Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/29/2005

Was Drucker Wrong? - Tom Davenport I also had a chat a few days ago with a Wall Street Journal reporter who is researching an article on knowledge worker productivity. He asked me if the subject is important. I said yes, and mouthed the old Peter Drucker chestnut that "making knowledge work productive is the greatest economic challenge of this century." He asked, "Well, was Drucker wrong?" The Internet Is Broken - Technology Review The Net's basic flaws cost firms billions, impede innovation, and threaten national security. It's time for a clean-slate approach. Coming U.S. Workforce Unprepared for Knowledge Economy, Author Warns - Heartland Institute Edward E. Gordon, president of Imperial Consulting Corporation in Chicago and Palm Desert, California, has serious misgivings about the future of America in the world economy, which he documents while offering a possible solution in his new book, The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis. Welcome to Web 2.0 2005 (podcast) - IT Conversations In the year since the first Web 2.0 Conference the term "Web 2.0" has definitely become part of the mainstream technological vocabulary. Indeed, it seems that any new Internet offering feels that using the term is an essential part of its product description. Further evidence is given by the ever-increasing number of hits returned by a search on Google for "Web 2.0". Knowledge Management – Creating A Sustainable Yellow Pages System How can I "know who knows"? None of us can personally know more than around 250 people, yet we want our companies to be smart, learning organisations where it's easy to find the right person to talk to. Wikis: Enabling Effective Knowledge Sharing Across the Organization - Intelligent Enterprise "Wiki" is currently one of the most popular new buzz terms in business discussions. Unfortunately it is also one of the most incomprehensible for many people. But what are wikis, are they important, what benefits do they provide and are they being used successfully within large corporations?

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