Curated current awareness and quality control

I always take a broad definition of current awareness. There are many interesting sources, from alternative media and user generated content generally. But how does one differentiate between convincing fakes and the genuine well-researched balanced article? Against the background of world political events, Facebook is at the centre of a news scandal. It has been widely reported that … Continue reading Curated current awareness and quality control

Trust in the media

We need hand curated news services. The Edelman Trust Barometer for 2017 confirms that public trust in business, government, NGOs, and media institutions is falling. They say that in ‘all four key institutions trust has declined broadly’. This is a phenomenon not reported since they started tracking trust in in 2012. Echo chambers It is … Continue reading Trust in the media

Challenge yourself!

Choice is both a blessing and curse. We are faced with masses of choice which makes finding things hard work sometimes. But technology is trying to simplify matters. And we can access this information from wherever and wherever we want. For instance, when we shop online we can apply filters to every search. When we … Continue reading Challenge yourself!

Directing the flow

The flow of information is important to your business. For simplicity's sake, there are two types of information; internal and external. As an information professional I can filter the information coming from external sources. Then ensure that it reaches the correct departments. Knowledge teams co-ordinate and synthesise this valuable information, and bring systems together. Different yet similar Different … Continue reading Directing the flow

Let’s have a quality conversation!

A recent article on content marketing got me thinking. As a qualified information professional it has always been my responsibility to get the right information to the right person and at the right price. My colleagues knew that if I sent them an article or document, they could rely on the quality of the content. … Continue reading Let’s have a quality conversation!

Networking at the next level


Effective networking skills are a perennial theme for business bloggers. I’ve written about it many times, and attended seminars designed to reassure those for whom corporate and official events are a challenge. Early on in your career it can seem insurmountable. As I’ve discovered, experienced based guidance is invaluable so I want to share with … Continue reading Networking at the next level