Thursday, June 30, 2005

Bill Cosby! You got to love this guy. One of the few people I know of that is not afraid to speak clearly, honestly, and openly about difficult issues. If you do not face the fact that there is a problem, you are never going to try to find a solution. Those who want to distract the attention of his message by playing the race card or by digging into his life are just wasting time. Evaluate the man on his intentions and better yet, evaluate him on the message he is delivering.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Positive attitude is all that you have at times. Recently, there have been some geniuses who have been getting on my case. I have to wonder what are their goals and objectives. If they think putting up road blocks is going to stop me from attaining my goals, they are sadly mistaken. I have been coached well, and will not let up. I will attain my goals due to perseverance and a positive attitude. Here are some interesting words by Herm Albright (1876 – 1944) – “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort”

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

What do you think about this Runaway Bride? My opinion: She is selfish and has caused havoc in the law enforcement arena. Some day a real person is going to be stranded and we may not take that seriously. Moreover, what kind of a society are we, where stunts like this get rewarded by exclusive interviews and movie deals? That is just rubbish.

I will be traveling to Washington D.C. tomorrow to give several talks to various industry and academic audiences. I am going to be speaking on the issue of crisis management and its close relation to information management. Crises are preceded by warning signs (informational elements), which if acted upon appropriately can lead an organization to thwart, or at the very least, minimize the damage of the crises. Most organizations seem to ignore these warning signs and then relegate crisis management to a series of reactive and foolish moves.

Monday, June 20, 2005

"Work like there is always a tomorrow, party like today is your last" - Kevin C. Desouza

Has anyone read this rubbish: CIA chief has 'excellent idea' where bin Laden is, see the news article on If Porter Goss, Director of the CIA, has information on where Bin Laden is, what is he waiting for - Chirstmas or let me see Independence Day Celebrations, to arrest him? I guess some people will say whatever to get some attention.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

I grew up in Doha, Qatar - beautiful city and interesting country. If you are visiting this page from Qatar, please drop me an email. I am trying to connect with some old colleagues. Chances are if you were in Doha from 1990-1996, you have probably heard of me – those were my glory years.

I am currently completing my PhD at the Liautaud Graduate School of Business, University of Illinois at Chicago. Getting a PhD degree is unlike any other endeavor that I have been associated with, both positively and negatively. Overall, I am having a good time. The most critical learning to date has been an increase in my patience levels.

Engaged Knowledge Management. I have a new book out. I authored this book with a colleage, Ms. Yukika Awazu. Here is the blurb from the publishers: The authors contend that current knowledge management efforts in organizations need to be re-focused so that they can be better poised for success. Topics discussed include: missing capabilities of knowledge management, knowledge management in strategic alliances, customer knowledge management, knowledge markets, and knowledge management systems, among others. The authors take a pragmatic approach to knowledge management and present the material in a jargon free and accessible way. Please see - The book is currently available in the European, Canadian, Australian, and Asian markets, and will be released in the US in October.

New Frontiers of Knowledge Management. I recently edited a collection of papers on Knowledge Management. The publisher's blurb: This book defines the new frontiers in knowledge management. It contains thinking by respected authorities in the field of knowledge management, information systems, and strategic management. The chapters range in their orientation from those that are more humanistic in their treatment, and those that take an economic perspective. All contribute towards deepening our understanding of what the new problems associated with achieving the goals of knowledge management are, and present possible solutions to the problems. Topics covered include: knowledge visualization, knowledge markets, ubiquitous information environments, knowledge flow dynamics, knowledge integration in teams, personalizing delivery systems and knowledge security mechanism. Please see - for more information. for more information. Contributors include: Larry Prusak, Ronald Kostoff, Roberto Evaristo, Ann Majchrzak, Carsten Sorensen, David Skyrme, Mark Nissen, and many more.

Welcome to my first blog. I will use this to post information on my eclectic, and sometimes controversial, thoughts on a number of issues ranging from how organizations manage knowledge, competitive and government intelligence activities, strategic management of information technology, management of technological innovations, to artificial intelligence, and philosophy of science.