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Jay’s first Un-Book

Hey – I am back in a project with Jay Cross and am thinking of posting my experiences to this same blog I used while participating in the Un-Workshop two years ago.

I have therefore changed the title of the blog to represent the actual projects.

So if you are looking at posts prior to today’s date they refer to the old headline:

What is in the UnWorkshop to unlock and speed up Collaboration?

Resources: If you want to …

  • … know more about Jay’s Un-Book? (PDF)
  • participate in the project: Purchase the Un-Book at Lulu (either in print or for download) to get both – the book at its actual release and access to the further developing resources on-line for a period of six months.

Hope you are going to join, but beware: The Un-Book is not about reading a book but about participating. See you there.

Informl PKM revisited

The Unworkshop is still in my mind and has to some extend changed my (business) live. In particular the concept of Personal Knowledge Management (see informL | PKM) keeps me thinking, experimenting and thus learning …

Today I have revisited the PKM resources on our informL wiki and I am suggesting to rearrange the seven PKM skills.

Instead of:(1) retrieving information; (2) evaluating/assessing information; (3) organizing information; (4) analyzing information; (5) presenting information; (6) securing information; and (7) collaborating around information

Use: (1) retrieving information; (2) evaluating/assessing information; (3) organizing information; (4) analyzing information; (5) composing information (6) presenting information; (7) securing information

Why do I suggest this?

  • Analysis and synthesis are two different tasks and require different skills and should each be represented as a separate stage
  • The new skill #5 composing (or re-composing) information can be seen as the work of an individual or of a group and would therefore implicitly include the missing skill-sets on collaborating around information.

What do you think? Please let me know if you are still tuned in even though I will only be posting sporadically on my blog in English.