[ba-ohs-talk] Dave Snowden's Work and KM Research
- To: Edward Swanstrom <email@example.com>
- Cc: "'Maloney, John'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"'Harrow, Stuart'" <SHarrow@DCMDE.DCMA.MIL>,"Johnson, Garold (Gary) L." <email@example.com>,"OHS/DKR, SRI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Snowden, Dave" <SNOWDED@uk.ibm.com>
- From: Rod Welch <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 20:53:41 -0700
- Message-id: <3D5B25C5.81FE3FE9@attglobal.net>
Thanks for feedback correcting the record on 020812. I made the
change you requested. The error occurred, because your letter came
out of the blue after two (2) years, so I just didn't think to update
the contact record, since there is not a lot of activity on your
account. Didn't intend to cause any harm, just an oversight. (02)
Answering your question about the basis for who gets a copy... (03)
I sent a copy to John Maloney because he is mentioned in the record in
with Dave Snowden's work, which you discuss in your letter. A copy
was sent to Stuart Harrow because, as you can see from the reference
to Stuart in the record on 020612, Stuart has mentioned several times
the advantage of a good website, and I thought the websites referenced
in your letter were of the caliber he would appreciate. Sending him a
copy gives him a chance to provide feedback saying, "Yes that is what
I have been talking about;" or "No, I think thus and so." A copy went
to Dave because the record on 020812 comments on his work. Typically,
the record is distributed to give affected parties the opportunity to
provide timely feedback that helps refine accuracy of understandings
in order to avoid causing harm, as you did in your letter this
Your right about the challenge of a connected record giving the
appearance of spending all day behind the computer that is too costly
using technology and methods generally available. It discourages
using good practices, even when mandated by contracts and regulations,
as shown on 020504.... (05)
The history at this location beginning at line 421184 will be of
particular interest in formulating the important standards you are
putting together for KM. (07)
In keeping with your confidentiality notice I am sending copies to
people you have copied for the purpose of ensuring a complete record.
Also, sending a copy to Gary Johnson, who has been working on the
problem you cite about the record being too burdensome for widespread
use in daily work, and also, copying the OHS/DKR people because they
are working the same issue. This letter will help solve the problem
you bring up. (08)
Again, sorry about the mix-up on your address. As you note, I
appreciate there isn't enough time to respond, but thanks for
commenting about SDS after so many years, and congratulations on your
new assignment. (09)
Edward Swanstrom wrote:
> Why did you use my old title and address to send me a letter? Especially
> after I gave you correct information? It seems your system is not
> working very well to update old information with new information. Why
> did you copy others on this? Does you method capture your emotive
> reasons for this action?
> Reminds me of a man I read about who spent all day keeping a diary about
> everything that he did and ending with hundreds of volumes of works
> while missing out on life.
> This will be my last communication. It is too costly to interact with
> Edward Swanstrom
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rod Welch [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:16 PM
> To: Edward Swanstrom
> Cc: Maloney, John; Snowden, Dave; Harrow, Stuart
> Subject: Dave Snowden's Work and KM Research
> Please see my letter at...
> ...responding to your letter below.
> Edward Swanstrom wrote:
> > BTW - David Snowden does not represent the latest trend in KM. At the
> > next conference we will uncover his "Voodoo scientific approach" to
> > it. He is an embarrassment to the science-base side of KM.
> > --------------
> > I ran across your continuous comments. I have not rejoined KMCI.
> > It also seems that you spend much time capturing people's comments but
> > not really keeping up with the latest trends.
> > Knowledge Economics is based on the work of Fritz Machlup in the late
> > 50s to 80s. Over 100,000 articles have been written on this subject.
> > We started making a practical profession out of it in 2001 by forming
> > the Global Knowledge Economics Council.
> > Check out http://gkec.org and http://www.kmstandards.org and
> > http://www.eknowledgecenter.com for updates on this fast growing area.
> > Have fun!
> > Edward Swanstrom
> > CEO
> > Innovation Management Institute International (IMII) Secretary-General
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> > http://www.eknowledgecenter.com
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