Resource Garden


Imagine lush vegetation alternating with well-kept clearings that have benches, shades, and a web of garden paths connecting them all. The paths are well-indexed and lead to knowledge domains of interest to the visitors, domains that can be navigated by multiple methods to match their learning styles. Well that's the idea, and we are clearly not there yet, in fact, we are just putting the first seeds in the ground.

"Resource garden" is a metaphor to introduce a growing collection of knowledge resources that we will add every week. It is also a meme pointing to the not-so-distant future when the technology of 3D virtual worlds, such as Second Life, will provide a platform for complex knowledge ecosystems.

We have carefully selected all the "plants" in this garden, based on how relevant they are to one or more of the fields of practice that we are engaged in.

TitleAuthor/sAbstracts / PublicationYearsort iconCategoriesAccess
Connecting Our Conversations for Becoming Wiser Together

George Pór

Experience of intergenerational conversations led the author to pioneer the connection between local and global conversations. Published in Kosmos Journal Summer/Spring 2008.

Liberating the Innovation Value of the Communities of Practice

George Pór

This book chapter introduces a “CI Innovation Architecture” framework based on many years of the author's research and consulting work with communities of practice. It was published in "Knowledge Economics: Principles, Practices and Policies" its materials are drawn from the executive seminars about the same subject organized by the author at INSEAD and London School of Economics.

Collective Intelligence and Collective Leadership: Twin Paths to Beyond Chaos

George Pór

By looking at collective intelligence (CI) through four distinct lenses, this paper draws on recent research in organizational design, evolutionary economics, cognitive sciences, knowledge ecology and political economy to built a twin path forward: collective intelligence and collective leadership. It lays out elements of a framework for building this twin path beyond chaos.

Management Education and Knowledge Ecology

George Pór

Ecosystems of knowledge generate social and economic value for businesses.

Published in BizEd, the Magazine for Business Education

Building a Case for Communities of Practice: What Makes Them an Economic Imperative?

George Pór

In this article the author explores the potential of impact of communities of practice on organisational performance.

Designing for the Emergence of a Global-scale Collective Intelligence

George Pór

Calling for a large-scale research collaboration to explore the potential of globally distributed intelligence for solving world problems and closing the gap between the human condition and human potential.

Paper presented at the First Global Brain Workshop.

The Ecology of Knowledge: A Field of Theory and Practice, Key to Research & Technology Development

George Pór and Jack Spivak

The Ecology of Knowledge: A Field of Theory and Practice, Key to Research & Technology Development is a position paper presented at the "Consultation Meeting on the Future of Organisations and Knowledge Management" of The European Commission's Directorate-General Information Society Technologies in Brussels on May 23-24, 2000.

Nurturing Systemic Wisdom through Knowledge Ecology

George Pór

This article provides a framework that integrates "organizational nervous system" and "knowledge ecology".

It also gives step-wise guidelines to organizations who want to climb the knowledge > intelligence > wisdom ladder.

Published in The Systems Thinker.

Collective Intelligence as a Field of Multi-disciplinary Study and Practice

Tom Atlee and George Pór

Authors define the collective intelligence in its evolutionary dimension as the essential capacity to address the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century and analyze the spectacular rise of the this meme as a field of study and practice.

Knowledge Management for Organizational White-Waters: An Ecological Framework

Yogesh Malhotra

Article published in Knowledge Management (March 1999). The presentation focuses on the question how the knowledge ecology can facilitate the development of synergy between the data and information processing capacity and the innovative and creative capacity of human beings.