All tagged networks
I don't quite know how I got on this kick of reading, but in the last year or two, I have read a number of books that are centered around the 18th and 19th Centuries and many of the discoveries and social upheavals that happened around that time. It's fascinating to learn about how these things are all inter-related. The Invention of Air by Stephen Johnson is another of those books.
What are the common notions about "lost knowledge?" It turns out the common notions aren't always correct, according to a study from Lori Rosenkopf at Wharton.
Clarke Ching has found an interesting (and long) report that uses Theory of Constraints to study the UK Network Rail's capacity.
An excellent Jay Cross and George Siemens audio discussion at Ed Tech Talk was published yesterday (3 Nov 2005). The topics included connectivism, informal learning, objectivity vs. subjectivity, corporate and higher education.
"Mapping Knowledge Domains Colloquium 2003" is an interesting person-topic map for a conference. I would find this sort of map to be incredibly helpful coming into a conference or other meeting of people who I don't quite know yet.
Dina Mehta has written a piece about what blogs have done for her in the past three years. I have to agree with a number of her sentiments, but most critically "My blog has become my social network."
A review of Andrew Hargadon's "How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate." I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in the general topic of innovation as well as for Hargadon's insights on how people interact and even a few comments about knowledge management.