It appears that my link to the original author's post at Cognitive Edge is not available, so in order to capture the knowledge here for future use, I am listing the 7 principles without any descriptions that should be available at the author's posting on Rendering Knowledge. Hopefully I can at least link to David Snowden's blog to find the details on the principles when I need full access.
- Knowledge can only be volunteered it cannot be conscripted.
- We only know what we know when we need to know it.
- In the context of real need few people will withhold their knowledge.
- Everything is fragmented.
- Tolerated failure imprints learning better than success.
- The way we know things is not the way we report we know things.
- We always know more than we can say, and we will always say more than we can write down.
I generally hate to capture this much of a post, but do not want to be without a reference to this hard earned knowledge. Great stuff.