I have attended Harold Jarche’s Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) workshop twice, and they have been wonderful learning opportunities. There is a kind of meta-learning involved that I seldom experience otherwise: I learn about how I learn.
One of the images Harold uses to describe PKM is this
Harold describes PKM as:
PKM is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society. PKM means taking control of your professional development, and staying connected in the network era, whether you are an employee, self-employed, or between jobs.
Personal – according to one’s abilities, interests & motivation.(not directed by external forces)
Knowledge – understanding information and experience in order to act upon it.(know what, know who, know how)
Mastery – the journey from apprentice to disciplined sense-maker and knowledge catalyst.(masters do not need to be managed)
After talking about PKM at conferences and aiming to apply it at work, I am now applying it in a new blog. Since I work in the automotive industry, there are many trends and technologies within artificial intelligence (AI) that will affect us. This is a fascinating area to me, marrying the most human aspects with the most technical. To keep track of all the top news in this area, I created a blog called The Deckard Blog – named after the main character in Bladerunner. An example post can look like this:
The blog gathers what I think are the best AI news, quotes them, and then groups them into subject categories:
This way I can, based on my own interest in and fascination in a subject, Seek the most relevant news, Sense by categorizing it and explaining it, and Share by posting on the blog.
I will see where this adventure takes me, but at least I have taken the first step.