The Knowledge Pyramid revisited

Keith August 24th, 2007

There has been a new discussion on the supposed data-info-knowledge hierarchy on actKM.  Patrick Lambe has summarised my thoughts: “The DIK pyramid is a nasty red herring and needs exploding.”

Andrew Mitchell came up with an alternative model a while ago (click on image to view):

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While I still prefer not to be tied to rigid definitions, this model certainly makes more sense than the pyramid!  I understand that it is not necessarily intended to be a definitive model of everything to do with D-I-K – Andrew’s original intention was to “help promote more understanding of some important points such as the fact that better knowledge enables better action.”

This was previously posted to Jack Vinson’s blog back in April of this year (used here with permission).

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