Organizational Learning & Knowledge Management LO23961

From: Winfried Dressler (
Date: 02/11/00

Replying to LO23933 --

Fred Nickols replied to my analysis of his suggested central Polanyi quote
on tacit knowledge:

>>Proposition: Tacit knowledge can exist.
>Agreed. But in what form? I don't think it is know-about and I
>don't think it is part of that captured body of knowledge. I think
>tacit knowledge exists as know-how; it is, therefore, unique to
>each individual.

This is my about-knowledge on knowledge day today, trying to capture some
of it. I slowly feel depleted.

Thanks to Dori, I feel my hunger for a good novel, rich in silent tacit
knowledge conveyed as content in the form of masterly put words and
sentences written with no other intend than to let the unsaid resonate in
all colors and sounds perceivable only for the heart.

Transmitting from tacit to tacit. Connect to our common core of meaning. I
will not write an essay on what the author wanted to say. But maybe I will
write a poem to celebrate the joy of understanding. Greetings Andrew. You
have taken care of me just now.

Thank you.

Liebe Gruesse,



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