Posts Categorized: PKMastery

warning — effort required

Seth Godin discusses Cliffs Notes and how these could be a path to better understanding. Used as intended, Cliffs Notes and Quicklit were a gold mine of insight. They opened the door for real understanding, and often got to the heart of the literature better than an overworked high school teacher might be able to…. Read more »

diversity > learning > trust

“What is dumbing so many people down?” asks Henry Mintzberg. His explanations 1 and 2 [quote below with my emphasis added] resonate with me, as I have promoted the idea that we need to connect our work, our communities, and our networks to make sense by engaging with people and ideas. The core of this is…

“the total decoding and synthesizing of reality”

A seminal moment in my work came when I saw my first web page on a computer at Montreal’s CRIM in 1994. I finally saw computers as things that connect people around the globe. From here I completed a Master’s degree focusing on how people learn at work with information technology. The next significant moment… Read more »

curiosity trumps knowingness

“I put forward formless and unresolved notions, not to establish the truth but to seek it.” —Michel de Montaigne The perspective of perpetual beta is to make sense of our experiences by formulating models to help our sensemaking while at the same time being ready to discard these beta models as new information is discovered…. Read more »

adding human value

In 2013 I posed this question — ask what value you can add — when it comes to sharing information and knowledge. Ten years later and what has increased is the noise, especially misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda. The release of tools like generative pre-trained transformers (GPT) will only increase the amount of noise online. It… Read more »

hierarchies, experts, and dogma

Dogma — prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group — a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle. In 2021, research concluded that medical orthodoxy, such as ‘droplet dogmatism’, blocked the acceptance that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was mainly transmitted through the air, in spite of knowledge from fields outside infectious disease. Three… Read more »

pulling knowledge

Nick Milton discusses the knowledge cycle as you have never seen it before in a 2018 post. He says that most organizational knowledge management processes are focused on ‘Pushing’ knowledge and then discusses an alternative by ‘Pulling’ knowledge.

the fifth discipline redux

Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. In 2017 I reviewed mastery and models and showed how they still pertain to organizations 30 years later. I concluded that the challenge for learning professionals is to help organizations become learning organizations. It… Read more »

meaningful work

Kourish Dini says that, “Mastery and meaningful work develop from guided play.” This is pretty well the direction behind my personal knowledge mastery framework and the notion of ‘half-baked ideas‘. “There is an error in our focus on productivity. I may even be labeled as a productivity talking-head. I’ve more than likely made the error… Read more »

PKM in perpetual beta

I recently wrote — from platforms to covenants — that I firmly believe that open protocols connecting small pieces loosely joined is a better framework than any privately owned social media platform. Twitter was just too darned easy for many years. I am now connecting more on Mastodon though I have not mastered all of… Read more »