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In an interview, Michael Schrage, talking to Knowledge Inc., made the following insightful observation:
I think “knowledge management” is a bullshit issue. Let me tell you why. I can give you perfect information, I can give you perfect knowledge and it won't change your behaviour one iota. People choose not to change their behaviour because the culture and the imperatives of the organisation make it too difficult to act upon the knowledge. Knowledge is not the power. Power is power. The ability to act on knowledge is power. Most people in most organisations do not have the ability to act on the knowledge they possess. End of story.

Knowledge Management really is a bullshit issue! It is only a piece of the jigsaw. It is certainly not the part of the picture that we should be focusing on! What is important in life is achieving things. We should really be talking about Achievement Management - not Knowledge Management.

Here are some thoughts from Mark Twain:
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is breaking your complex,
overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks,
then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain

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The pages on this website are categorized into one or more of nearly 100 categories (themes or topics). This page below displays a list of other pages that belong to the Achievement category. You may view the list of pages belonging to another category by selecting the category in which you are interested from the drop-down 'Categories' menu at the top of this page.

  Achieving Business Objectives by David Gurteen
We should be talking about Achievement Management - not Knowledge Management

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  The easiest success measurement tool is a simple question
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 29 September 2011

  Eat that Frog! (Apr 2001) by Brian Tracy 
Get more of the important things done - today!

  Get Unstuck & Get Going (2005) by Michael Bungay Stanier 
On the stuff that really matters

  Life 101 (1991) by John-Roger , Peter McWilliams 
Everything We Wish We Had Learned About Life In School - But Didn't

  Make Success Measurable! (1999) by Douglas K. Smith 
A Mindbook-Workbook for Setting Goals and Taking Action

  Maximum Achievement (1993) by Brian Tracy 
Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed

  Achievement [33 items]

  Gurteen Knowledge Seeds

  Michael Schrage

  Everything was made up by people that were no smarter than you by Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)

  On accepting challenges by George S. Patton 

  On achieving your goals by Mario Andretti 

  On attemping and failure by Robert Schiller 

  On being busy by Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) American Author

  On being confronted with a hopeless situation by Viktor E. Frankl (1905 - 1997) Psychiatrist & Author

  On cool shit! by Tom Peters Consultant & Author

  On crossing a chasm in two small jumps. by David Lloyd George 

  On desire by Paul J. Meyer 

  On getting ahead by Mark Twain  (1835 - 1910) American Author

  On good work by Lafcadio Hearn 

  On homework and big ideas by David Ogilivy 

  On putting a ding in the universe by Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)

  On reducing inequality as the highest human achievement by Bill Gates  Founder & CEO of Microsoft

  On regret by Wayne Dyer  American Psychotherapist, Author & Lecturer

  On success by Mark Twain  (1835 - 1910) American Author

  On success and life by Christopher Morely 

  On taking risks by Katherine Mansfield 

  On the chances of success and belief in yourself by Robert Collier 

  On thoughts by Robert Collier 

  To laugh often and much by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) American Essayist & Poet

  What a trip!

  What did you do today to move forward? by Rich DiGirolamo 

  Your time is limited by Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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