This website covers topics on knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints, amongst other topics. Opinions expressed here are strictly those of the owner, Jack Vinson, and those of the commenters.

Communication and knowledge

Lilia at Mathemagenic relates finding a quote from Edwin Schlossberg, "The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think."

For Lilia this inspires thinking about some of the philosophy in KM, particularly the discussion of knowledge vs. information. (Go read.)

For me, I think this has everything to do with good communication. If I can speak or write or draw well, then I have a much easier time of transferring knowledge to my audience. This means I have to know and understand my audience and their basic approach to the world.

I had the pleasant experience with tutoring recently, where I was able to convey a method for solving quadratic equations to a 12 or 13-year old girl who has been struggling. The next week, she came back and showed me that she had been practicing what I taught her. Good for her! I was able to give her tools that made sense, based on her current experience with that level of mathematics. (This week, I get to find out how she did on those tests.)

Individual measurement in team efforts

Knowledge is power