I find myself on both sides of this idea when I'm listening to clients about their business/products/services/processes requirements and then trying to explain to them the business advantages of social network software. What happens on both sides is we assume too much and expect others to at least have an understanding of the basics. Hell, most people are overwhelmed. Anyway, here's an interesting article form The NY Times about innovation and "the curse of knowledge".
Below is information on an innovation conference that I received in an email. What's interesting is that conversations on all of the topics and the core competencies are freely available on the net. Use del.icio.us (the filtered net), technorati, google or yahoo blog search to find deep smarts. Aside from meeting new people or making contacts, conferences hold little value for me anyhow.
This is the new era of the unconference and enterprise 2.0. The net is the new meeting place. Limited not by cash resources but by imagination.
One of the most thoughtful bloggers, Dave Pollard, on knowledge managemt (km) and adaptive learning has an interesting post. Here's an abbreviated version but do check out his full post. FWIW Dave's blog is loaded with great stuff on KM, so don't stop with he latest post.
Knowledge Sharing - Cast a wide net.
As a business professional, you know that now, more than ever, knowledge sharing is becoming a crucial aspect of the business process. Having an open mind and casting a wide net yields the greatest results.
Here's an interesting article, Selling Soup, from The NY Times. Go a head, read it.
Replacing retirees and recruiting new talent will impact every business as well as every government agency. I wonder what these organizations are using to capture the deep smarts of retirees? Although they are probably not looking at social network software - they should be!