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Introduction to the November 2009 Knowledge Letter

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 26 July 2009



Introduction to the November 2009 Knowledge Letter
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 113
Posted DateSunday 26 July 2009 20:24 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/14/india-rd-hub-silicon-va ... 

Just a few weeks back I participated in KM India in Chennai where I gave a talk/kcafe and also ran a Knowledge Cafe Masterclass. I was in good company as the other Dave was there also LOL.

It was my first time in India and I was not too sure what I would make of both the country and the KM Conference. Unfortunately, all I got to see of India was the view from the taxi from the airport to the hotel as I did not have any free time and so I expected that. As I told everyone, I am simply going to have to return and indeed I hope to do so in 2010.

As for the conference, I was delighted! I had not attended a KM conference with so much enthusiasm and energy for a long time. I was also impressed with the degree to which everyone was talking about Social KM. The concept seems more established in India than any other country, so much so, when it came to my talk on the second day, I ditched much of what I had planned to say to make more time for conversation in the form of a knowledge cafe The question I posed was "What does it mean to you to work in a participatory 2.0 world?" and there were some great conversations at the tables.

I do hope to get back next year!

And oh yes, I came across this article India is morphing into a global R&D hub but can it ever take on Silicon Valley? a few days back - that India is morphing into a giant R&D machine does not surprise me at all!

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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