Saturday, January 20, 2007

And what we do with all the info?

Well, start with:

1. Package them into action plans... then,
2. Sell the package & plans... after that,
3. Update the package with new info and sell the new improved solutions, and go for bigger regional markets.
4. And very important, don’t forget -- tell the rakyat about it so that they will not be angry later for ‘non-action or slow action’.

What am I talking about?

It’s in the The Sunday Star, front page.

“Sea Change – Rising temperature in Indian Ocean may have caused Johor floods” – according to experts, yes local experts.

Now, my question is:

1. Why do we always get explanations blaming ‘mother nature’ after something tragic happened?

2. Was there an ‘alert memo’ given to the authorities by experts to warn us of all these (read: proactive)? Is there a culture of info sharing by the experts with decision makers for fast proactive rescue plans?

3. Is there a standard operating procedure for packaging valuable information like the Sea Change Phenomenon (read: making money from knowledge management while saving lives and limiting damages…), or are we seeing silos – the ‘standard habit’ of compartmentalizing knowledge and power for self-consumption and later storing the info-packages in libraries with nice indexes & beautiful bindings.

We should value research and forecasting efforts more than some normal but hyped-up ‘brick and mortar’ projects.

Perhaps we should have a new-improved roadshow on defining the real meaning of ‘knowldge management & knowledge economy’ AGAIN.

Because the last time, ‘knowledge economy’ was loosely defined as ‘buat perisian dan ketuk-ketuk komputer’ or ‘anything relating to dealing with computers’.

Correct me if I’m wrong.

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