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Some of you may know that I’ve closed my business and moved out of legal .  I am now working as a knowledge manager at a large construction company.  While it’s been awhile since I last posted to this blog, it’s been difficult for me to give it up.  I’m not sure I’m done with legal either (I do miss it), but, the fact is that I just done have the time to keep it updated.

I will continue to blog at Strategic Libararian and will be including posts on knowledge management and intranets on that site.  In addition, I am now editing the Pinhawk Librarian News Digest.  In addition to it being an email newsletter, my editorial comments for each issue are posted on the Pinhawk Blog.

Finally, I will leave the site up for a while yet, but am hoping that someone may be interested in the site as well as the domain.  If you have any interest, please contact me at  I am also looking for someone to take on the Law Firm Intranet LinkedIn group as well.

I hope you’ve found something useful while visiting.


Another week full of interesting articles and posts about intranets.

Elizabeth Lupfer (The Social Workplace) recent post, Knowledge Management: Creating a Social Intranet Where Your Employees can Learn, reminds us of the capabilities the Ten Best Intranets in 2011 as recognized by the Nielsen Norman Group had in common:

  • Knowledge management
  • Innovation management
  • Comments
  • Ratings
  • Participation awards
  • Customized collections

InformationWeek’s Venkatesh Rao’s post, Hard And Soft Power In Enterprise 2.0, suggests that we are using only part of the persuasion vocabulary we need to describe enterprise 2.0.

Soldiers and diplomats talk about hard power versus soft power. Hard power is all about guns, missiles, threats, and coercion. Soft power, an idea formulated by Harvard’s Joseph Nye in the 1990s, is all about making friends and influencing people through cultural attraction, sharing, and cooperation.

Mark Morrell follows his recent post of the same name with a second post on SharePoint – It’s how you use SharePoint 2010 that decides the value it brings 2.  Here, he covers “how vital it is to set the right level of permissions for people using the information published.”

Toby Ward’s post, Social Communications, Social Intranet, reminds of the Social Communications: Delivering winning internal communications programs with Intranet 2.0 seminar presented by Dave Duschene, of InsideEdge and Julian Mills of Precient Digital Media.

I ran across a number of articles this week that I found interesting.

IBF 24 is coming; stock up on those energy drinks!  Intranet Benchmarking Forum hosts it annual 24 hour web conference.  Free to everyone, it includes tours of some of the best intranets today including  tours of Google, BT, IKEA, BP, Abbott, Oxfam International, Barclays, Kellogg, Duke Energy, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, AMP Asset Management and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Is Business Steering your Digital Workplace?  Jane McConnell discusses governance for intranets with a focus on business.

10 Characteristics of a Great Intranet  Intranetizen, Jonathan Phillips, posts a great list that demonstrates what makes an intranet great.  His definition of great is:

1. unusual or considerable in degree, power, intensity
2. wonderful; first-rate; very good
3. notable; remarkable; exceptionally outstanding
4. important; highly significant or consequential
5. of extraordinary powers; having unusual merit; very admirable

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