Knowledge sharing for societal good

How effective knowledge management can build a better world






Paven Sharma

October 2017

Tattva Press

Jay Jina

Knowledge Management is a relatively modern discipline, the underlying principles of systematising the way in which knowledge is created and shared have been around for millennia. After all, our cave dwelling ancestors are said to have printed signs on caves to pass on messages to one another. Fast forward to the industrial age where KM has been described by Peter Drucker as the ‘the coordination and exploitation of organizational knowledge resources, in order to
create benefit and competitive advantage'. But can we harness harness knowledge to design a better world? Paven takes us through an exploration of what knowledge is, how social media has changed the world and gives examples from Tanzania and India.