KM Method cards
I don’t decorate ThinkingShift with a lot of annoying ads or pimp products but when something fabulous and worthwhile comes along, I’m happy to blog away. ThinkingShift good friend, gentleman and scholar, Patrick Lambe of Straits Knowledge, was breezing through Sydney last week and we caught up for a quick coffee.
And he gave me a present – the KM Method Cards that Straits Knowledge have just launched. Basically, they’re beautifully illustrated cards that summarise 80 KM approaches, methods or tools. They’re colour-coded too for ease of reference so red cards talk about approaches; green cards take a look at methods; and yellow cards focus on tools. I can see these cards being really handy for KM brainstorming or strategy sessions and for educational purposes or as quick reference guides. I plan to use them to just visualise KM nirvana – cluster them around themes and talk about how to get there.
As usual, Patrick and his team have come up with something smart, useful and playful. I’ve shamelessly ganked the images below from Patrick’s site. The first image shows examples of KM Method cards:
This image is the Guide to Contents:
And you can buy the KM Method Cards here at Straits Knowledge online shop – a steal at US$50.00 (one day I expect Patrick to open up an Amazon-style online store stuffed full of taxonomy products and scholarly works!).
Patrick also tells me that he’s planning to write his next book later this year – he has a habit of squirreling himself away in Ireland or Australia and writing like a mad thing for a couple of months. I’ll let him tell you what that book might be about but can’t wait to see it published because Patrick is one of the sharper minds around.
Now….if I could just think how to produce Privacy Cards – all the methods used to invade our privacy – I might hit the jackpot. And I could set up an online store that absolutely no-one would be able to access because I’d be paranoid about privacy!!!