Category Archives: WUKID

Too Much to Know – The Death of the Long Form Book?

At dinner the other evening at Crush with my valued all things marketing and branding colleague, Katherine James Schuitemaker, I shared with her that I finally produced a draft of the book on Attenex Patterns I’ve wanted to write for … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities – Really?

Russ Ackoff shared that the best knowledge system he knew was to have an intelligent set of graduate students that knew him.  In 1985 when we were meeting regularly, he described the joy every morning of coming in and having … Continue reading

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ALL-IN-1 Philosophy

In the process of describing the Making of Enterprise Software – ALL-IN-1, I came across the ALL-IN-1 Philosophy we published in 1982.  I was impressed at how much I still adhere to this philosophy thirty years later.  This philosophy was … Continue reading

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The Future of Higher Education – MLA Seattle

Action driving tweets – who knew that such few characters of text could drive action that leads to engaging learning. A few days ago, Cathy Davidson tweeted that she was headed to Seattle, WA to the Modern Language Association Conference … Continue reading

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The Four Boxes of Knowing

While reading David Weinberger’s latest book Too Big To Know:  Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room, I was reminded of the Four Boxes of Knowing. … Continue reading

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The Economy of the Firm – Russ Ackoff

Russ Ackoff had an incredible eye for looking at things we all take for granted and see the systems implications behind them.  As we gear up for another election year, and hear both parties share their vision for what democracy … Continue reading

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Russ Ackoff – The Aesthetics of Work

While working with Russ Ackoff, he noticed that the company that we were working with at the time – Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) – seemed to be stuck in OK performance, but not exciting performance.  He pointed me to one … Continue reading

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