Riding the Current: How to Deal with the Daily Deluge of Data


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Ask people if they stay current, and they answer no because ‘current’ implies a perfection that doesn’t exist in today’s world. Knowing it all is simply impossible.

Consider these statistics:

  • 2 million emails are sent every second
  • 300,000 new publications come out every year
  • 2.5 million text messages are delivered daily.
  • Add in Web sites, social media, blogs, podcasts, Tweets, and books available to you, and you have a certified ticket to information overload. This deluge is overwhelming. But riding the current of knowledge can keep knowledge ‘fresh’.

Madelyn Blair shares ways ordinary and extraordinary people from around the world address the limits of time and budget, massive overdoses of information, and even lack of management skill to stay current in a fast-paced world. You’ll learn new ways to keep your knowledge fresh through conscious self-guided learning that is grounded in the world around us! This book will help you discover ways in which your learning occurs outside the classroom and beyond books.

Knowledge workers can learn how to overcome information overload, learn faster, think more clearly, and be ready for the next step.

Managers are provided step by step guidance to build team learning and knowledge sharing, create the capacity to learn more than the competition, and make better decisions.

Executives gain insights into creating a learning organization that is ready and poised for the next opportunity.

Author Bio

Dr Blair is an expert in the fields of organizational development, knowledge management, instructional design, and research technique. Dr. Blair is an early advocate and practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry. She developed the first content analysis of written performance evaluations. She designed and created the methodology of Information Flow Analysis, which Pelerei has used to create information strategies that are understandable, workable, and efficiently developed. She has designed and conducted custom-designed courses and other learning opportunities in such topics as leadership, storytelling in business, gender, organizational change, knowledge management, communication, problem solving, and research design. She has done so for the classroom and for distance learning. She has extensive background and experience in the area of gender in the workplace and has worked with more than 20 organizations in developing programs to address the needs of women and men working together.