That Machine is a Better Storyteller Than Me

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I am willing to bet that machines wrote some of the emails, spider crawls, and media alerts that come across your screen every day. A grizzled sports writer didn’t write the recap of the baseball game; most weather alerts and forecasts weren’t written by a meteorologist; financial analyses and stock market reports were not written by an intern or junior staffer.

Is Anxiety Infecting Your Corporate Workspace?

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(Third and final installment in my series on Chip Conley and Airbnb)

I tease Chip Conley that it seems to be his destiny to be a serial disruptor of the hospitality industry, first as founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre, the second largest boutique hotel company in America, and now as the head of Global Hospitality and Strategy with Airbnb, a hot marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world.

Louis Richardson of IBM on Making Social Smart

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Virtually every mature KM program has or wants a social collaboration aspect, via SharePoint, Yammer, a wiki, or any one of the myriad open source or inexpensive proprietary and public social networking sites. Employees want to connect as easily at the office as they do in their personal life for a quick exchange, to follow people they like, and to create a personal brand.

Dr. John Medina on Brain Rules & KM

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Your brain is the most powerful knowledge management tool you have. Yet you may know more about designing a community of practice than capitalizing on how your brain works. Your brain is worth understanding if you are into KM: it’s the original information processer; the unrivaled content curator; and the source of inspiration, motivation, and collaboration.

Cognitive Computing and Analytics Will Bring Big Changes

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Cognitive computing will be as disruptive to organizations in the next decade as social media was in the last. Maybe more. 

Cognitive computing, along with its engines machine learning and predictive analytics, will radically transform the way we interact with content and each other in our digital lives. Content management, collaboration and the entire search experience will change and become more personal, more customized, and more automated.

Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?

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I bet that you suspect you are addicted. Just to be sure, answer the following questions honestly.

Chip Heath's Secret to Overcoming Confirmation Bias

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We all make some bad decisions: small ones, like buying those adorable shoes that were on sale but hurt your feet. Or colossal ones, like taking a bad job, investing in a doomed start-up or doomed-to-fail product, marrying someone obviously incompatible or invading a country. 

Why do smart people make dumb decisions?

Well, I happen to believe that the confirmation bias is often the culprit and pretty much at the root of many bad decisions and most human nearsightedness and meanness. It is why we get blindsided when the clues were there all along.

APQC Hosts Groundbreaking MENA KM Conference in Dubai

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APQC hosts MENA Knowledge Management Conference in November 2015In November 2015, APQC hosted a two-day MENA Knowledge Management Conference in Dubai, bringing high-caliber speakers from APQC’s membership to share their experiences and expertise with an eager international audience from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).