INTERVIEWER This sounds like Just-In-Time Manufacturing where the parts are there just when you need them. Does the Active Knowledge present itself in an active manner as you’re engaged with life, engaged with doing, to support your performance?
DAN ABELOW: You’re correct, Active Knowledge is closer to Just In Time Learning but here are two of the differences.
One is Active Knowledge can be anonymous. When it is anonymous, it means you don’t identify yourself. You can just draw from it when and if you choose. It is totally optional.
The second is you can be identified and known. In which case, it knows you and it says, “You’ve told me what your goals are. You’re doing something that’s important for you reaching larger goals. I’m now going to make sure that when you leave the path and you perform less than what you’ve said you want to accomplish, you’re aware of the fact that there is a gap. Active Knowledge is available to you to help you close the gap, to help you get to where you want to go.”
As you do things with connected devices that relate to your personal goals, it can let you know where the gaps are.
Now, it doesn’t have to intrude. This is non-intrusive.
Or you can say, “I would like to be notified. I want to make sure because this is on my critical path. I want to make sure that I get there and I get there as quickly as possible.”
So you can set not only your goals for Active Knowledge, but you can also, by being willing to be identified, which I think many people would be for one or more of their most important goals. You can also make sure that you know how close you are to achieving your goals and what steps you need to take.