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Knowledge and Abstraction

E. Forrest Christian Knowledge Leave a Comment

I’ve been reading KM articles and discussions lately. Again. I wonder if anyone has ever thought of the problem of different levels of abstraction.

Just because I’m in Software Development doesn’t mean that I want the same level of detail as the guy down the hall. I tend towards big picture thinking, wanting to see the details of the program, more than even any particular project. The guy down the hall may want details about his coding. What is knowledge to one person is a waste of time to the next, even though they are in the same field.

Maybe knowledge flows within the same worklevel in a field, which would map to an abstraction level.

I think I’m wrong but needed to get down the note.

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E. Forrest Christian is a consultant, coach, author, trainer and speaker at The Manasclerk Company who helps managers and experts find insight and solutions to what seem like insolvable problems. Cited for his "unique ability and insight" by his clients, Forrest has worked with people from almost every background, from artists to programmers to executives to global consultants. Forrest lives and works plain view of North Carolina's Mount Baker.  [contact]

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