A KnowledgeManagement consultant from Indianapolis with a passion for virtual teams, knowledge ecology, communities of practice, distance learning and building corporate memory.
Currently exploring different 'conversation' models and heavily involved with the Structured Settlements Industry with my partner Patrick Hindert.
Come to knowledge ecology from expert systems, forest growth projection and GIS. My background experience is in plantation forestry, soil science, decision support and computer modeling. Most of my career has been in forestry research with a commercial timber company in South Africa. My interest in knowledge management dates back to 1985 when I was first introduced to heuristics. Way back in 1989 I published my first paper on KM.
Virtual teams, distance learning, corporate memory, knowledge audits, deep dialog, memetics, collaborative filters and knowledge sharing.. In this networked knowledge economy we have to be continuously learning, remain flexible, and tuned into the weak signals from a dynamic and responsive personal network.
Currently I'm production manager at a high tech bicycle firm, drafting guidelines for a knowledge audit handbook, helping a client with a knowledge management strategy for recruiting computer consultants.
Verna Allee has written the top book on knowledge management IMO called 'Knowledge Evolution', while Marc Demarest holds my best spot for an article titled "Understanding Knowledge Management". My best link for learning is: http://www.aahe.org/pubs/TM-essay.htm
http://kmwiki.wikispaces.com/GreyMatter+Inc. - my company
http://kmwiki.wikispaces.org/ - collecting KM stuff
Bicycling, surfing the net