Monthly Archives: December 2006

Admin: Updated ToC and Deleted Left Sidebar

I’ve updated my Table of Contents right up to today (now uploaded). I’ve expanded the width of the right sidebar (and moved the content that was in the left sidebar over to the right one). That allows for fuller subcategory … Continue reading

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Green Christmas

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Sunday Open Thread — December 24, 2006

What I’m Planning on Writing About Soon: The Role of Art and Artists in Social Change: Was Eminem’s failure to get Kerry elected the beginning of the end? Experience-Based Decision Making: It seems an obvious choice, until you understand why … Continue reading

Posted in Our Culture / Ourselves | 6 Comments

Saturday Links for the Week – December 23, 2006

Marketers and Corporatists Still Don’t Get It: An article in the NYT previews companies that try to analyze web data to assess consumer demand for their products and their brand reputation. If you really want evidence that marketing will soon … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Crowds Ignored, and Buying Local for the Gift Economy

I drove to work today in the rain, listening to Christmas choral music. No snow around or in the forecast. Just wearing a sweater, no coat. Some people find the warm weather and green grass spoils their Christmas spirit, but … Continue reading

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A World of Uncertainty

Perhaps the counterpoint to my point Tuesday about the need for ëless talk and more actioní is the need to embrace complexity and, with it, uncertainty, including uncertainty about what to do. An editorial in todayís NYT by a theology professor … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Reintermediation

 Iíve said before that I think information professionals (both those with library science backgrounds and those with IT backgrounds) are the most undervalued and underutilized people in most organizations. Over the past decade, many organizations have deployed a lot of knowledge … Continue reading

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Too Much Talk, Not Enough Action: But What To Do?

A 2004 article by Rob Cross describes research related to the purpose and value of social networking activities. The researchís interviewees overwhelmingly cited actionability as the most important attribute of knowledge, acquired from social networking activities, that they considered valuable. … Continue reading

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Workarounds

In the technology world, the term workaround means a temporary solution, prior to a fix being instituted. But in the real world, where systems are complex, workarounds are evolutionary and continual ñ they are ësimplyí the way the world works. … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread — December 17, 2006

What I’m Planning on Writing About Soon: Reintermediation: Why hollowed-out organizations are impoverished and fragile, and how to fill them out again, in a brave new way. Experience-Based Decision Making: It seems an obvious choice, until you understand why the … Continue reading

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