Guy’s Journal: The State Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) Yesterday was a special day in the lives of millions of people throughout the world, and I’m grateful to have been among the lucky ones on “our side of the pond” who were able to get up at 4AM to witness this event. As it happened, my favorite image of all …

Guy’s Journal: Frances Hesselbein on Leadership

Those of us practicing knowledge services have long understood the role of leadership in the success of our efforts. Whether it’s KM, knowledge strategy development and implementation, or any of the other management methodologies relating to successful knowledge sharing, we learned long ago that it’s leadership that makes knowledge services happen. If we want to …

August 12 is World Elephant Day

One Man’s Special Interest Each of us has one or another special interest, and I’m often teased because I have three (and they are all reflected in the posts in this personal blog). The “most special” (?) is my fascination with opera. Anyone who knows me quickly learns that my love of opera (and of …

Caramoor Brings Us Our Summer Opera

Handel’s Theodora for New Yorkers The final Sunday of July brought New York’s music lovers a remarkable treat when Caramoor presented Handel’s Theodora, the composer’s 1749 oratorio. Caramoor, now known as the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, is a former estate located near Katonah, New York, approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of New …

Independence Day: What Were We Celebrating? What’s Coming Next?

Like many Americans, we New Yorkers have a grand fireworks tradition for closing out our Independence Day celebrations. Fireworks burst all over America, and here in New York, crowds love to gather along the East River (sometimes the Hudson) for the great spectacle. Others of us gather at parties to watch the fireworks, or we, too, …