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October 08, 2006


David Locke

Knowledge management can't be about now, because now is reactive, which means you didn't manage it. The means to gain knowledge requires proactivity and long efforts. It isn't about the now at all.

And, so we are having content-free conversations and somehow calling that knowledge?

Representations can only be made of explicit knowledge, which might be emergent or not. But, knowledge is not going to be explicit in all of its economic senses, or even at its most valuable. We do not need to understand implicit knowledge to profit from it. It is that profit that knowledge management should be focused on.

I have a pile of unread new economy books. I'm probably never going to read them. Content is a waste of time. If you wait around until it becomes content, you've missed the boat.

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