Posts Categorized: PKMastery


The term personal knowledge management (PKM) isn’t about management in a business sense but rather how we can manage to make sense of information and experience in our electronic surround. Personal – according to one’s abilities, interests & motivation (not directed by external forces). Knowledge – connecting information to experience (know what, know who, know… Read more »

PKM: a node in the learning network

Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy, or, in other words, digital networks enable multiple connections, so organizational communications are no longer just vertical. Somebody else, outside the hierarchy, is only one click away, and perhaps easier to deal with and a better source of information and knowledge. This is becoming obvious in the business world and frameworks such… Read more »

Sensing and Thinking

Tim Kastelle (a great source of knowledge on innovation) discusses how it’s better to have a good idea than a large network to fire off any old idea. Good ideas have better acceleration. This is an important innovation lesson as well. We don’t need more ideas, we need better ideas. In many ways this is… Read more »

Seek Sense Share

Note: my blog is where I hammer out ideas, so you may be finding some of these posts a bit repetitive. Sorry about that 😉 My working definition of personal knowledge management: PKM: a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively and contribute to… Read more »

Talking about PKM runs a regular TweetChat on knowledge management (KM) issues and today’s was on Personal Knowledge Management, with the following agenda: What effective means have we found to aggregate, filter and share information? Is personal KM a good foundation for corporate KM, or are they competing efforts? What are the corporate benefits of individual KM… Read more »

Aggregate Understand Connect

I’ve changed one word, but doesn’t it make more sense like this? As I talk about PKM here or with this graphic and discussion, “understand” is more descriptive of the human sense-making activities than “filter” is. Perhaps I should go back and change these posts to reflect what we are actually doing – understanding as… Read more »

PKM in 2010

Personal Knowledge Management Updated 5 Feb 2010: changed “Filter” to “Understand” [This post is a continuation of Sense-making with PKM (March, 2009)] Personal = according to one’s abilities, interests and motivation (not directed by external forces) Knowledge = the capacity for effective action (know how) Management = how to get things done What is PKM?… Read more »

PKM: aggregate, filter, connect

Knowledge Squared equals Power Squared, says Craig Thomler: However the knowledge hoarding model begins to fail when it becomes cheap and easy to share and when the knowledge required to complete a task exceeds an individual’s capability to learn in the time available. This has been reflected in a longitudinal study of knowledge workers that… Read more »

On knowledge

Some things I learned about knowledge this past year. About  knowledge management: Codified knowledge (documents, lists, reports, best practices) is effective in organizations that have mostly new staff or high turnover, like a pizza franchise. It does not help teams to produce any better unless the team is rather inexperienced. Interpersonal sharing can be more… Read more »

PKM Overview

I will be presenting on personal knowledge management (PKM) for LearnTrends 2009 on Tuesday, 17 November at 12:00 noon Pacific (15:00 EST & 20:00 GMT). In preparation, I’ve created a 5 minute presentation (MP4) of the topic, summarizing many of the posts I’ve written on the subject (click link below to launch video). PKM Overview… Read more »