Inside Knowledge Magazine /Knowledge Management Magazine Archive
Volume 12 Issue 1
KM: The equaliser in Latin America
Probably the most striking example of the economic disparities between countries of the world can be found in North and
But as the
At the very time the world economy is in a slump,
In both case studies, knowledge management has gone from ‘nice to have’ to ‘must have’. And so, this quartet of stories is not just for people interested in the economy in
However, the message of this special issue presents more than just a model for other undeveloped and underdeveloped countries of the world – though that message is clear. Embedded in these stories is a shock treatment for developed countries not yet fully engaged in knowledge management initiatives as a way of competing in not only a global world, but an equal opportunity world.
In Latin America, it won’t be just
The big story, then, is that the knowledge phenomenon isn’t just about a new management style; it’s the key to opportunity in a global world open for business – any business, anywhere.
Jerry Ash, Editor
IK cover feature: Knowledge management and innovation in the Latin American region
Latin American countries are aware that financial capital has been replaced by human capital and they have plenty of it. They are deliberately latching onto the knowledge advantage from Mexico to Venezuela. This report begins a series of reports in this issue of Inside Knowledge magazine.
The knowledge: Stowe Boyd
Constructed with Social Tools
Book review: The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work
Virtual networking may be the boon of a growing global business world, but virtual communication lacks something important body language. Once youve taken nonverbal communication away from human discourse, you have no way of reinforcing your credibility or reading the true feelings or meanings behind what other people say.
The Gurteen perspective: Raising all the ships on the sea
What is the commons? Many of you will have heard of the tragedy of the commons where limited natural resources such as the land and the sea are overused and polluted as people act in their own self-interest.
Thought leader: Dont connect the dots; watch the noise
On 12 September, 2001, I received an e-mail from the CEO of my company (a federal contracting firm located just outside Washington DC). As F-16s continued their combat air patrols over my neighbourhood, I read, paraphrasing: John, yesterday (9-11) was a failure of knowledge management. In the years to come, this will be the critical area for improvement.