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Nick Milton: Knowledge Management is not an end in itself

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 21 July 2009



Nick Milton: Knowledge Management is not an end in itself
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 109
Posted DateTuesday 21 July 2009 10:15 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.nickmilton.com/2009/07/knowledge-management-is-no ... 
PeopleNick Milton

If you don't already know him, I'd like to introduce you to Nick Milton of Knoco by way of a recent blog post of his:
Knowledge Management is not an end in itself. Companies do not exist for the purpose of propagating and advancing knowledge - they exist to sell products and services. But to the extent that competitive advantage relies on informed decision making within the business - knowledge management has a crucial role to play.

This is spot on and to my mind is one of the prime reasons so many KM initiatives and KM teams fail. They are simply not focused on the business.

But take a look at all the other material on Knoco's website (though I do wish Nick would lighten up and smile on his videos) - especially Nicks blog and his short KM videos - he has been very prolific of late and you will find a wealth of good KM material.

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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