• Innovation,  Knowledge

    Thriving in a disrupted world

    A belated write-up of my talk on Thriving in a Disrupted World at the Knowledge Management Australia 2017 Conference, which took place 1 to 3 August 2017. The conference was well-attended with fantastic speakers and was wonderfully organised by Steven Oesterreich @kmaustralia and the team at Ark Group who have been running the conference since 2004. Attendees and presenters were drawn from global private, public and third sector knowledge management practitioners and researchers including representatives from Australian Defence, NATO (Andy Anderson provided an overview of KM in practice in NATO, their concept development & experimentation group seems particularly interesting), Arup (Kim Sherwin @misskimsherwin a fellow member of #TeamLibrarian shared a remarkable culture and…

  • Creativity,  Innovation,  Knowledge

    Knowledge and storytelling

    As illustrated by cave paintings, humans have used stories to share insights, ideas and experiences with each other for at least 27,000 years. Storytelling, the oral communication of ideas, beliefs, personal histories and life lessons including setting, plot, characters, and a sequence of events in whatever form be it written, oral, paintings, architectural or other (Groce, 2004) might be considered the original form of knowledge sharing.

  • Creativity,  Innovation,  Inspiration,  Knowledge


    Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you, though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dizzy th’ arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither in respect of his quick sail. But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more. HAMLET (V.ii.113), to Osrick, of Laertes. Inventorially Inventorially (adv.) as in an inventory, one by one, in detail Inventorially, insights shared from research relating to knowledge, innovation and creativity, ‘one by one, in…