“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” —Dorothy Parker
The core behavior to efficiently navigate the community period is curiosity. Curiosity about concepts improves creativity. Curiosity about individuals improves empathy, by understanding others. We can’t be empathetic for others until we’re first inquisitive about them. We can’t be artistic until we’re first curious to be taught new concepts.
Curiosity about on-line sensemaking led me to Lilia Efimova’s research on private data administration in 2004. From this I developed the non-public data mastery (PKM) framework pushed by my scenario of working remotely. Remote as find work, discovering companions, and doing the work. Living in Atlantic Canada I used to be geographically faraway from any financial centre. Therefore I made my focus international. Distance on the web was not a problem. All I lacked have been connections, and PKM grew to become my method of constructing these.
This was again when Google was doing no evil and Facebook was in its infancy. No device dominated so there was quite a lot of work on device choice and I had a number of early initiatives for choosing studying administration methods. But my actual curiosity was, and stays, serving to individuals perceive our digital networked world. Today, the surveillance financial system is our digital encompass and we reside in a liquid world. PKM is one self-discipline to counter our algorithmic overlords.
The PKM workshop is predicated on sixteen years of practiced curiosity. It’s a piece in progress. Each workshop is barely completely different from the final. It’s in a state of perpetual beta and it’s not your standard content-based course.
The workshop is sort of a buffet desk. There are many issues to check out. It’s primarily based on six themes, every with three actions. The intention is to discover a collection of practices that may work for every particular person. No two practices are an identical. Conducted over 9 weeks, the workshop places collectively a world cohort of individuals, often starting from 10 to 20 individuals. It’s meant to be social in order that individuals can share their tales.
For lower than the price of the typical college course, professionals get the chance to change into data catalysts, of their organizations or of their broader communities and networks. In addition, individuals can come again and take the workshop once more. Some individuals have achieved this 3 times to totally incorporate PKM into their skilled follow. We proceed our skilled conversations within the perpetual beta coffee club, which all workshop individuals be a part of free for one 12 months.
For instance, the PKM framework has confirmed helpful for management growth in a world context at Domino’s Pizza and Carlsberg Breweries. It is presently being developed to enhance collaboration practices at a worldwide financial institution. Now that extra of us work remotely and use networked instruments for our work, PKM is turning into a necessary follow. Online workshops are carried out a number of occasions over the 12 months, with the following one scheduled to start on 13 January.
Curiosity yields insight.
“Insight cannot be taken back. You cannot return to the moment you were in before.” —Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall)