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Here’s a short list of our favorite books and publications related to building and curating e-bodies of knowledge, followed by a more extensive bibliography…

Recommended reading

Stage I knowledge curation, as still practiced today by native Alaskan tribes:

Merculieff, Ilarion, Wisdom Keeper: One Man’s Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People, North Atlantic Books, 2016.

Understanding deep structure, the underlying laws and principles which give rise to what is occurring on the surface, along with excellent insights into people and technology working in harmony, all as seen through the eyes of a top-performing hedge fund manager:

Dalio, Ray, Principles, Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Explanation-based knowledge (asking “why?“): Expressing your knowledge about a particular topic can be a daunting challenge.  How do you know if you’re providing too little detail, or too much?  This book gives you various ways to think about codifying knowledge.  It contains numerous templates and examples, plus a model the author calls the innate lesson cycle, which guides you through various phases of discovery, ranging from disrupting the status quo through designing and implementing change.  You’ll also discover ways to capture and express the thinking behind an idea, including how to document what options were considered along the way, something that is very rarely captured in practice.

Lewis, John, The Explanation Age (3rd edition), CreateSpace, 2013.

Applying knowledge: An excellent guide to building (and curating) one of the most powerful forms of sharing and applying knowledge…checklists.

Gawande, Atul, The Checklist Manifesto: How to get things right, Picador, 2010.

Industry standards: The latest draft ISO standard for knowledge management systems.

ISO Standard for KM systems


Performance Measurement

Hubbard, Douglas W., How to Measure Anything: Finding the value of “intangibles” in business (3rd edition), Wiley, 2010.

UX/UI (user experience/user interface)

Interaction Design FoundationThe Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed. (over 100 authors and over 4,000 pages)

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