Welcome to this edition of I3 UPDATE / ENTOVATION International News. This issue asks whether knowledge management has peaked. There is a special report on knowledge management in Japan, following a recent visit by ENTOVATION Founder Debra Amidon.
We wish you, your families and friends the season's greetings and may you prosper through knowledge in 2001.
Knowledge Management: Has It Peaked?
David Skyrme asks about the changing nature of knowledge management. It is evolving into its 2nd generation, but views as to what exactly that is vary widely. Organizations need to build on their knowledge about knowledge management in an evolutionary way. Unfortunately some of the pioneers have already forgotten what they knew in the past.....
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The Knowledge Sun Rising in Japan
Japan has made great contributions to the field of knowledge management. However, it has been rather invisible in world-wide knowledge circles. However, a recent symposium Intellectual Capital Management has raised the profile and has indicated - through some excellent case examples - how Japanese companies are reaping the benefits of the systematic application of knowledge....
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K-SHOP: OPEN FOR BUSINESS
The knowledge shop (K-shop) at the Knowledge Connections website is open for business. Shop browsers will find Executive Briefings and Toolkits on knowledge management available for for instant download.
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A round-up of of recent developments.
Knowledge Management Europe (digest) - report by Eunika Mercier-Laurent.
NIMCube - toolkit for R&D knowledge
Training Knowledge Leadership at the Banff Centre (digest) - report by Yvonne Buma.
New KMCI Courses
The Limits of Information Utilization (digest) - Guest article by David Hughes.
Knowledge Worth $1.25 billion
A selection of some of the best forthcoming events
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
When we really know who the next president of the United States is, will we be any the wiser?