The Knowledge Notebook — Knowledge and Judgment

By Laurence Prusak During the recent financial crisis, many people asked how such well-educated and highly trained traders, analysts, and brokers could have made such awful decisions.

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The Knowledge Notebook — What We Owe the Past

By Laurence Prusak Not long ago a few of us who work on this magazine were talking about creating some sort of knowledge map of a NASA program—perhaps Kepler or even Apollo.

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The Knowledge Notebook — Leadership and Knowledge

By Laurence Prusak I almost hesitate to write this column because I devoutly believe that too much is made of “leadership” in business curriculums and in the popular press.

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The Knowledge Notebook — Learning from History

By Laurence Prusak NASA’s fiftieth anniversary, being observed in a variety of ways this year, including in this special issue of ASK, makes me think about the importance of looking back—not just to celebrate but to learn from the past.

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NASA and the Future of Knowledge

By Laurence Prusak and Don Cohen NASA is unquestionably a knowledge-intensive organization. Among government agencies, it is probably the most knowledge intensive.

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The Knowledge Notebook — Managing Your OWN Knowledge

By Laurence Prusak Knowledge management as a discipline and practice has now been with us for about twenty years and shows no sign of disappearing into that distant land where old fads and fashions go.

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The Knowledge Notebook — Authors Who Make a Difference

By Laurence Prusak When I was twelve or so I fell in love with science fiction. It was a short but intense love affair lasting about three years, but its consequences are still very much alive within me. I was brought back to this early passion recently by reading some of the many obituaries for […]

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The Knowledge Notebook — The Costs of Knowledge

By Larry Prusak One of the defining features of society and the economy at the beginning of the twenty-first century is the plummeting cost of working with information.

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