E L S U A ~ A KM Blog by Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management

Balance – Where Could Collaboration Take You?

(Migrated weblog post from LSR)

What I am about to share is, in my opinion, one of the best, most shocking, animations I have seen in quite a few years. It is a file that has been uploaded to YouTube and it is called Balance (An 8 MB download).

The reason why I really enjoyed this animation is because it just simply puts together one of the most fascinating messages out there: lack of collaboration or teamwork can be fatal to a project’s life. Indeed, whether you are working in a project with a particular team or whether you belong to a community unless you collaborate there is probably no space for you and the rest of the team or the community would probably let you know about it quite up front. The key to work in a team, a community or whatever other larger group is one’s own capability to collaborate, to share knowledge, to learn from others. And failure to do that will just make any project fail. Like you can see in this Balance animation.

As I said it is a bit disturbing as well but, hopefully, will bring forward a positive message with regards to how people should behave whenever they need to get involved with other people in order to produce something. Working alone will not take you anywhere. Working with others in a team / community as a team / community member will get you as far as you may have set up the limit for. You decide how far you want to go.

“Knowledge is Power”Sir Francis Bacon

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Project Gutenberg – Your Own eBook Library

(Migrated weblog post from LSR)

How many times you wished you would have an online repository from where you would be able to download all sorts of different eBooks free of charge and ready to use ? Wouldn’t it be nice if such a resource would be available somewhere ? Well, check out Project Gutenberg web site as that may be all you need to get you going.

It is a massive resource from where you can download up to 16,000 electronic books ready for you to dive into. It has got different areas that would allow you to search for your favourite eBooks. It includes as well a Catalog, a most recent books section and also a Top 100 selection of books you can browse through and download.

As I said an outstanding web resource that will keep you going for months and months allowing you to download each of those eBooks based on your interests. So if you are looking for something to read online do not hesitate and go to Project Gutenberg. There is a great chance you would find there what you were looking for. At least, I have found quite a few of them that would keep me busy for some time now. Neat !

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