Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Knowledge Asset Management on Wikipedia

I have started a new topic on wikipedia to define and
expand the management discipline of Knowledge Asset
, that I have been actively engaged in
since 1996.

I would welcome like-minded km practitioners to
contribute to this topic.

Knowledge Asset Management is a management discipline
that takes its roots from both Asset Management and
Knowledge Management.

Knowledge Asset Management strives to enable the
application of an inclusive, yet standard method of
measuring, reporting and auditing critical and common
knowledge assets within Industry sectors, and across
Industry sectors, as a whole.

It goes beyond the Process-centred and Product-centred
approaches of recent years. It focuses on the identification,
development, application, measurement and reporting of
critical and strategic knowledge assets in an organization
or community, that make a significant difference to
organizational performance and decision making.

I am increasingly working with organizations that seek to
measure and report (and even start auditing) their
key knowledge assets.

Maybe knowledge asset auditing is not as far away as we
first thought?

Ron Young

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Knowledge Management and the 8 United Nations Millennium Development goals

I have two sets of websites and blogs that I normally keep
seperate. My professional knowledge management development
and practices and my spiritual development and practices.

Sometimes I find it difficult to know which blogs to choose.
Maybe I should just combine them.

This is one, today.

Like an increasing number of people in this world, especially
those working with global technologies, I can understand and
experience, in my daily work, a strong sense of Oneness,
interconnectedness and interdependence with all.

I fully respect all religions, spiritual traditions, beliefs and
non-beliefs, and I think Oneness is common to them all.

In fact, if you work with global connectivity, communications,
collaborative workgroups, learning, creating, sharing
and applying knowledge globally, you cannot help but think
this way, naturally.

Recently, in working with UN agencies and their need for better
global knowledge management, I became much more aware of
the 8 United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

From both a global knowledge management perspective, and
from a spiritual perspective, I realised that if we all had a
better perspective and understanding of Oneness on this
planet, it would have a major, and immediate, effect on
achieving these MDGs.

In this new way of thinking there would be an immediate
impact on global ethics.

This would immediately impact world terrorism, general
violence and all forms of crime.

I believe that there would be an immediate impact on
extreme poverty and hunger, primary education, gender
equality, child mortality, maternal health, HIV/AIDS,
and other diseases, environmental sustainability and
global development partnerships.

So I decided I would express these feelings to Ban Ki-moon,
Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Knowledge management has greatly accelerated my sense
and experience of Oneness over the years, so I blog it here.

I have met a few km bloggers that have shared this view with
me also. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anybody else
who shares these views.

If you are interested in my letter to the UN on Oneness, you
can read it on the home page of:

Ron Young

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Discover What You Know

Well, being a Lotus Notes/ IBM fan since the early 90's, I just had to include this one.

Ron Young

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Knowledge Ecologies

In preparation for a meeting on conserving global ecosystems,
from a knowledge management perspective, it occurred to me

a key component of a thriving and sustainable ecosystem,
or any type of global ecology, has to be the underpinning of a
global knowledge ecology to support and ensure wiser global
policies and decisions are made

To my mind, if an ecology is made up from a biodiversity of
inter-connected species, of minerals, water, micro-organisms,
insects, plants, animals, humans etc, all naturally inter-dependant,
then a knowledge ecology might be a diversity of inter-connected
technologies, processes, strategies, tools, methods and practices,
individuals, teams, organisations and communities?

Ron Young

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Global Knowledge Management and its contribution to global biodiversity and conservation

I shall be attending a workshop in Switzerland this week that
will be examining the state of the art and the developments with
open source and knowledge management standards for global
biodiversity conservation.

If anybody has any experience or useful links in this area,
I would be most grateful to hear from you.

Ron Young

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