HBR's Knowledge Management Book LO22635

Nigel Vickers (thenige@sprint.ca)
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 06:52:19 -0400

Replying to LO22585 --

Having read the book, it is apparent Harvard has selected articles over
the pre-history of KM, as well as more current works.

Drucker's article is dated 1988 and therefore prior to the general usage
and distinction of the term knowledge management as an entity of its own.
He speaks of challenges we still face today as 'information-based'
organizations: a unified vision; teaming; cross-functional R&D; etc. It
is the first of eight articles in the book.

Of the remaining seven, the articles I enjoyed most were:

a. Teaching Smart People How to Learn
b. Putting Your Company's Whole Brain to Work
c. How to Make Experience Your Company's Best Teacher

Look for Nonaka influence/recognition in:

a. Henley Management College, U.K.
b. the works of Yogesh Malhotra, Ph.D.
c. Lesley College School of Management

I found the book a tremendous bargain at $19.95. It spawned many valuable
discussions between myself and my colleagues. But then that's the beauty
of knowledge management -- it's a wonderfully collaborative exercise and

Nigel Vickers
Analysis by design, Inc.

Vana Prewitt wrote:

> Over the weekend, I picked up the Harvard Business Review on Knowledge
> Management. [Big snip by your host...]


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