KUMU: A toolset designed to dismantle complexity.

Kumu – Hawaiian for “teacher”, or “source of wisdom” – is a web-based relationship modeling environment for developing network and systems thinking diagrams. In the video you can see the ability to import data from Excel. The graphics look good, but the sample projects I’ve seen focus on customer relationship management. The manifesto offers a […]

The Art of CRIMPing

What is CRIMP ? A definition by Stephen Zeoli: CRIMP stands for a make-believe malady called compulsive-reactive information management purchasing. Symptoms include: – never being satisfied with your current system of information management – continuously being on the look-out for something newer and better – purchasing every new PIM program you learn about – and […]

MindMeister on Google Drive

MindMeister has been integrated with Google-Drive. This service, FKA Google Docs, means you can also share your favourite MindMaps. Also, they promise there are even more ways to create your MindMaps, but I wasn’t able to try it because I’ll have to wait until Drive is availabe to me – that is how it always […]

Filk Music

I’m currently e-reading Larry Niven’s (ed al) “Fallen Angels“. I like the story, but the book is about fandom, which is a new world to me.  So, I did some googling, which gave me 33,700,000 results, of course a lot from Wikipedia, all – at least the first three 🙂 – very interesting. Eventually I […]

MindMapping and Knowledge Management

MindMapping and Knowledge Management are the main topics of this website. Today I came across some other interesting applications and a great (and beautifully designed!) website. The website is Eric Blue’s Blog, and I noticed that he covers almost the same subjects as I do (MindMappig, Knowledge Management and Getting Things Done), as well as […]

New MindMap software

Freeplane – “Boost your brain with Freeplane” – is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind, the free software for building mind maps. It is created by one of FreeMind’s key developers. IMHO there are already too much MindMapping tools on the Web, so I wonder why it was necessary to write a fork […]

LiveScribe

Last week I bought my Livescribe Pulse 4G! Now I’ll never miss a Word while taking notes 🙂 I didn’t have much time yet to play around with it, but I made a MindMap of the article “Astronomy and particle physics race to replace Standard Model“, that I uploaded to my “myLifescribe”-account. Unfortunately I accidentallly […]

The Secret Powers of Time

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. Here is a beautiful presentation of Zimbardo’s ideas with some very interesting observations.

A Day in the Internet

Online Education – the stuff they don’t teach you in college – has a very impressive infograph on daily internet-traffic:

Creately – collaborative flowchart software

Creately is an online diagramming and design application. It’s easy, collaborative and smart. You can draw and design almost anything from flowcharts, sitemaps, wireframes, UML to business process diagrams and computer networks, using Creately on your web browser. Via LifeHacker, TechCrunch.Wikipedia article on Flowcharts.

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    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge - various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories - to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge - this was shih. - David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It's about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things. Definitely the only way to travel. - Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”
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