Celebrating 40 Years of RENEWAL and Reinvention

Carla O'Dell's picture

This year marks APQC’s 40th anniversary, so all year long we could hardly wait for the big team party we were planning for the fall. But Hurricane Harvey had something else in store for us, and so our celebration plans ended up underwater – quite literally in this case.

Overconfidence in Full Effect

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Every so often, I hear the hilarious statistic cited that ninety percent of drivers think that they are better than the average driver. It goes without saying that this is a mathematical impossibility. And it demonstrates the proven cognitive bias known as “illusory superiority.” Why, in an evolutionary sense, humans ended up overestimating their own abilities is beyond me (although it’s a stimulating web search rabbit hole), but it never ceases to astonish me when I see it.

The Future Is Here, Are You Ready?

Carla O'Dell's picture

Digital transformation is on the strategic agenda for many organizations. However, there is confusion about how to differentiate true digital transformation from discrete digital projects shrouded in hyperbole.

Worthless Words about Priceless Memories

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I’m going to start off this blog with a few (seemingly) random facts. First, it’s springtime. Second, my friends and I are in our late twenties. Finally, I participate in social media. These facts are relatively meaningless on their own, but, when taken in combination, they can mean only one thing: I see lots and lots of wedding photos each and every day. 

The Toyota Way Starts with Long-Term Philosophy

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This post is part of a short series that will walk you through the 14 principles of Toyota’s production system (TPS) as described in Jeffrey Liker’s book, The Toyota Way, and provide you with practical tips on how and why to apply these principles at your own workplace.

5 Books Every Business Professional Must Read

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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

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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?