Category Archives: Tribal Knowledge Paradox

Using Kan Ban to Manage Business Expansion

A number of years ago, I had the privilege of meeting William Gore of W.L. Gore Associates. I was scheduled to meet with him over some technical things and toward the end of the discussion he got into how he decided … Continue reading

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A View of Pioneers and Settlers from a David McClellan Perspective

I posted an article in response to a opinion piece about Google’s understanding of the perfect team (What Google learned about creating the Perfect Team). The article is on this website and is entitled (Pioneers and Settlers on the Perfect … Continue reading

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Chalking the Field

The term “chalk the field” means exactly what it implies. Remember the games growing up. I grew up in the country and had a field that the neighboring farm kids and he would use to play baseball. We didn’t have … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge, No Blame and Honest Data

A number of years ago, I wrote a column for the Oakland Chamber of Commerce on the Tribal Knowledge Paradigm and one of the issues that came up was a particular company’s inability to get orders on time to the customer.  I … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Paradigm: Basics

What is Tribal Knowledge? (This is the first part of the 3rd Chapter of the new book: The Tribal Knowledge Paradigm to be published October, 2012.)  We struggled with a definition, as there was no usable one available anywhere.  So … Continue reading

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