Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/04/2005

Alphabetical order - KM World Mortimer Adler devotes much of A Guidebook to Learning: For the Lifelong Pursuit of Wisdom, to railing against alphabetical order. He would hate what's going on now. The knowledge (worker) economy - KM World How many knowledge workers are there? Although the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not include it as a specific category, Davenport estimates there are 36 million, or 28 percent of the labor force, based on categories BLS does identify. Other estimates place the number as high as 45 percent of the work force. Da Vinci clue for heart surgeon - BBC A UK heart surgeon has pioneered a new way to repair damaged hearts after being inspired by artist Leonardo da Vinci's medical drawings. Review: 'The Shame of the Nation': Separate and Unequal - Nathan Glazer In the five years up to the writing of "The Shame of the Nation," Kozol visited approximately 60 schools, in 30 school districts, in 11 states. Design Thinking - Dave Pollard the intellectual process of intentional creation. It is much more than just imagination, or invention, or creativity, or project planning, though all of these are a part of it. The metaphor drawer - KM World Metaphors are a category of personal knowledge management (PKM) tools. The word's Greek roots literally mean to "carry across" as we juxtapose one thing with another.

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