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Enlightened Self-Interest September 24, 2008

Posted by Eyal Sivan in Producer.
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Iqbal Quadir had a dream. He wanted to bring economic prosperity and political freedom to the people of his homeland of Bangladesh. He supported no socialist ideology, and represented no charity. He was sure that, given the chance, the people of his country would empower themselves. Quadir started GrameenPhone to give them that chance, and to make a lot of money in the process.



The Changing Face of Knowledge Management March 19, 2008

Posted by Eyal Sivan in Producer.
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In a past life, I worked with E&Y‘s Knowledge Management (KM) division to help them build their first Web-based Knowledge Sharing tools, and develop their KM practice. One of the tools my company built for them, brilliantly named KnowledgeWeb, was a Web-based Document Repository. It featured all the trappings one would expect: top-down, hierarchical categories based on a common taxonomy; discrete roles and permissions; and an administrative back-end to manage it all.