Knowledge Activist's Handbook: Adventures from the Knowledge Trenches

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Being a knowledge activist means choosing to think about knowledge,how we use it and how it works, with a definite attitude. And doingsomething about it. The role of the knowledge activist is to beunreasonable, to identify and combine those small grains of truthwith the potential to create a pearl.

The Knowledge Activist's Handbook demonstrates through stories ofVictor's personal consulting experiences, how individuals cancombine emotion and reflection to create their own ...

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Overview

Being a knowledge activist means choosing to think about knowledge,how we use it and how it works, with a definite attitude. And doingsomething about it. The role of the knowledge activist is to beunreasonable, to identify and combine those small grains of truthwith the potential to create a pearl.

The Knowledge Activist's Handbook demonstrates through stories ofVictor's personal consulting experiences, how individuals cancombine emotion and reflection to create their own knowledge. Thesenarratives are entertaining but at the same time offer insights andconcrete strategies. They attack the conspiracy of tedium aroundthe KM literature. Newman is provocative andcounter-cultural.

The Knowledge Activist's Handbook is for busy people who want tocut to the chase. Each narrative is thematically bundled, with asequence of 3 to 5 action points at the end of each piece. Thesehelpful 'implications' will help you to work out exactly how youcan apply your new activism.

"Victor Newman transforms the grand and sometimes arcane conceptsknowledge management into a compelling personal call for change inhow we create, use, spread and increase knowledge. Great work,colleague!" - Hank McKinnell, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer Inc

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"…This is a thoroughly entertaining book to read…It isan inspirational title…" (PS Advisor, 1 April 2003)

“…essential reading for all corporate learningdevelopment and knowledge managers” (Human ResourceManagement, No.4.9 2004)

“…practical and insightful. I commend it toyou...“ (Professional Marketing, Vol.12, No.6, February2005) 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841123202
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/7/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Newman is Chief Learning Officer of the European PfizerResearch University based at Sandwich, England. His background inbusiness integration and knowledge mean that he is a passionateadvocate of pragmatic solutions that connect knowledge across thedrug discovery and development process to deliver globalbest-practice.

He is the inventor of the "SuperKnowledge" "Barefoot", and"Predator" and knowledge management systems.

Victor is a board member of two knowledge management publicationsand has a monthly feature comment article, The Knowledge Angle, inKnowledge Management

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1 Developing Personal Knowledge.

Strong Concept.

Home-grown or Tinned?

Tightrope Walking.

Translate, Synthesise, Connect.

How To Go on a Dead Cat Hunt.

2 Developing Knowledge Leadership.

Smell Coffee, Taste Coffee.

Golden Mantra.

Homes, Not Pyramids.

Rule of Three.

Shiplogic.

3 Working with Knowledge.

Death by Examination.

Goodbye to Knowledge Management.

The Knowledge Idiots.

Knowledge is Not Power.

Trick or Treat?

The Bridge.

Moments of Truth.

Post-It, Cruel Partner, Aspirin and Alien.

4 The Organization vs. Knowledge Management.

The Blind Storyteller.

Simon Says: Don't Copy.

The Elvis Trap.

Curse of the Knowledge Princes.

Bodybuilding for the Knowledge Organization.

The Naked Emperor's Wardrobe.

Who Needs Groundhog Day?

Pain is the Spur.

Your Knowledge or Your Life.

The Dunce's Cap.

Potemkin Cities.

5 Creative Approaches and Tools.

Barefoot Knowledge Management.

Predator's Mask.

The Eternal Innovating Triangle.

Innovating Styles Profile.

Dream/Unpack/Engage.

6 Startgame/Endgame .

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2004

    Insightful!

    Author Victor Newman sets out to demystify knowledge management, strip away the jargon and offer a clear, useful guide to integrating emotions and logic practically. His information is random, bouncy with unconnected ¿ though interesting ¿ anecdotes, mostly in the first person. The author didn¿t assemble his thoughts in a very orderly way, given that this is more of a notebook than a book, but he comes through with punchy, tight chapters and a rare sense of humor. Most writing about knowledge management is tedious and academic. This book aims to break that pattern. It¿s a collection of personal stories, because knowledge management is, after all, a personal enterprise. As a notebook, this publication has both utility and merit. Newman offers valid criticisms of current knowledge management practices, and suggests some modes of thought and some useful readings. Sequence isn¿t the priority here, content is. You will find nuggets of useful knowledge management lore and counsel. We recommend keeping the book handy and dipping in often for a helping hand. This notebook is like any other set of knowledge: you¿ll have to manage it a bit.

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