“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so” – Douglas Adams
Welcome to The Information Badger!
“Simple knowledge; simply conveyed”
People have transferred their knowledge to others since ancient times. The knowledge and skills of craftsmen, for example, has been passed from one generation to the next in some way since Babylonian times.
Today our working lives are stressful, complicated and fast-paced. Priorities are often influenced by short-term pressures, enterprise politics, vested interests, financial pressures and many other factors. We are ‘time-poor’, and it’s often difficult to find time to pass on knowledge to others while at work.
Enterprises often have mechanisms for sharing knowledge and learning lessons, with varying degrees of success. Why? Because it’s often quicker and easier for people to fall back on ‘Nuggets’ of learning from their own experience, to ask their colleagues and contacts, or to do a quick search of the internet!
The Information Badger website recognises these dynamics and is dedicated to passing on simple, experience-centred, learning gathered from practical experience in business and the IT services industry. Encouraging life long learning and knowledge transfer is the key motive. The site simply adds ‘Nuggets’ and essential ‘Fragments’ of learning to the internet’s global knowledge base for you to access freely from your browser. A regular Blog also adds anecdotes and thoughts. Why, you might ask? Because Douglas Adams (above) and Mahatma Gandhi (below) were right – we should all share what we’ve learned with others.
You may disagree with ‘Nuggets’ or ‘Fragments’ . That’s fine; everyone has different experiences and expresses their learning in different ways! Hopefully, however, the content will make you think, and that in itself provides some value.
“Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.” – Mahatma Gandhi