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More knowledge words to think on

CACOPHONY – harsh or discordant sound; harsh or discordant sounds in words or phrases

DE NOVO – anew; once again

HISTOGRAMS – a way of graphically showing characteristics of the distribution of items in a given population or sample; i.e., bar graph

PARETO CHARTS – a vertical bar graph showing problems in a prioritized order

SANTAYAN REVIEW – learn from past experience

BENCHMARKING – the study of a competitor’s product or business practices in order to improve the performance of one’s own company

CAVEAT EMPTOR  – a principle in commerce; without warranty the buyer takes a risk

Which of these words will you use today and how?

Reference: Harvard Business Review on KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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