5 Books Every Business Professional Must Read

Alex Leake's picture

There is one quality that all successful business professionals share--regardless of their industry, talent or background--they read. So, whether you’re just starting out in your career, or consider yourself a seasoned professional, here’s a shortlist of five must-reads that are guaranteed to make you more effective in the workplace.

 

5. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Building a Data-driven Organization Starts with Culture

Michael Sims's picture

When I was in secondary school learning how to write essays, my teachers beat me over the head with the following adage about how to structure a paper: “tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them.” Well, I’m about to tell you what I’m going to tell you, only what I’m going to tell you is going to take the form of 12 months of research content instead of a high school English paper.  And (mercifully) I’m not going to be the only one doing the telling.

Why Knowledge Management Architecture Matters, Even When You Think It Doesn’t

Lauren Trees's picture

I talked to Seth Earley, CEO of Earley Information Science, about the role and future of knowledge architecture in machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.

Seth Earley will be a breakout session speaker at APQC’s 2017 Knowledge Management Conference April 27-28. You can learn more about APQC’s 2017 KM Conference here.

APQC: Why do many artificial intelligence experts dismiss the role of knowledge architecture and KM in AI?

Stop Being Afraid of Knowledge Management Forecasting and Measuring

Lauren Trees's picture

I interviewed Phillip Jones, manager of the change management practice at Access Sciences Corporation, about forecasting the benefits and measuring the results of knowledge management.

Some Great Knowledge Management Books For Spring Reading

Rachele Collins's picture

My son is in the 7th grade at Houston’s First Baptist Academy, home of the Warriors, and one of the school’s marketing posters that I used to love walking by in the school hallway was a sign with smartly dressed, fresh-faced FBA students and the caption “Begin Well.” I love this slogan – in only two words, it managed to convey the idea that by investing in your child’s early education at FBA, you are providing him or her a solid foundation to succeed later in life.

6 Proven Knowledge Retention Ideas To Avoid Disaster

Alex Leake's picture

We’ve all heard the saying “the only constant in life is change.” Change is happening faster than ever in companies around the world—whether it’s implementing new software, automating processes, or hiring/losing employees—your company will inevitably face change.

Opposite Day: How Organizations Should Approach Data & Analytics to Find Answers

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THE PROBLEM

Most organizations are still trying to wrap their heads around how they can use data and what kind of business results analytics can drive. Today is Opposite Day. In honor of this special day, I would like to provide you with a few tips on how organizations should approach data and analytics to find answers that help drive business outcomes. Many organizations have been approaching analytics wrong, and it has hindered the potential of what it can do for an organization.