep on doing it, no matter what. Their work and life seem to blend together and demarcation between private and work […]

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Teams, communities and networks in terms of communication forms

February 8, 2010

While I came with the communication egg model to talk about things missing in distributed teams I feel that it could be useful in more contexts. In particularly to talk about the differences between different types of social constructions in the knowledge management context. [At this point it makes sense to go and read Shrunken […]

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Expecting: more kids and challenges

February 3, 2010

I never know when it’s time to tell personal news online and how far it actually makes sense to tell them explicitly instead of letting people to figure it out by themselves by picking up signals here and there… Anyway, in case you haven’t heard yet: another kid is on the way – I will […]

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Distributed Agile: communication and common ground

January 29, 2010

With the holidays I somewhat took a break from blogging on our work on the distributed Agile case, but there are still quite a few things there that I wanted to share to hear what do you think. This one is a bit scary since I picked up some ideas from linguistics without having a […]

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Blogging for knowledge workers: personal networking

January 27, 2010

This is an English draft for the second of two articles I wrote on blogging for Dutch magazine Informatie Professional (the first one – Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas). The Dutch version should appear very soon, but I’m too impatient to wait for it to share the draft :)  I’ll add the reference/link as […]

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Reflective learning and weblogs

January 22, 2010

[This post was in drafts for a while; posted on the actual date of the workshop, so the participants can find it.] When I was asked to facilitate a discussion on reflective learning and weblogs at the workshop on Informal learning and the use of social software in veterinary medicine I hesitated: while reflective learning […]

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Bringing your network into your organisation

January 13, 2010

Once in a while I get a comment that would be nice if I can bring more of my extended professional network into the company I work for. I’m happy to do so, but pretty much puzzled on how this might work in practice. One side is more or less clear – relying on the […]

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Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas

January 11, 2010

While my Dutch is still far from perfect I am happy with any opportunity to reach local audiences. One of them was writing two articles on blogging for Dutch magazine Informatie Professional – on weblog as an instrument to develop ideas and as a networking tool. Next to the hard work of translating insights from […]

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Accelerated leadership trajectories in communities of practice

December 18, 2009

This is something that have been in the blogging pipeline for a while, but thanks to the conversations with John Smith I actually finished it :) A couple of months ago I went through two different, but somewhat parallel experiences. One is from KM4Dev workshop. During one of the evenings I ended up in a […]

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It snows…

December 17, 2009

I tend to forget how much I like this time – when trees, so fragile and cold, finally get covered by the white blanket. When sounds dampen, because, at the end, it’s easier to hear whispering than any loud noise. When snowflakes are falling slowly, telling you that there is no need to hurry – […]

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What supermarket shopping has in common with information overload?

December 14, 2009

Still in the middle of writing deadlines, so just something that came to my mind yesterday before falling asleep… I love cheese. I also grew up in a country with planned economy, so while there was a variety of cheeses produced there, you wouldn’t find more than one or two types on a shop shelves […]

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