The link between Data, Information and Knowledge – an example

The link between Data, Information and Knowledge is not as simple as the three being a linear progression. Knowledge is something you ADD to Data and Information, rather than something that arises FROM Information. As an illustration, consider the link between data, information and knowledge as they are involved in

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Shared by Nick Milton August 6, 2020

KM is not an oxymoron

“Knowledge Management” is not an oxymoron, the term is merely being read the wrong way round. One primary argument against the term “Knowledge Management” is that knowledge cannot be managed. Knowledge is an intangible, is personal and context specific, and is not an object in it’s own right, so how

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Shared by Nick Milton July 31, 2020

3 types of Tacit Knowledge

In an interesting New Scientist article, Harry Collins (author of “Tacit and Explicit knowledge“) describes three types of Tacit Knowledge.  Image from wikimedia commons We know about the concept of tacit knowledge, which originally was described as knowledge which cannot be expresses (although often nowadays people use the term for knowledge which

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Shared by Nick Milton July 30, 2020

Why "Knowledge" needs "Management" and vice versa

There are many people who really don’t like the term Knowledge Management, and would much rather use some other terminology. But logically, these two words go together.  There is a common view that the term “Knowledge Management” is an oxymoron; that “knowledge cannot be managed” and therefore the term makes

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Shared by Nick Milton October 17, 2019

What is the nature of Knowledge Management?

Is KM a Science? Is KM a Philosophy? No – it’s a Management Discipline. And here is why that is a useful viewpoint. I have met many people over the years who treat Knowledge Management as something entirely unique – a philosophy, almost, or a “world-view”. For these people, there

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Shared by Nick Milton September 10, 2019