Phy-gital Roundtable: Breakfast Roundup from Germany and Netherlands

02 May '15 | Debjyoti Paul

German Shoppers: Meet Them in the Fast Lane to Phy-gital

15 January '15 | Ralf Reich

Shoppers Will Share Personal Information (But They Don’t Want to be “Friends”)

15 January '15 | Anil Venkat

Modernize or Perish: Property and Casualty Insurers and IT Solutions

14 January '15 | Manesh Rajendran

Benelux Reaches the Phy-gital Tipping Point: Omnichannel Readiness is Crucial

13 January '15 | Anil Gandharve

The New Omnichannel Dynamic: Finding Core Principles Across Industries

13 January '15 | Debjyoti Paul

Technology does not disrupt business – CIO day 2014 Roundup

02 December '14 | Anshuman Singh

Apple Pay – The Best Is Yet To Come

02 December '14 | Indy Sawhney

Digital transformation is a business transformation enabled by technology

01 December '14 | Amit Varma

3 Stages of FATCA Testing and Quality Assurance

06 October '14 | Raman Suprajarama

3 Reasons why Apple Pay could dominate the payments space

18 September '14 | Gaurav Johri

Beacon of Hope: Serving Growth and Customer Satisfaction

05 August '14 | Debjyoti Paul

The Dos and Don’ts of Emerging Technologies Like iBeacon

30 July '14 | Debjyoti Paul

What You Sold Us On – eCommerce Award Finalist Selections

17 July '14 | Anshuman Singh

3 Steps to Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

04 June '14 | Koushik Ramani

8 Steps to Building a Successful Self Service Portal

03 June '14 | Giridhar LV

Innovation outsourced – a myth or a mirage or a truth staring at us?

13 January '14 | Ramesh Hosahalli

What does a mobile user want?

03 January '14 | Gopikrishna Aravindan

And he lived happily ever after…

Posted on: 11 August '11

Konnect and Communities

Konnect is our in-house developed social software that mashes content management with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter type features. It’s viral, thriving and emergent.

In our knowledge intensive world, people need to ask. If they don’t ask, they don’t receive. If they don’t receive, the sum total of them – the organization doesn’t learn. The above cartoon is to drive people towards the right place to ask. But if you ask, and not receive – it triggers a vicious cycle. People will not trust the system (the plumbing) and they will stop asking. Dave Snowden, a Knowledge Management guru articulates this very nicely in his post from 2006. That’s the philosophy we have followed at MindTree with exceptional results. Thanks Dave for that!



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  • Geetha

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for this superb â„ž for ‘The Aladdin Factor’.

    I enjoyed reading this book recently:

    And also this one which talks about tapping into the Collective “Wisdom of Crowds”:

    It was just last evening that an author, while making a superb presentation on “Humour in the Workplace”, mentioned that sometimes we get inspiration not just out of the blue but out of the ‘blues’! Sheer desperation somehow ‘konnects’ us to the right source and we get profound insights which incite.

    But there are times when asking does not help really as can be seen from what Dr. Michael LeBoeuf says here 🙂

    “The story goes that a father and his young son were walking down the street one day. The boy asked how electricity went through the wires overhead. “Don’t know,” said the father. “Never knew much about electricity.” A short time later the boy asked what caused lightning and thunder. “To tell the truth, I never exactly understood that myself,” said the father. A few more minutes passed and the son thought of another question. “Say, Pop, uh, never mind.” “Go ahead. Ask questions,” replied his father. “How else are you going to learn?”

    Thank you also for sharing Mr. Snowden’s blog.

    Thanks and regards,


    • Dear Geetha,
      Thanks for your comments. Keep them coming. I will pick up the “Aladdin..” book. Has some nice reviews.
      Just extending the metaphor…
      While we may go back to our fathers even though we didn’t receive good answers in the first place, the Internet world is full of easily accessible uncles – which is great…but may not be trustworthy. 🙂
      The time spent in exploratory searching, though semingly worthwhile (nobody complains much), is IMO wastage.