All About Lex

Lex is a knowledge community that is focused on the issues that are at the heart of modern value creation. It is all about knowledge and the risk of the unknown and/or unknowable.

Lex is based on the hypothesis that today’s approaches to information and knowledge management are inadequate. In a complex world with rapid information generation and increasingly specialized knowledge domains, a new approach to information management and collaboration is desperately needed. Trying to process more information and knowledge faster only exacerbates the issue.

Human brains are still just human brains. Collectively, our brains have been augmented by complex and interwoven information systems. While these systems collect, create and interpret information, it still comes down to humans to put these pieces together in new ways to make something new and valuable.

The challenge inherent with knowledge and risk is that there is an interplay of attitudes toward information at multiple levels. Individuals, groups, organizations and beyond all process and interpret information differently.

Information, Misinformation, Disinformation and Everything In-between

The primary focus of this project is on improving productivity through the use of information. It is not just about getting things done faster, it is about coming up with better solutions all around.

Information often reveals itself gradually and things happen along that change what you might.

Time is not on your side

In the abstract, time may be infinite, but in reality there is limited time for everything.

Everything is information and information is in everything

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behaviors of individuals and organizations in the age of artificial intelligence. Information management is not new with the computer age or the age of the Internet. It is a core human capability and is key to human survival. The systems that we have built for information management have evolved through the years, but humans still process information in largely the same way.

With the emergence of artificial intelligence in nearly all aspects of life, this is an amazing opportunity to rethink how we think about how our minds and our collective minds process information.

I really don’t consider myself an expert in anything or on anything, but I have spent time and money with a lot of experts over the years.

Some of these people truly were experts while others may have just managed to glom onto something at the right time.

Here is the list of sources and influences that I have met in my many years writing newsletters, producing conferences and workshops and dreaming up new communities

My interest in information technology dates back almost 40 years…

True, I hated computer science in college…I can barely get a screen to say ‘hello world’ unless it is setting up a WordPress site…

But as a political science graduate with an interest in economics ( I have little use for either of those topics now), I am fascinated by the politics and economics of information management.

Information management and more importantly, information control is an intensely political issue with large economic consequences.

The control of information flow is really much more than a technology question and isn’t really solved by technology.