The Psychology Of Success. So far there is one other big difference between those who go into business for themselves and those who don't... Entrepreneurs don't care what other people think about them. "They really don't care as much...They're just happy to go ahead and do what they're doing." [elearningpost via thomas n. burg | randgänge]
Summary: Understanding 'knowledge' is no simple thing. The lead that T.D. Wilson (thanks to Seb Paquet ) has provided us can give us a good start. In this entry I sketch an outline not only of what knowledge is but how, in general, one recognizes knowledge when demonstrated by individuals or groups of individuals acting as 'one'.
Why I Conference Blog. More than a couple of people noticed me and Ernie the Attorney blogging next to each other from PopTech. "Why?" they asked. "Why are you so focused on blogging the conference?" [JOHO the Blog]
David is doing an amazing job at it. Run to his blog.
A clear explanation of one way deep change occurs, with a couple neat diagrams thrown in. The rub here is that beliefs, assumptions and values are largely tacit, and that we're usually not trained to become aware of them.
It's a good read. Of particular interest to me was where Jim talks about how, with the advent of purely digital methods of working, only the finished product survives. This implies that it is only the finished item, and not how it was derived, that has value. But we know that's wrong, our experience tells us that seeing the production is how we learn.
Another key aspect to visibility into a process is what you do when the finished item turns out to be wrong. If you need to backtrack and try a new direction, what are you working from?
Blogs are our Avatars. I was mulling over the difference between posting in mailing lists and posting to your own blog. We can communicate equally well in both media; and both media provide for a public record. So what accounts for the growing preference of people to have their own blog? It's simple, the presentation of a person in a mailing list is fragmented, there is no coherance ... their personality is scatterd amoung their different posts. Not so with a blog, one's personality comes through loud and clear. Its like when we go to a party ... we dress up ... we try to present ourselves as we want to be seen, we can do that in our own blog, it's a lot harder in mail groups and in Usenet.
I think (hope) blogs will evolve rapidly ... they will become our public persona ... they will become our avatars !!. [Seth Russell's Blog]
When I'm physically present with someone, my body is my interface to them, and their interface to me. The weblog is truly performing a similar function on the net, but perhaps in an even more powerful manner. You can't read my mind by just seeing me, but you learn a lot about me just by reading this very webpage. I explain this a little bit more in my blog's introduction and in this post.
I'm happy to report that many interesting people have already showed up on the group-forming mailing list. One thing I find particularly exciting is that so far the crowd seems rather diverse, which was one of my hopes.
Dru Oja Jay is a New Brunswick-based socio-techno-philosopher who simultaneously works on many websites and is interested in "the Web for normal people" - a frustrating enterprise that has led him to reconsider the usefulness of print.
Eric Hanson is a hobbyist from Washington state with a fascination with "websites that prompt real-life action".
Lyn Headley is a hacker in the process of becoming a philosopher in Mexico. His influences: educational philosopher John Dewey, George Herbert Mead and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu.
Matt Mower is a UK-based knowledge management consultant interested in making social aggregation work for that vast majority of people who are not "in the loop" yet.
Hugh Pyle works at Groove Networks and is interested in getting technology out of the way of people who want to get together.
Elijah Wright researches information science at Indiana University. He wants to "push rhetorical and linguistically-derived discourse analysis / computer-mediated communication a little bit closer together".
Kevin Jones, a serial entrepreneur and writer, is interested in social purpose businesses.