In a Nutshell
My name is Joe Gollner and this blog chronicles my inquiries over the years as I followed various professional, and academic, pathways. These pathways have traversed many boundaries - touching different markets, countries, and topics. There have been emerging areas of focus including the management of content, knowledge, technology, and management itself.
Like Deadpool, Lex Luthor, and Professor X, I call Victoria, British Columbia home.
As any visitor will quickly confirm, this blog is a little difficult to classify. On the one hand, it is clearly not given to providing short snippets of news from my world. On the other hand, it is not particularly limited in the topics it addresses. I suspect that as a result I am breaking the two cardinal rules of blogging. But I feel no compulsion to change the tack I have been taking. My posts tend to be "inquiries" that dig into various topics. There are some thematic links emerging and at times these are pushed along by substantive comments from visitors. Perhaps someday I will be able to bring together the various threads to see what they mean.
Now one of the consequences of this approach and style is that the blog posts are less temporal than is often the case with blogs. By this, I mean that an inquiry composed two years ago, or ten years ago, can be as relevant today (or perhaps as infuriating) for someone interested in a given topic as one written yesterday.
After a couple of years, I began to emphasize a series of posts under the category of Content which was one way to refer to the general domain of digital content strategies (management, publishing, exchanging...). This is the field where a substantial measure of my professional time is spent and fortunately it is also an area I find intrinsically interesting. There are even times when I like to think that it is a domain that is important in that digital content may be one of the missing ingredients that will contribute to the next generation of technology, organizational, and economic innovation. Other areas of emergent focus have been management, technology, and knowledge.