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On Becoming More of an E2.0 Evangelist

As of today I have become more active in the outside world evangelizing (and learning about others who are evangelizing) Enterprise 2.0. I have been working within my company for close to a year and have achieved some amount of success, but I’ve been reluctant to share what I’ve been doing outside the firewall because of the nature of our business (Aerospace, with heavy emphasis on export-controlled info and knowledge). I have also been somewhat consumed with finishing a Masters degree in Knowledge Management, a field I have been practicing for over a decade. So . . . combined with the imminent completion of that degree, and a newfound desire to learn from others despite the possible discomfort it may at times cause me, I am going to plunge in and root about for the nuggets I need to bring my company up-to-speed.

It’s now or never. Onward and upward . . . and all those aphorisms and cliches that indicate one is moving out on a long-held desire. I am hopeful I can engage many others in this journey. I have much to learn and, perhaps, a little bit to share as well. The job so far has been full of roadblocks and sidetracks, but there is an ever increasing number of people (even in management) who can see the writing on the wall. I’m hopeful as hell!

Rick

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About Rick Ladd

Born in 1947, I am an officially retired pensioner who still has two teenage daughters and a desire to contribute. I remain intensely interested in, and fascinated by, Systems Thinking, Machine Learning, Knowledge Management, Decision Intelligence, and Business in general. I am also conversant in such concepts as innovation and ideation, collaborative tools and strategies, crowdsourcing, and the use of social media to accomplish goals ranging from improving business processes to promoting small retail businesses. Since my "retirement" I have done a little bit of freelancing as an editor/proofreader, as well as some technical writing. I've also done a fair amount of Facebook marketing as well. There's lots more where that came from. Need some help? Perhaps another set of eyes? Contact me. The first one's free! ;0) View all posts by Rick Ladd

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