Monday, March 06, 2006

Talking with the Masters

I had the pleasure and good fortune to have a cup of tea with Karl-Erik Sveiby this morning whilst he was in Brisbane after a conference and in between meeting with clients and associates.

I may have been a bit excited as I did a lot of talking for the first half hour in letting him know of my situation and circumstances concerning my role in Suncorp's Corporate Projects Division as Specialist Knowledge Management.

During a moment of lucidity I asked him what he was currently working on.

He told me of his new book coming out in June which is based on a number of Indigenous Australian Tribes on the NSW/QLD border, looking at how they have shared and maintained their cultural knowledge over thousands of years without written record an in some cases without a common language.

He said it started out as a study of the sharing of cultural knowledge but has ended up a work on society sustainability. I look forward to reading it. (Preview)