My primary focus is on knowledge, on how we learn, what we do with what we learn, how we share our knowledge, and how knowledge development, knowledge sharing, and knowledge utilization (KD/KS/KU) impact society. I believe that knowledge sharing is the critical basis of any successful endeavor, best expressed through what I refer to as "knowledge services," the management and leadership methodology that converges information management (including information technology), knowledge management, and strategic learning.
If I had a motivating philosophy in life, it would be something along the lines of seeking to identify and use the elements of knowledge services that enable us to build and, when built, to sustain a knowledge culture for all of society. My latest book is a personal and professional journey in knowledge sharing through knowledge services, and the book — Knowledge Services: A Strategic Framework for the 21st Century Organization — has been written to expand on that theme.
At Columbia University in the City of New York, I teach a graduate course called "Managing Information and Knowledge: Applied Knowledge Services" in the School of Professional Studies. Mentoring graduate students and colleagues about knowledge services and helping them learn how to use knowledge services to become knowledge strategists is a great privilege for me, and very rewarding. I continue to be delighted and pleased with all that I learn from my students.