Circles of knowledge and boundaries of ignorance

My latest column at Enterprise Systems Journal appears today. In it I take a look at the notion of developing an ongoing learning agenda by focusing on the boundaries of your ignorance. One key graf: The late Isaac Asimov once observed that “the most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new … Continue reading Circles of knowledge and boundaries of ignorance

Engelbart profile in Wired and tools for knowledge work

The Click Heard Round the World. Fifteen years before the Mac, Doug Engelbart demo'd videoconferencing, hyperlinks, text editing and something called a 'mouse.' He tells Wired magazine writer Ken Jordan about his part in the point-and-click revolution. [Wired News] Great overview of Doug Engelbart's work from Wired. Alan Kay once told me that you could … Continue reading Engelbart profile in Wired and tools for knowledge work

Knowledge workers and productivity tools

Surrounded by new opportunities. Ray Ozzie on ZDNet : Surrounded by new opportunities Even though our current use of PCs, productivity tools, e-mail and the Web seems quite sophisticated, we’ve only just begun to understand how to apply them and effectively realize their benefits. The next 10 years will find us moving decidedly from an … Continue reading Knowledge workers and productivity tools

OODA Loops and point of view

Boyd and The American Way of War. It’s one of the apparent paradoxes of conflict that technologies can change the nature of battle, but not win wars. Col. John Boyd’s insights into that conundrum produced some important thinking, and led to the concept of 4th Generation Warfare (4GW)…. [Blogcritics] This leads into a whole series … Continue reading OODA Loops and point of view

Viridian design

Viridian books. Former colleague Paul Beard to made reference to “Viridian Design.” I haven’t really groked what that means yet, but I did found a list of Viridian recommended books. There are some very interesting titles on that list; if these books are related to the Viridian movement, I’ll have pay more attention to it. … Continue reading Viridian design

Learning and Community

Article : Learning is a Community Experience : By …. Article : Learning is a Community Experience : By Adele Goldberg – “Perhaps it is obvious – you do not learn alone, but you do take responsibility for your own education. (14-pages, 206 KB PDF)* Go to Learning is a Community Experience, published in the … Continue reading Learning and Community