Infosense: Turning Information into Knowledge

Infosense: Turning Information into Knowledge

By: Keith Devlin (author)Hardback

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A guide to managing information in a commercial environment demonstrates a systems approach to minimizing misunderstandings and maximizing the utilization of knowledge.

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About Author

Keith Devlin is Dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary's College of California and Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he is the author of a number of books, including The Language of Mathematics; Life by the Numbers; Goodbye, Descartes; Logic and Information; and Mathematics: The Science of Patterns.


Part A: Information; The Ploughshare of Tomorrow; The Grin of the Cheshire Cat; A World of Information; The Dinosaur's Egg; Acting with Constraint; The Gentle Art of Persuasion; Building Walls; The Hidden Rules of Everyday Conversation; The Art of Successful Conversation; Lambs to the Slaughter; Part B: Knowledge; Forever on Your Mind; In the Knowledge Game, People Beat Computers; Enter the Chief Knowledge Officer; The Boston Beer Party and Other Tales; Becoming an Expert; Why Expertise Cannot be Taught; Part C: Information At Work; Sods' Law: If Something Can Go Wrong, It Will; Understanding What Went Wrong; A Fine Power; Culture at Work; Three's a Crowd; Going Round in Circles; Off the Wall Information; What's in a Room?; Tools for the Trade; The Five-Percent Solution

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/10/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780716734840
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 225
  • ID: 9780716734840
  • weight: 510
  • ISBN10: 0716734842

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