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Introduction to the September 2012 Knowledge Letter

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 18 August 2012



Introduction to the September 2012 Knowledge Letter
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 147
Posted DateSaturday 18 August 2012 11:19 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

Some people keep their private and professional lives apart. Facebook is reserved for family and close friends and Linkedin for professional contacts. Bloggers blog about their personal lives or their professional lives but never mix them.

Others, like myself, make little distinction between their professional and personal lives. In fact, I rarely think of a client as a client or a customer, I consider them friends. And I use Facebook and Linkedin to connect with everyone I know though I do keep Facebook a little more personal.

I can think of one blogger who never ever blogs about his personal life and never strays off the topic of his profession and I can think of others who largely stay on focus but will on occasions blog about their personal lives, often relating it to their work, and who will blog off topic on issues they are passionate about.

I find these bloggers who reveal something of themselves more authentic and more human and consequently more interesting. To me blogging is an innately personal experience.

It's also so much easier when you don't view your life as a series of different compartments, each with different rules, as then life gets pretty complicated.

But there is no right or wrong - you go with what you feel most comfortable with.

Those of you who know me, know that I often go way off topic and on rare occasions blog about my family. Which leads me to a piece of very personal news that I would like to share with you.

My fiancee Leny joined me in the UK last Friday (Sept 14th 2012) from Jakarta. We are both so happy together and plan to get married at Christmas. I am so looking forward to our life together.

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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