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Different people see knowledge management from different perspectives. Some people emphasize intellectual capital, some people always think about technology, whereas others put community building first. In this essay, I associate the different views of knowledge with personality types. In other words, a person's temperament determines that person's view of knowledge—a remarkable coincidence. Therefore, a person's answer to the question “What is knowledge?” is strongly related to the answer to “Who am I?” Hence, an enterprise should be careful when defining knowledge management for its use, lest its definition imply “who the employee should be.”
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