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Gurteen Knowledge Café: Imagining the future of knowledge technologies

If the idea of predicting the future currently seems rather foolish to me, it may be because I’m reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s “Fooled by Radomness”. I signed up for Tuesday night’s Gurteen Knowledge Café at the British Computer Society more in anticipation of good conversation than any hope of forecasting anything significant. Conrad Taylor opened the event, framing technological change as “the co-evolution of tools, … Continue reading Gurteen Knowledge Café: Imagining the future of knowledge technologies »




Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: Human Will and Human Won’t

Last night’s Gurteen Knowledge Cafe was full of fascinating conversation from the word go. Kate Hopkinson led the discussions on “Human Will and Human Won’t”, diving straight in with little introduction posing two questions: “What do you believe helps motivation and cooperation and what suppresses or impedes it?” The group on my table began with incentives, feedback and recognition, through leadership, authenticity, shared values and … Continue reading Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: Human Will and Human Won’t »




An engaging Tuesday…

Two engagement events on Tuesday: one highlighting the need for evolutionary change, the other examined the problems managers face every day. Not many people get to travel to the top of the BT tower, which might partly explain why Tuesday afternoon’s Gurteen Knowledge Café was so heavily oversubscribed. Add Dave Snowden speaking about complexity and you have easily the hottest KM ticket in town. I … Continue reading An engaging Tuesday… »