Español It is estimated that there are 1.8M scientific articles published every year, but about half aren’t read by anyone except the reviewers and editor. Either 50% of research is worthless (and thus 50% of funding misspent), or we have a serious discovery problem. Many public and private institutions are increasingly seeing the importance of the web for distributing … [Read more...] about 4 tips to create a good knowledge repository
Español Embracing the idea of open knowledge is a major opportunity for governments and public institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to increase the impact of the resources they dedicate to producing knowledge, strengthen their ability to engage their citizens, and to gain new ideas. … [Read more...] about Disseminate that knowledge, it’s a public good!
Español Organizations are increasingly realizing that they can learn more from mistakes than from successes, and yet, speaking of failure remains a taboo difficult to break. Some organizations such as Engineers without Borders, have moved ahead and explained publicly their failures. Why and how? Here I share some examples of how organizations can take advantage of failure. … [Read more...] about 4 ways to transform failure into success
Español The UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Millennium Development Agenda concluded that we need a data revolution to achieve newly established urgent development goals such as eradicating poverty. The impact of big data for development can be major and we need to be aware of its new opportunities. Here are some examples that illustrate how big data can improve … [Read more...] about 10+ ways big data can improve people’s lives
Español Open knowledge isn’t all about access to statistics and data. It also about what drives day-to-day operations everywhere: experience and insight. In this post I will explain how to transform the know-how of your organization or community of peers into open knowledge, so it can be shared, adapted and applied by others. Know-how is a tricky thing. Everyone has it, … [Read more...] about How to transform implicit knowledge into open knowledge