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Steve very interesting stuff – big fan of Ken Clarke and Civilisation and the sister programmes of the era – Bronowski et al. Whilst I agree with you on the issue of scale I find the concept ironic in an era of expanding connectivity. The ability for small networks to collaborate and scale and compete has never been greater, but at the same time the technologies that enable this also seem to be running counter to some of the human Dunbar limits and, for me at least, eroding their value. So for example LinkedIn networks are now in some cases so large as to be of no value or meaning as the trust tagging associated with them is worn to valueless. This is not limited to LinkedIn – lots of other networks seem to suffer the degradation of relationship value. Do you think there is a tension here?
Steve - so true! When I lecture to MBA students about KM I have to remind them that this is not a function within an organisation carried out by a group of KMers but an holistic approach to management that recognises and places the application of liberated human cognition at the heart of an organisations success. I also remind them what Ackoff said about business classes and, by extension, what you often read in HBR, It gives students a vocabulary that enables them to speak with authority on things they do not understand. It gives them a set of operating principles that enable them to withstand any amount of disconfirming evidence. It gives them a ticket to a job where they the can learn something about management. I also get so sick of hearing about how to calculate "ROI on KM projects". The onlly ROI worth looking at is the success of the organsation.
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