Originally published on November 22, 2017

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. I am very thankful for my colleagues in knowledge management (KM) and the knowledge they share.

To express my gratitude, I am sharing ten categories of KM resources, each with ten links to useful sources of knowledge about the field. The ten resources in each category are recommended starting points for those who want to learn more about KM.

Each category heading is linked to a more extensive list for greater exploration. I hope you will find this information helpful. If so, please share this article further, adding links to other resources you have used.


  1. KM Blogs
  2. KM Books
  3. KM Communities
  4. KM Conferences
  5. KM Consultants
  6. KM Periodicals
  7. KM Sites
  8. KM Thought Leaders
  9. KM Training
  10. KM Tweeters

— Appendix: 10 More Resources

1. KM Blogs

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  1. Mary Abraham — Above and Beyond KM
  2. Howard Cohen — Cohenization Project
  3. Chris Collison — Knowledgeable
  4. Nancy Dixon — Conversation Matters
  5. David Griffiths — Human Factor One
  6. Patrick Lambe, Edgar Tan & Paolina Martin — Green Chameleon
  7. Nick Milton — Knoco Stories
  8. James Robertson — Column Two
  9. Mark Schenk and Shawn Callahan — Anecdote
  10. Dave Snowden — Cognitive Edge

2. KM Books

  1. Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan
  2. Learning to Fly: Practical Knowledge Management from Leading and Learning Organizations by Chris Collison and Geoff Parcell
  3. Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know by Thomas Davenport and Laurence Prusak
  4. Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive by Sharing What They Know by Nancy M. Dixon
  5. The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Embedding Effective Knowledge Management in your Organization by Nick Milton and Patrick Lambe
  6. If Only We Knew What We Know: The Transfer of Internal Knowledge and Best Practice by Carla O’Dell and C. Jackson Grayson
  7. Knowledge Management in Practice by Anthony J. Rhem
  8. KNOWledge SUCCESSion: Sustained Performance and Capability Growth Through Strategic Knowledge Projects by Arthur Shelley
  9. The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization by Thomas A. Stewart
  10. Cultivating Communities of Practice by Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, & William M. Snyder

3. KM Communities

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  1. APQC KM Community
  2. Gurteen Knowledge Community
  3. KM4Dev community of international development practitioners
  4. SIKM Leaders — Monthly calls the third Tuesday of every month from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
  5. Special Libraries Association (SLA) Knowledge Management Division
  6. KM Chicago
  7. KM Jobs Group
  8. SIKM Boston Chapter
  9. Twin Cities KM Forum
  10. AuSKM: Australian Society for KM

4. KM Conferences

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  1. APQC Annual KM Conference — April, Houston TX
  2. KMWorld — November, Washington DC
  3. SLA Annual Conference
  4. AIIM Conference
  5. KM4Dev
  6. Henley Forum (UK)
  7. European Conference on Knowledge Management
  8. KM Asia
  9. KM Australia
  10. Midwest KM Symposium

5. KM Consultants

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  1. Mary Abraham
  2. Chris Collison
  3. Nancy Dixon
  4. Susan Hanley
  5. Ed Hoffman
  6. Bill Kaplan
  7. Patrick Lambe
  8. Nick Milton
  9. Chris Riemer
  10. Thomas Vander Wal

6. KM Periodicals

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  1. Anecdote Newsletter
  2. Guided Insights Communique
  3. Gurteen Knowledge-Letter
  4. Inside Knowledge
  5. KM4Dev Journal
  6. KMWorld Magazine
  7. Knoco Newsletter
  8. K Street Directions
  9. RealKM
  10. Step Two Designs Newsletter

7. KM Sites

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  1. Anecdote
  2. APQC
  3. Cognitive Edge
  4. Green Chameleon
  5. Gurteen Knowledge Website
  6. KMedu Hub
  7. KMWorld
  8. Knoco KM Reference
  9. Stan Garfield’s KM Site
  10. Step Two Designs

8. KM Thought Leaders

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  1. Shawn Callahan — Storytelling and Anecdote Circles
  2. Chris Collison — KM approaches
  3. Nancy Dixon — Conversation
  4. Valdis Krebs — Organizational Network Analysis
  5. Patrick Lambe — Taxonomy and KM Methods
  6. Nick Milton — KM techniques
  7. Larry Prusak — Knowledge
  8. Dave Snowden — Cynefin Framework and Sense-making
  9. David Weinberger — Information
  10. Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner — Communities of Practice

9. KM Training

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  1. Anecdote
  2. APQC
  3. Common Knowledge Associates
  4. Earley Information Science
  5. Full Circle Associates
  6. KMWorld
  7. Knoco
  8. SLA
  9. Straits Knowledge
  10. Working KnowledgeCSP

10. KM Tweeters

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  1. Helen Blunden ActivateLearn
  2. Jon Husband jonhusband
  3. Boris Jaeger KMeducation
  4. Harold Jarche hjarche
  5. Jim McGee jmcgee
  6. Kate Pugh katrinapugh
  7. Euan Semple euan
  8. Arthur Shelley Metaphorage
  9. Catherine Shinners catshinners
  10. Luis Suarez elsua

Appendix: 10 More Resources

  1. 10 Ways to Build Expertise in Knowledge Management
  2. KM Resources
  3. Knowledge Management Overviews, KM 101 resources
  4. Knowledge Management Videos and Workshops
  5. Recommendations
  6. Maxims
  7. My Blogs
  8. My Books
  9. My Answers to Questions
  10. Recordings of my interviews, presentations, and webinars

Written by

Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager https://sites.google.com/site/stangarfield/

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