This site is the online personal blog of Keith De La Rue (delarue.net). It has also previously served as the home of AcKnowledge Consulting (acknowledgeconsulting.com). The title “The Indefinite Article” is used to indicate the eclectic nature of the content here. This was also the title of a regular column that I wrote for TableAus, the magazine of Australian Mensa, for seven years from 1998 to 2004. Some of the content of the 40 articles I wrote for the column is reproduced here.
About AcKnowledge Consulting
– To confess to knowing
– To admit to be true
– To indicate appreciation
This service is based on eight years of experience in this field. The unique value offered is to bring together all of the (traditionally separate) threads of content management, communications and learning to assemble a coherent, program-managed knowledge transfer toolkit, focused on the particular needs of a business-to-business sales force. A key element in putting this program into place is to manage the required behaviours of all participants by encouraging knowledge sharing.
Similar consultancy services can also be tailor-made for other areas of business. In full, the services offered by AcKnowledge include consultancy, advice, facilitation, public speaking and project delivery in fields including:
- Organisational communication
- Learning strategies, development and delivery
- Use and benefits of social media (Web 2.0 & Intranet 2.0)
- Content Management Governance
- Knowledge Management
- Business Improvement
- Change Management
- Knowledge sharing tools and techniques
- Document Management and taxonomy strategies
- Strategic planning
About this site
Over half of the workforce in Australia is now composed of “knowledge workers”. These people work in jobs that depend more on what they know than on physical activity. We are relying less on manual labour in factories, and more on using knowledge.
This site features posts and articles on the field of Knowledge Management, and related areas of human communication, learning, language, life in general and the impacts of IT and communications technologies.
It also includes a range of other topics – little-known facts about a range of authors and others – Roald Dahl, Nevil Shute, Hedy Lamar, Ian Fleming and Peter Pinney. There is a full bibliography and other information on the Australian author Ion Idriess.
Read some conjecture about boab trees and more. Find out about big cats in Australia, and the De La Rue family genealogy.
The photo at the top is of the Lerderderg River, at Golden Point, Blackwood, Victoria. (Taken as three shots on a 3.2 Mpx Nikon Coolpix.) This is close to where we have our holiday house. The theme of this site has been modified from the original template to feature the colours of Australian Eucalyptus and Blackwood trees.
The original title of this site was “It’d take a lot of it to make a man laugh”. Why? See the first post here…
For more about the author of this site, see the Bio page.