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No. 54 October 2001
 

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Welcome to this October edition of I3 UPDATE / ENTOVATION International News. Problems/promises - the title of our second feature article - summarizes what many of us see on a day-to-day basis as we embark on knowledge initiatives. Through sharing our knowledge we hope to turn the promises into reality and overcome the problems. We hope that you too will use the knowledge packed into this issue, and our now very extensive archive at http://www.skyrme.com/updates/ archive.htm to do likewise.

David Skyrme
Managing Editor

MAIN FEATURE
Are Your Best Practices Really the Best?

From time to time it pays to revisit and question some of the basic knowledge management techniques that many of us take for granted. One of these is sharing best practices, which is frequently one of the first projects in a knowledge management initiative. But do we really understand them as much as we might think we do?


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SPECIAL FEATURE
Problems/Promises: Russia in the Knowledge Economy

Debra M. Amidon examines Russia's potential to move the economy from one based upon natural resources and individual output to one based upon the creation and application of knowledge.


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READERS' REPLIES

In tribute to the victims of the September 11th tragedy in the US, Bryan Davis writes a poem, "The Manhattan Pentagonal Project", while Karl Buchner responds to last month's article A Resource of Change.
Read their letters.


KNOWLEDGE DIGEST

A round-up of of recent developments.

Global Valuation and Accounting

New Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Management

Global Learn Day V - Real-Time International Learning

Struggling With Strategy


EVENTS

A selection of some of the best forthcoming events


THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH

"The kaleidoscope has been shaken. The pieces are in flux; soon they will settle again. Before they do, let us reorder the world around us."
(Tony Blair, UK Prime Minister, Speech to Labour Party Conference, 4th October)



 

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