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June 2003    Feature
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No. 74

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David J. Skyrme


Future of I3 UPDATE / ENTOVATION International News:
The End of an Era

David J. Skyrme

I3 UPDATE started as an occasional hard-copy newsletter in 1993. It went electronic in 1996 and in April 1998 (edition No. 18) it combined with the newsletter of ENTOVATION International to create the newsletter produced monthly today. When it started there were few other knowledge agenda newsletters. Now, there is a wide selection, offered by consultancies, publishers and associations. Writing a newsletter requires a regular monthly commitment, something that gets more difficult to slot into my busy schedule. With so much already written about KM, it gets difficult to find something that is genuinely new. Also, as I reach semi-retirement in 2 months time, I want to concentrate more on new agendas (such as environmental sustainability) and focus my writing on more substantive content (such as K-Guides and Reports sold from the K-Shop at our website

ENTOVATION, too, is evolving and changing, with a renewed sense of vigour and new structures. As the innovation agenda becomes more important and knowledge gains more attention at policy level, it is refocussing on its core competency of Knowledge Innovation® rather than mainstream KM.

Our plans for using the email list with your names are not yet finalized. It's possible that we will produce occasional articles or thought pieces on our current themes, without being constrained by a monthly 'treadmill'. It's possible we will create two lists with different foci. In order to comply with Data Protection and Privacy legislation, if we depart from our current focus, or generate a new newsletter with a different focus, we will notify you through this list and our website and ask you to opt in.

For the final issue of I3 UPDATE / ENTOVATION International News in its current form (No. 75) we plan to do 75 Knowledge Nuggets from the 75 issues that we have produced.

If you have any reflections on:

a. I3 UPDATE / ENTOVATION International News - past and present
b. What you would like to see in the future

please let me know indicating if you do not want your reply or extracts from it to be publicized (otherwise we may share your thoughts with other readers).

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