Presentation on Knowledge Management LO17405

tom abeles (
Fri, 13 Mar 1998 08:03:36 -0600

Replying to LO17389 --

> A list of quick-quotes on bottom-line benefits from KM and LO would be
> valuable, particularly if they could demonstrate quick gains. Quick gains
> are the kind which get senior management excited :)
> Paul Foley

I am really curious as to whether this pronunciation of Paul's is true or
to what degree it is true. There is some evidence from polling of fund
managers on whether to buy, sell or hold that long term potential have
proven more accurate in how a stock is to perform- particularly in the
high tech arena where there is knowledge volatility. Thus, particularly in
the arena of KM, the protection of and nuturing of the "assets" which
represent the spread between the physical assets and the cooporate stock
value is critical.

Thus, we are starting to see that longer term vision, particularly in the
arena of KM may impact of short term response from institutional investors
who represent those whose decisions can cause major moves in the market
and thus the fiscal health of the corporation-its ability to borrow or

Thus, I am not so certain that Paul's statement is as much of a postulate
as it might seem. I am also interested in Paul's definition of "senior
management"- board rooms?, ceo's or somewhere down the line? what size
company and what is "short term" vs long term

And I wonder whether Peter Schwartz's "Art of the Long View" has fallen
out of favor so soon?

And to add a slight note of cynicism, I am wondering whether consultants
(internal or external) need to "churn" these issues in the same measure
that stock brokers churn stocks- no movement no consulting<grin>

tom abeles


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