Naming the Elephant in the Room

Naming the Elephant in the Room

You may remember the childhood party game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey (or Bunny or Pig—depending on the party theme), where dizzy, blindfolded partygoers are challenged to position a paper tail closest to the correct location…

Down for the Count

Down for the Count

When I read Howard Gershen’s riff on counting with his fingers, what came to mind instantly was theory of mind in the way that I heard Alan Alda explain it at George Washington University as a guest speaker for the Smithsonian. We know that words and pictures work...
The New ABCs of Research: Part 2

The New ABCs of Research: Part 2

At his MITRE Innovation Speaker Series talk this past May, Ben Shneiderman talked about his newest book, The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations, a guide for junior researchers and a manifesto for senior researchers, academic administrators,...
The Daily Standup

The Daily Standup

In Liz Hayes’s post about routine check-ins, seemingly simple collaboration processes and trust enable hard-working, distributed teams to succeed. —Editor Author: Liz HayesI joined a new project last summer, a Global Information System (GIS) effort run by Keith W....
When a Lack of Heroics Best Serves Veterans

When a Lack of Heroics Best Serves Veterans

A good friend and mentor reminds me regularly that knowledge management is a journey, not a destination. Which makes maturity models the boon companion of the KM discipline. This post eyes the prize through the lens of a new volunteer effort that helps military...

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