KM Books Recommended by Kaye Vivian, 2007 US KM Conferences, Benefits of Threaded Discussions

29-Nov-06 Archive of Weekly KM Blog by Stan Garfield

KM Books

KM Books and Text Books recommended by Kaye Vivian


“If I had to limit myself to only six of them to guide me in building an enterprise wide KM program, these are the six I would have on my shelf (today!)”

  1. Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice by Kimiz Dalkir
  2. Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive by Sharing What They Know by Nancy M. Dixon
  3. The Future of Knowledge: Increasing Prosperity through Value Networks by Verna Allee
  4. Community Building on the Web: Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities by Amy Jo Kim
  5. Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know by Thomas H. Davenport and Laurence Prusak
  6. The Knowing Organization: How Organizations Use Information to Construct Meaning, Create Knowledge, and Make Decisions by Chun Wei Choo

Longer lists of others that are all very good:

  • Business Practical KM Books
  • Scholarly KM Texts and Text Books
  • Outstanding Books on Specific Components of KM
  • Not Specifically KM, but Helpful to KM Thinking
  • KM Standard

KM Links

2007 US KM Conferences

KM Questions

Q: What are the benefits of participating in community threaded discussions?

A: The benefit to participating is primarily to the subscribers, and secondarily to the organization. Threaded discussions enable subscribers to:

  1. share new ideas, lessons learned, proven practices, insights, and practical suggestions
  2. innovate through brainstorming, building on each other’s ideas, and keeping informed on emerging developments
  3. reuse solutions through asking and answering questions, applying shared insights, and retrieving posted material
  4. collaborate through conversations and interactions
  5. learn from other members

The organization benefits by having:

  1. a reliable place where people with questions and problems can be directed to get answers and solutions
  2. a searchable archive of the discussions
  3. a way for people to learn about their interest and develop in their specialty

As more people subscribe to threaded discussions, greater benefits result. This is due to having:

  1. the widest possible range of perspectives
  2. the greatest possible number of people to answer questions and solve problems
  3. greater leverage of all knowledge shared

Written by

Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store