Posts By: Harold Jarche

learning in the complex domain

Personal knowledge mastery (PKM) can be a lens to examine how knowledge flows in organizations and human systems, especially from a perspective beyond formal training and education. “A model of curation for the digital era that is being used in health and care is Harold Jarche’s ‘Personal Knowledge Mastery’ (PKM). This is about individuals making… Read more »

all for nothing

My mother, at the age of 14, became one of the 2 million refugees during the evacuation of East Prussia in 1945. Her mother took her six children from Kolberg [Kolobrzeg] to Celle, outside Hanover in Western Germany. I am not sure exactly when my mother, Elli, fled as she did not talk much about… Read more »

facebook is not a trusted space

The time has come. Facebook is in the news today and not as the tech media darling it likes to portray itself as. “Former Facebook (FB.O) employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to regulate the social media giant, which she plans to liken to tobacco companies that for decades… Read more »

aligning before learning

This week I took Alastair Somerville’s workshop on Network Thinking. The format is based on a podcast, followed by a discussion on Zoom, supported by a card designed by Alastair. I must say it was quite effective. A key actionable insight I gained from our session was the importance of Alignment — “Sharing a moment… Read more »

the codification of knowledge

Nick Milton raises an interesting point about the terms implicit, explicit,and tacit knowledge. Do you know what each term means? It seems that many in the knowledge management discipline does not. Which of these three most closely matches your understanding of the term “Explicit Knowledge” A. Knowledge which has been explained in some way (spoken… Read more »

the energy to refute

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “One day historians will view ant-vaxxers the same way they viewed climate deniers and those who drowned women because they were witches.” —@DavidPrice “When the virus is circulating in… Read more »

convening the right people

I have often said that a critical role for people in leadership positions today is helping make the network smarter. In a recent blog post, the author discusses another critical aspect of leadership — convening the right people — and uses the example of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Leadership in a collective or networked world… Read more »

filtering out the crap

“ninety percent of everything is crap” —Sturgeon’s Revelation “Twitter is often derided as a forum for gossip and nonsense, which it also is. But I find more serious discussion of critical issues, more sources shared and claims checked here than in most of the mainstream media.” —George Monbiot While 90% of what is shared on… Read more »

a labour of love

I have mentioned over the years that you have to own your data and that many online platforms are set up for crowd-milking. One of the latest platforms for writers to make-it-rich is Substack, where the top writers may earn six figures. Substack lets writers set up paid subscriptions and takes 10 percent. However, the… Read more »

the last fortnight

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. The next Friday’s Finds post will be on 24 September, as these will now be posted the last Friday of each month. “Twitter is a place where you can watch people who don’t read… Read more »