Certification and Accreditation, Knowledge and Leadership, MAKE Awards, The Wealth of Networks

08-Aug-07 Archive of Weekly KM Blog by Stan Garfield

KM Question of the Week

Q: My organization is very interested in pursuing KM certification from well-regarded providers. Your thoughts will be most appreciated.

A: See Are you certifiable in knowledge management?

KM Blog of the Week

The Ferryman — Visit the knowledge river for conversations on innovation and knowledge management — by Barry Hardy

Knowledge and Leadership

We held a Knowledge Café recently in Basel to discuss Knowledge and Leadership. The following Ingredients for Leadership and Knowledge were discussed:

  1. Transparency and Trust
  2. Innovation
  3. Change Management
  4. Collaboration
  5. Technology
  6. Organizational Development

KM Link of the Week

Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, provides the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) studies.

KM Book of the Week

The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler

Yale University Press

With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic campaign to protect the entrenched industrial information economy of the last century threatens the promise of today’s emerging networked information environment.

In this comprehensive social theory of the Internet and the networked information economy, Benkler describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing — and shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people can create and express themselves. He describes the range of legal and policy choices that confront us and maintains that there is much to be gained — or lost — by the decisions we make today.

Yochai Benkler’s Wiki about the book

Blogs by Larry Prusak, David Weinberger, and Jesse Wilbur

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A Moment of Opportunity and Challenge 1

Part One. The Networked Information Economy 29

2. Some Basic Economics of Information Production and Innovation 35

3. Peer Production and Sharing 59

4. The Economics of Social Production 91

Part Two. The Political Economy of Property and Commons 129

5. Individual Freedom: Autonomy, Information, and Law 133

6. Political Freedom Part 1: The Trouble with Mass Media 176

7. Political Freedom Part 2: Emergence of the Networked Public Sphere 212

8. Cultural Freedom: A Culture Both Plastic and Critical 273

9. Justice and Development 301

10. Social Ties: Networking Together 356

Part Three. Policies of Freedom at a Moment of Transformation 379

11. The Battle Over the Institutional Ecology of the Digital Environment 383

12. Conclusion: The Stakes of Information Law and Policy 460

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

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