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Archives for April, 2011


Knowing What You Know – Part 2: Explicit Profiling

by Darin Stewart  |  April 27, 2011  |  1 Comment

Chances are, you know more about high school classmates you haven’t seen in 20 years than you do about the colleagues and coworkers spread across your company.  People will lovingly craft elaborate profiles on Facebook, detailing out their every interest and activity for the past decade, but have a difficult time writing a one paragraph [...]

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Knowing What You Know: Expertise Discovery & Management

by Darin Stewart  |  April 19, 2011  |  2 Comments

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Lew Platt once famously quipped “If only HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times more efficient.” This is the perennial problem of the hidden expert. Most of the real “know-how” in an organization floats around in the form of tacit knowledge. That is, information that is not formally captured [...]

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Get your content to the gym!

by Darin Stewart  |  April 13, 2011  |  2 Comments

Metadata is a lot like physical exercise.  We know it’s good for us.  We know we should be doing more of it and that we’ll pay for it in the long run if we don’t.  So we commit.  We’re really going to do it this time. We’ll do it properly and stick with it.  Starting…tomorrow.  [...]

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The Benevolent Dictator Principle

by Darin Stewart  |  April 4, 2011  |  1 Comment

A few years ago, media incubator NewAssignment.net partnered with Wired magazine in a decidedly meta project called Assignment Zero.  The idea was to use crowdsourcing to produce an in depth study of crowdsourcing.  NewAssignment would “have a crowd of volunteers write the definitive report on how crowds of volunteers are upending established businesses, from software [...]

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