Gurteen Top Ten


There are over 5,000 pages on this website and at times I find it difficult to find the stuff that I really love and is important to me and so I have tagged a number of pages as being in my 'top ten' - resources that have influenced me the most and continue to do so.

There are several 'top ten' categories and I am sure I will add more over time and the lists will not remain unchanged for long.

I have yet to tag all the pages that I feel should be included. So see this as a continuing 'work in progress'. But then that is the nature of this whole site.

I am also starting to realise that maybe I should have made this my 'top 20' - there is just so much good stuff.

And a final note - the lists within the categories are in alphabetical order.

Top Ten Books
  Awareness (1990) by Anthony de Mello

  Difficult Conversations (1999) by Douglas Stone , Bruce Patton , Sheila Heen 
How to Discuss what Matters Most

  How Children Fail (1964) by John Holt

  Man's Search for Meaning (1946) by Viktor E. Frankl

  On an unexamined life by Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC) Greek Philosopher

  Science Order & Creativity by David Bohm, F. David Peat

  The ClueTrain Manifesto (2000) by Christopher Locke, Rick Levine , Doc Searls , David Weinberger
The End of Business as Usual

  The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck
A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) by Stephen Covey
Restoring the Character Ethic

  The World Is Flat (2005) by Thomas L. Friedman 
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

  Walden (1854) by Henry David Thoreau
Life in the Woods

Top Ten Influencers
  Anthony de Mello (1931 - 1987) Jesuit Priest

  Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) American Author

  Lawrence Lessig Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

  Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  Robert M. Pirsig (b. 1928) Author

  Stephen Covey (1932 - 2012) Author & Consultant

  Theodore Zeldin (b. 1933) Historian & Author

  Tom Peters Consultant & Author

Top Ten KM Books
  Building a Knowledge Driven Organization (Feb 2004) by Bob Buckman

  Learning to Fly (2004) (Oct 2004) by Chris Collison, Geoff Parcell
Practical knowledge management from leading and learning organisations

  Post Capitalist Society (1993) by Peter F. Drucker

  Stealth KM (Mar 2006) by Niall Sinclair 
Winning Knowledge Management Strategies for the Public Sector

  Storytelling in Organizations (Jan 2005) by John Seely Brown, Katalina Groh , Larry Prusak, Steve Denning
Why Storytelling Is Transforming 21st Century Organizations and Management

  The Future of Knowledge (Oct 2002) by Verna Allee
Increasing Prosperity through Value Networks

  The Knowledge-Creating Company (1995) by Ikujiro Nonaka, Hirotaka Takeuchi 
How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation

  The Springboard (Oct 2000) by Steve Denning
How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations

  Treading Lightly (Jun 2006) by Karl-Erik Sveiby, Tex Scuthorpe 
The hidden wisdom of the world’s oldest people

  Wikinomics (Dec 2006) by Don Tapscott , Anthony D. Williams 
How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

  Working Knowledge (1998) by Thomas H. Davenport, Larry Prusak
How Organizations Manage What They Know

Top Ten KM Events
  actKM Conference
Annual conference held by actKM in Australia in late October.

  APQC Annual Knowledge Management Conference
Annual conference held by APQC in the US in April or May

  KM Asia
Annual conference & exhibition held in Singapore in October/November

  KM Australia
Annual conference held in Australia in July-August

Annual conference held in London, England in late June/early July

  KM World
Annual conference held in US in September, October or November

Top Ten KM Magazines
  Journal of Knowledge Management
Knowledge Management journal

  KM World Magazine
KM World Magazine

  Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP)
Knowledge Management Journal

Top Ten KM Quotations
  Comparing Information Management to Knowledge Management by Stephen Dale 

  On an unexamined life by Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC) Greek Philosopher

  On conversation as a knowledge management tool by Nancy Dixon

  On conversations that overcome the fragmented nature of our communities by Peter Block (b. 1940) American author, consultant, & speaker

  On KM and conversation by Dave Pollard 

  On Knowledge Management and idealistic solutions. by Dave Snowden Founder & Chief Scientific Officer - Cognitive Edge

  On knowledge management and understanding by David Weinberger

Top Ten KM Thinkers
  Bob Buckman President & Chairman, The Applied Knowledge Group

  Chris Collison Knowledge Consultant

  Dave Snowden Founder & Chief Scientific Officer - Cognitive Edge

  Etienne Wenger Communities of Practice Consultant

  Leif Edvinsson Professor of Intellectual Capital, University of Lund, Sweden

  Steve Denning Consultant & Author

  Thomas A. Stewart Journalist & Author

  Verna Allee Consultant & writer: value networks, knowledge management, intangibles, communities of practice, & new business models

  Victor Newman Former Chief Learning Officer, European Pfizer Research University

Top Ten KM Websites
  Cognitive Edge
Dave Snowden's Cognitive-Edge Organization (formerly the Cynefin Centre)

  ICASIT's KMCentral
A very extensive KM resource website

European KM Community Portal

  Sveiby Knowledge Management 
Karl-Erik Sveiby's Knowledge Management website

  Verna Allee's Website

Top Ten Philosophers
  Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) Philosopher

  Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC - 65) Roman Philosopher & Playwright

  Martin Buber (1878 - 1965) Jewish Religious Philosopher

  Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592) French writer & philosopher

  Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC) Greek Philosopher

Top Ten Quotations
  Comparing Information Management to Knowledge Management by Stephen Dale 

  On becoming change by Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948) Indian Nationalist Leader

  On doing something about the world by Robert Fulghum 

  On nerds by George Gilder

  To laugh often and much by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) American Essayist & Poet

  When minds meet by Theodore Zeldin (b. 1933) Historian & Author

Top Ten Thinkers
  Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  Charles Handy (b. 1932) Social Philosopher & Management Consultant

  David Bohm (1917 - 1992) American Physicist & Philosopher

  David Weinberger

  Ivan Illich (1926 - 2002)

  John Holt (1923 - 1985) American Educator

  W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993) Quality Guru

Top Ten Websites
  Creative Commons 

  The Oxford Muse
Theodore Zeldin's website

  Tom Peters' Website
Tom Peters' main website


If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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