Gurteen Knowledge-Letter: Issue 82 - 16th April 2007


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April 2007

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**** The Gurteen Knowledge-Letter (Issue 82, 16 April 2007) ****

Its been a busy few weeks. I was in Scottsdale Arizona advising on
running a series of Knowledge Cafes at the InfoWorld Buying & Selling
eContent conference just a few weeks back. I was In Moscow last week
running a Knowledge Cafe at KM Russia 2007 and now I am in Jakarta to
run a two day Knowledge Sharing workshop for a client.

While in Jakarta, I am running a Knowledge Cafe and have been amazed
by the huge interest - about 120 people have signed up for it - a few
too many for the way I normally run my cafes so its going to be fun
tweaking it a little to handle the number!

So forgive a short knowledge letter this month as I write it from my
hotel room. I still find it incredible that I can work from anywhere
in the world!

Some photos of the Knowledge Cafes here:

*************************** CONTENTS ***************************

1 - Google Customised Search Engines
2 - Twittering and Jaikuing!
3 - Dave Snowden and Robust Debate
4 - Chief Networking Officer!
5 - New KM views on my website
6 - Knowledge & Content UK 2007
7 - The future web2.0 Social Experience
8 - Singapore Masterclass
9 - London Meetups
10 - Introducing Le book
11 - KM Event Highlights

*************** GOOGLE CUSTOMISED SEARCH ENGINES ***************

Check out iGoogle Co-op which allows you to build your own customized
search engine. I have built one for KM that you will find it here


and you will also find it embedded on most pages of my website.

It searches the over 800 websites that my website links to as this
seemed a good start. I wrote a short progam to compile the list from
my site and you can see it on the search page above.

Try it out - to my mind it does a pretty good job by filtering out
most non-KM stuff :-)

Also take a look at what Chris Riemer has been up to


There is also a German search engine searching 144 sites


******************* TWITTERING AND JAIKUING! *******************

Twitter has been getting a lot of press and there is another similar
service called Jaiku from an outfit in Finland that I have yet to
check out. Here is what they say about it

Jaiku's main goal is to bring people closer together by enabling them
to share their presence. For us, presence is about everyday things as
they happen - what you're up to, how you're feeling, where you're
going. We offer a way to connect with the people you care about by
sharing presence updates with them on the Web and mobile.



Its worth taking a look at both these services if you are interested
in keeping up with the evolution of social tools.

**************** DAVE SNOWDEN AND ROBUST DEBATE ****************

It was my pleasure to spend a few days with Dave Snowden at KM Russia
2007 in Moscow last week though not too sure if he will ever forgive
me for telling him he needed to wear a suit. If you have not seen
Dave in a suit - see here for a treat


Two good things came from our meeting - first I was reminded how much
admire Dave's thinking and his views on KM. Do read his weblog if you
are not familiar with his work:


And second a better understanding of our differing views on dialogue
verses debate. Dave loves to remind me that I have "fluffy bunny"
tendencies as he puts it :-)

As a result of our conversation, including Raj Datta who was also at
the conference, Dave has posted an interesting item here on his blog
that explains his liking of robust debate. For those of you who have
seen Dave talk or seen him involved in debate in a discussion forum
and have difficulty with his forthright style - do read - you will
understand him a lot better :-)


******************* CHIEF NETWORKING OFFICER! *******************

I recently came across this question on LinkedIn Answers thanks to
Clive Skinner

Is your company ready to have a CNO - Chief Networking Officer ?

A CNO is a mega business networks manager inside the organization. In
other words, this professional aligns corporate mission, vision,
unique value proposition, goals, core competences, key success
factors etc... with an efficient management of all and every network
and their respective actors aiming consistent growth while creating
long term win-win partnerships with all related networks and business
players. Please express your opinion.

Its an interesting concept but I think its the last thing an
organization should do! Take a look there are 43 answers posted


****************** NEW KM VIEWS ON MY WEBSITE ******************

I have been doing a little clean up on my website and you will find a
few new page views. The KM Tools view is very new and is dedicated to
"soft" KM tools such as after action reviews and NOT technology tools!

List of KM Websites

List of KM Weblogs

KM Tools

****************** KNOWLEDGE & CONTENT UK 2007 ******************

KCUK takes place in London on 26-27 June 2007. I will be chairing
the KM stream as I did last year and doing my best to help make the
event as interactive, engaging and participatory as possible.

If you are Europe based - I do hope to see you there. Let me know if
you plan to attend and maybe a few us could get together for dinner
on the first evening.


************** THE FUTURE WEB2.0 SOCIAL EXPERIENCE **************

If you are still trying to understand what Web 2.0 is all about try
this article from Ben Hunt.


********************* SINGAPORE MASTERCLASS *********************

I am running a 2-day Knowledge Sharing Masterclass in Singapore in
early June for the Ark Group. See


If you request more information via the page - the Ark Group will
send you the brochure.

I am really looking forward to being in Singapore again and hope many
of you in the region can make the event :-)

************************ LONDON MEETUPS ************************

Many of you get over to London at various times. Don't forget to let
me know when you do - it would be good to meet and if there are KM
events going on - to let you know about them!

********************** INTRODUCING LE BOOK **********************

A spot of humor for you - imagine you get to read a book for the
first time - would it be so intuitive to use?


********************** KM EVENT HIGHLIGHTS **********************

This section highlights some of the major KM events taking place
around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively
involved. You will find a full list on my website where you can also
subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will
keep you informed of new and upcoming events.


RSS Feeds:

Library + Information Show 2007
18 - 19 Apr 2007, Birmingham, United Kingdom
I am not involved this year as I will be abroad but should be a good

European Text Analytics Summit
26 - 27 Apr 2007, Amsterdam, Netherlands

APQC Knowledge Management Conference 2007
07 - 11 May 2007, Houston, United States
One of the best US conferences - I hope to get invited one day :-)

3rd annual Text Analytics Summit
12 - 13 Jun 2007, Boston, United States

Knowledge and Content UK 2007
26 - 27 Jun 2007, London, United Kingdom
I will be chairing the KM stream at this conference.

KM Australia
25 - 27 July 2007, Sydney, Australia
The programme will include a Gurteen Knowledge Cafe facilitated by
Helen Paige who is the regional director for the Gurteen Community in

ICKM 2007: Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Management
27 - 28 Aug 2007, Vienna, Austria
I have an invite to run a knowledge cafe at this event if they can
find a sponsor. Any one care to offer :-)

ECKM 2007: The 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management
06 - 07 Sep 2007, Barcelona, Spain
I hope to be attending this event.

actKM Conference 2007
22 - 23 Oct 2007, Canberra, Australia
I will be giving the keynote at this event.

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