How Do Productive People Do It?

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Why are some people more productive than others?

To find out, I asked two stellar and productive past Big Thinkers to “Describe the circumstances under which you are most productive.” 

What Do Millennials Want Out Of Work?

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This year's Aspen Ideas Festival was highly tweetable, especially two tracks particularly relevant to the future of knowledge management (KM) and knowledge work in general.

Why Knowledge Management Should Embrace Budget Constraints

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As budgeting time approaches, our thoughts turn to how to wrangle more money for knowledge management (KM). Think of all the things we could do if we had a few more bucks.

Maybe we should be careful what we ask for. 

Deep Work: Is Knowledge Management Friend or Foe?

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In my last blog, I introduced Cal Newport and his concept of deep work, which raises some uncomfortable dilemmas for KM. Cal is author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, a very provocative work from the perspective of KM.

4 Rules to Avoid Distraction

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In my continuing quest to find focus in an age of digital distraction, I recently interviewed Cal Newport, bestselling author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.

In the Minute It Takes You to Read this Blog…

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Feel overwhelmed? Can’t get anything done? Maybe this is why.

Look at what happens in an “internet minute.”

Amazon Prime’s Random Approach To Productivity

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Amazon.  The Behemoth of Booksellers.  The Disruptor of Retail.   The Patron Saint of the US Postal Service (their Prime saved USPS’s bacon).

Amazon. The Paragon of Predictive Analytics.  The Role Model of Recommendation Systems.

Given Amazon’s obsession with data and analytics, I was blown away when I saw this video of how Amazon arranges their Prime Now warehouse.

Virtual Reality Needs to Go Social to Benefit KM

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Driving a Rover on Mars? Touring Valen's Reef in the Bird’s Head Seascape international preserve? Reliving Hurricane Sandy as the waters rose? I had a chance to experience all three of these in virtual reality (VR) at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival.