K* (and * stands for what exactly?)

Andrew Clappison:

Enrique Mendizabal on his ‘On Think Thanks’ blog today provided some interesting thoughts on the K* concept. It would be interesting to see whether participants at the conference (still going on in Canada) have any thoughts on his reflections.

Originally posted on on think tanks:

Knowledge management sounds as if we are controlling knowledge. Knowledge facilitator sounds as if we are not getting involved. Knowledge translator sounds as if we are just using google translate. Knowledge transfer? Intermediary? Etc. All that and more is the subject of the K* event being organised in Canada this week.

I’ve heard about this for some time already but am still not sure what it is supposed to be about, although every one seems to be in on it. (Even Appleton Estate rum.)

Dr. Alex Bielak is the main proponent of this idea/event and has shared some ideas on the GDNetblog. In a post titled What is KStar Initiative and why do we need it? he says:

er… he doesn’t really define it. Instead:

What was important to us was “getting on with it”, and not letting the terminology – important as it might be – get in…

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