Author archive for Alice MacGillivray

  • Mar192009
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    X-disciplines or lose relevance?

    News and conversations are filled with challenges that cross disciplinary divides: climate change, poverty and effective education to name...

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  • Mar072009
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    Assumptions about Assumptions

    I had an interesting airport experience yesterday. Realizing I was flyng with a U.S. based airline, I planned ahead...

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  • Mar012009
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    Metadata on Steroids

    Recently, Lisa Petrides posted this tweet: “listening 2 interesting talks on metadata (really!). we have 2 get away from...

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  • Feb212009
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    On Synchronicity

    We’re trained—as Rupert Sheldrake points out—to treat what we might call synchronicity (or coherence, or connection and alignment, or...

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  • Feb122009
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    What makes a blog post/tweet valuable?

    I am working with a group of talented and respected leaders, most of whom have not worked with technologies...

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  • Feb072009
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    Knowledge Management Research in Africa

    I noticed on twitter that “elmi” was trying to assemble a list of South African KM publications. The community...

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  • Feb052009
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    Public engagement & social technologies

    Today, Nancy White joined one of our calls for leaders in park and protected area systems. Our focus was...

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  • Jan272009
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    Continuity Alchemy

    Good knowledge management efforts often flounder because senior champions move on. I am thinking about what sorts of positions...

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  • Jan262009
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    Horizontal & Vertical Collide

    As I was fine-tuning my dissertation about how respected leaders work in horizontal, boundary spanning environments, I read a...

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  • Jan252009
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    The Scope of a Blog

    I hear colleagues talk about the importance of scope decisions in a blog. Some create separate blogs–or separate twitter identities–for...

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