I will be traveling to Washington D.C. tomorrow to give several talks to various industry and academic audiences. I am going to be speaking on the issue of crisis management and its close relation to information management. Crises are preceded by warning signs (informational elements), which if acted upon appropriately can lead an organization to thwart, or at the very least, minimize the damage of the crises. Most organizations seem to ignore these warning signs and then relegate crisis management to a series of reactive and foolish moves.

Has anyone read this rubbish: CIA chief has 'excellent idea' where bin Laden is, see the news article on CNN.com. If Porter Goss, Director of the CIA, has information on where Bin Laden is, what is he waiting for - Chirstmas or let me see Independence Day Celebrations, to arrest him? I guess some people will say whatever to get some attention.


I grew up in Doha, Qatar - beautiful city and interesting country. If you are visiting this page from Qatar, please drop me an email. I am trying to connect with some old colleagues. Chances are if you were in Doha from 1990-1996, you have probably heard of me – those were my glory years.

I am currently completing my PhD at the Liautaud Graduate School of Business, University of Illinois at Chicago. Getting a PhD degree is unlike any other endeavor that I have been associated with, both positively and negatively. Overall, I am having a good time. The most critical learning to date has been an increase in my patience levels.


New Frontiers of Knowledge Management. I recently edited a collection of papers on Knowledge Management. The publisher's blurb: This book defines the new frontiers in knowledge management. It contains thinking by respected authorities in the field of knowledge management, information systems, and strategic management. The chapters range in their orientation from those that are more humanistic in their treatment, and those that take an economic perspective. All contribute towards deepening our understanding of what the new problems associated with achieving the goals of knowledge management are, and present possible solutions to the problems. Topics covered include: knowledge visualization, knowledge markets, ubiquitous information environments, knowledge flow dynamics, knowledge integration in teams, personalizing delivery systems and knowledge security mechanism. Please see - for more information. http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403942404 for more information. Contributors include: Larry Prusak, Ronald Kostoff, Roberto Evaristo, Ann Majchrzak, Carsten Sorensen, David Skyrme, Mark Nissen, and many more.


Engaged Knowledge Management. I have a new book out. I authored this book with a colleage, Ms. Yukika Awazu. Here is the blurb from the publishers: The authors contend that current knowledge management efforts in organizations need to be re-focused so that they can be better poised for success. Topics discussed include: missing capabilities of knowledge management, knowledge management in strategic alliances, customer knowledge management, knowledge markets, and knowledge management systems, among others. The authors take a pragmatic approach to knowledge management and present the material in a jargon free and accessible way. Please see - http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403945101. The book is currently available in the European, Canadian, Australian, and Asian markets, and will be released in the US in October.

Welcome to my first blog. I will use this to post information on my eclectic, and sometimes controversial, thoughts on a number of issues ranging from how organizations manage knowledge, competitive and government intelligence activities, strategic management of information technology, management of technological innovations, to artificial intelligence, and philosophy of science.