Friday 9 March 2012

A letter to myself in 2002

(89/365) One day this will be extinct At the Henley forum last week, we were invited to "write a letter to ourselves in 2002", as an encouragement or as guidance to our past KM selves.
I was feeling rather frustrated that day, having been involved in many recent discussions which seemed to be rehashing old ground. Had I written such a letter that day, it my have read something like this;
"Dear 2002 Nick

You know those discussions you are having? Those ones that go
  • What is Knowledge Management?
  • Is it the same as Infomation Management?
  • Is it the same as Content Management?
  • Is it intrisically linked to technology?
  • Is it "all about people", and if so, what does that mean?
  • Does "Knowledge Management" mean "Managing Knowledge"?
  • Can you manage knowledge?
  • Does KM add value?
  • Can the value from KM be measured?
  • How do you best implement KM?
You know what, Nick? We are having EXACTLY the same discussions ten years later!

Keep plugging away, and keep the faith
2012 Nick"

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