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I Believe in the Value of Working out Loud

Tom Spiglanin

We all remember teachers in early school years insisting that we show our work. Or were they making sure we actually did the work and not copy answers from the back of the book? Showing work certainly continued long after those early years, and protests about having to do so mostly subsided, but it’s purpose evolved. In science and math, showing work was a disciplined way to solve complex problems. The Danger of Knowledge Hoarding.

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I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

The answer lies across several domains of a knowledge worker’s practice. These are good practices that help us grow our knowledge, but what we really need are mindful, disciplined processes for managing it on a daily basis. What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. PKM is distinct from organizational knowledge management, which is widely used today. Knowledge management systems only manage documents, or knowledge artifacts.