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the knowledge process
My illustration of Ikujiro Nonaka’s four knowledge creation patterns in “The Knowledge-Creating Company

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Asking good questions

My PhD supervisor told me (many moons ago): “Once you know the right question, then the answer is obvious”. Of course, the real trick is to find the right questions without limiting yourself to what you already know; or think you know. Pohlman & Thomas describes a simple matrix of four types of questions to help…… Continue reading Asking good questions

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Context

Context is what gives meaning to what we say and do. It forms the basis for all of our decisions. Or as Diana Montalion eloquently expressed it: In The Lord of the Rings, Frodo’s journey to destroy the ring is meaningful inside the context of Middle Earth. Otherwise, he’s a short, hairy guy with apocalyptic…

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Knowledge patterns

Below is my illustration of Ikujiro Nonaka’s four knowledge creation patterns in “The Knowledge-Creating Company“. Mr Nonaka’s four knowledge patterns are insightful and illustrate nicely the interplay between tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. The article is well worth reading, but here’s the quick summary: Tacit to tacit knowledge (observe): One person through observation, imitation, and…

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