Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2016
A wise man noted “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” Recognizing how to shape, sculpt and effectively manage knowledge we need in myriad avenues for business and personal applications is a prevailing theme of “The Power of KM: Harnessing the Extraordinary Value of Knowledge Management,” a mind-expanding new book from respected award-winning author and visionary Brent N. Hunter.
Both an introduction and a comprehensive roadmap of how Knowledge Management (KM) can be integrated in our lives for the “best possible outcomes,” Hunter’s book provides a “big picture” perspective coupled with detailed breakdowns of the cultivation, harvesting and utilization of knowledge management to the benefit of every business throughout the global community. The book explores Hunter’s Key Facets, Practice Areas, Pillars, and Strategies as elements of Knowledge Management models that can be applied to businesses of all sizes, government, non-profits and NGOs.
The impetus for the book, according to Hunter, was to underscore and demonstrate how effective fully integrated Knowledge Management can be to any organization – one that “can be infinitely customized” to help bring positive changes while maximizing human capital. KM has often been misunderstood, misused or not sufficiently integrated to leverage the multitude of benefits it generates – greater efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and significant cost savings.
Hunter cites notable exceptions from the business world, however, where KM is being practiced and produced tangible and positive results for companies. These include substantial multi-million-dollar cost savings cutting across all functions and disciplines within the Ford Motor Company, British Petroleum, Chevron, McKinsey & Company and Texas Instruments – all with variations of KM tools and practices to manage and share knowledge through simple metrics.
“I was compelled to present a truly comprehensive view of KM initially through my personal experience, when I realized I had been applying the concepts almost unconsciously for decades, and then imagined just how powerful and effective a conscious application would be,” Hunter says. “It’s especially vital in our present ‘Knowledge Age’ and needs to be brought to more mainstream awareness.”
Advancing the core concept, “The Power of KM” offers several “calls to action” to, among other initiatives, Hunter’s creation of a globally-connected network of KM Communities to apply the same holistic strategy to help resolve many world issues.
Hunter’s book takes a multi-layered concept and makes it accessible in step-by-step fashion. Whether the reader is in HR or IT management, a small business owner, government official or an individual, the book’s significance is recognizing the power of knowledge and leveraging it to maximize the best and most positive outcomes.
“The Power of KM: Harnessing the Extraordinary Value of Knowledge Management” is currently available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other leading online booksellers. E-book and audio formats will be available in coming weeks.
About Author Brent N. Hunter
In addition to authoring five books, Brent N. Hunter has an extraordinary resume, having been an IT project executive, software engineer experienced in 10 programming languages, systems analyst, producer, psychotherapist and National Certified Counselor and CEO of his own companies. He has worked for or consulted with several leading companies in healthcare, insurance, banking/financial services, education and military/defense.
He is also a social media pioneer, having founded the first Internet-based global community called “The Park” in 1994, which has more than 700,000 members in 190 countries worldwide. One of his books, “The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace” won 22 literary awards and has been acclaimed by the Dalai Lama, NY Times best-selling authors, Ambassadors, Olympians, Astronauts, an Academy Award winning actor, and a wide range of prestigious legal, medical and business luminaries.
For more on “The Power of KM”, visit the website: http://www.ThePowerofKM.com
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