Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Do you remember the books you read in 2007?

I know what you are probably thinking. Three years is a very long time. Maybe this will help you. Three years ago this month (June 29th), Apple started selling the iPhone. All over the world, people waited for hours in long lines to get one.

In case you find yourself continuing to grasp for the books you read in 2007, then stop and read this blog post.
In the knowledge economy you are what you know; in other words knowledge is money. The books you read are one of your biggest sources of your knowledge. Not knowing what books you read is the equivalent of not knowing what stocks you own.

While financial institutions over the past 10 years became experts at aggregating financial assets (financial asset aggregation),  when it comes to knowledge aggregation, things are only now emerging.

Those who are already aware to the concept of knowledge aggregation are using Personal Information Management (PIM) tools such as Google Notebook, LinkedIn, Facebook, Tumblr and Evernote. Unfortunately, PIM tools are to knowledge aggregation what hybrids are to transportation. They are just a step on the way. PIMs are not goal-oriented which is paramount for successful knowledge aggregation (more about this on a coming post).

Bottom line: You need to start documenting the books you read, and all other learning events in the pursuit of your goals (knowledge aggregation).  Doing so could (will) play a critical role in your next promotion.

P.S. - Olexe is a platform that allows true-knowledge aggregation.

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