Turn Enterprise Social Networks into Networks of Knowledge

Getting team members talking in more fluid ways promises to help connect the insight and knowledge of experts to the situations that most need it. Enterprise social networks get you part of the way. With knowledge flow tools embedded inside, you can turn “just talking” into knowledge collecting, sharing and collaborating.


The Flow of Knowledge - Pandexio's 3-Column Dashboard

 
We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.
— John Naisbitt
 

Knowledge is not a commodity. It is not a fungible product that can be stored in some ice house until the right moment.

To really look at the power of knowledge, we need to think of it as a service. Its impact and value really only come into being when the right information, context, insight and opinion come together at the right moment for a decision to be made. It is quite an ornate bit of choreography that goes into it.

The key is to create a process, a flow of knowledge that connects these elements in a more regular basis allows. 

Projects & Documents

The heart of Pandexio is the 3-column dashboard. It is an app and service designed to help you create that flow of knowledge. 

Projects and documents get shared with team members in the first column. When you're ready to start the flow of knowledge, you launch a document in the viewer. 

The Pandexio Viewer lets you collect, describe, connect and organize your knowledge as you read, and frees your newly minted knowledge from the container of the document.

The Hypersnips Column

Hypersnips

At Pandexio's core is the Hypersnip: a connected and easy way to mark, collect and manage salient information, statistics, quotes and ideas from documents, charts, pages, images and more, all without losing context.

Each hypersnip is added to a universal snip feed with all the other hypersnips from all the other documents in your project. This means it is much more than a note taking tool; it's a way to pull your finds out of their sources without breaking the connection.

Hyperpoints 

Hyperpoints

Collecting and organizing your information and facts into Hypersnips of knowledge is a key step in formulating your ideas, in articulating your point. Creating a hyperpoint is the next step.

The Hyperpoint is deceptively simple: just paragraph text or one-level list structure but it connects your assertions to your knowledge in a seamless and fluid way that doesn't interrupt the clarity of your ideas, simply lends them impact.

 

On Mobile

And when you view your Pandexio on your mobile phone, you have all of that knowledge, all of those hypersnips and hyperpoints with you, connecting your knowledge to where and how you work.

Create Clarity & Impact with Hyperpoints

A presentation that doesn’t seek to make change is a waste of time and energy.
— Seth Godin

Collecting and organizing your information and facts into Hypersnips of knowledge is a key step in formulating your ideas, in articulating your point. But when it comes to communicating your ideas, there are two main areas that separate successful communications from lackluster ones: Clarity and Impact.

Clarity 

While it is often the game with presentation of ideas (especially with PowerPoint) to dress your thoughts up in moving imagery, or bludgeon your listeners with the apparatus of complex bulleted structures, when it comes down to it, successful ideas are the ones that people can take with them.

With that in mind, the Hyperpoint is deceptively simple: just paragraph text or one-level list structure. These limitations are invitations to focus on your ideas and their clarity. 

Impact

Simplicity in itself isn't enough. Anyone can make claims that stick in the listeners' heads, but it takes expertise, experience and work to be able to connect knowledge and insight to clearly stated ideas. 

With this in mind, the Hyperpoint connects your assertions to your knowledge in a seamless and fluid way that doesn't interrupt the clarity of your ideas, simply lends them impact.

 

Reading For Knowledge - Snip the Facts, Quotes & Charts as you go

The Pandexio reader also lets you snip out the salient bits, describe and organize them without interrupting your reading.

The Pandexio reader also lets you snip out the salient bits, describe and organize them without interrupting your reading.

Reading is not a passive activity. It is not absorbtion of information. The reader organizes and connects ideas and patterns in the very act of reading, creating knowledge out of facts and sentences.

The Pandexio Viewer lets you collect, describe, connect and organize your knowledge as you read, and frees your newly minted knowledge from the container of the document.

At Pandexio's core is the Hypersnip: a connected and easy way to mark, collect and manage salient information, statistics, quotes and ideas from documents, charts, pages, images and more, all without losing context.

Each hypersnip is added to a universal snip feed with all the other hypersnips from all the other documents in your project. This means it is much more than a note taking tool; it's a way to pull your finds out of their sources without breaking the connection.

A Bit of Knowledge - Hypersnips as a Unit of Learning

Here's the thing. Information is just one part of knowledge. There is also the judgement to place that information into a framework, there are patterns to recognize, there are dots to connect. So, as you read through a source document in Pandexio, you snip out a bit of knowledge, a unit of learning, you give it a good, clear statement, add some tags and a note, and then you have, what we call a HYPERSNIP.

The document is still important, but now mostly as the context for your knowledge, the source. Once you pull that bit of knowledge out, let's focus on all of your bits of knowledge, rather than having to walk back into every document. That is the basis of Pandexio: pull the knowledge out, but keep the context.