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A repository of documents, presentation and templates to assist with work tasks
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Consultants are able to pump out masses of documents and appear to be generating heaps of ideas through there use of knowledge repositories, the work they have done on one job is cleaned up (commercial inconfidence information removed) and used as a basis for the next job.

Am proposing that a similar style of database is available to the non consultants out there. Thing that you created a great presentation, remove all the crucial details and post it to the site for others to use as a basis

The next person comes along and has a starting point for their presentation. A kind of open source work repositry, just having a starting framework leads to more rapid idea crystallisation.

PiledHigherandDeeper, Jun 19 2003

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       Why do you need a .com for this? Consultant's files can be saved locally (and, much more securely) at the company's location. Simply burn all the files used in research to a CD and give them to the next person. If you need them to be accessible online, there are plenty of secure online storage sites. Google returned 5740 hits for the term "Online File Storage".
Cedar Park, Jun 19 2003

       Maybe I didn't make this clear, the idea is that the non-consultants can make use of this type of support mechanism through sharing with others.
PiledHigherandDeeper, Jun 19 2003

       Maybe examples.com would be better?
bristolz, Jun 19 2003

       I doubt that many consultants would place their distilled information on a site for 'open source' access without some serious compensation.
Cedar Park, Jun 19 2003

       I need to reword it, the idea is that non consultant types put pieces of their work in as open source, I want to write a business case for the goat lawnmower company, I look and find that are three example business cases that other people have used to start their own companies.
PiledHigherandDeeper, Jun 19 2003

       If any of these framework documents have legal implications an airtight disclaimer might help when you're sued for errors and omissions or other shortcomings in the documents.
bristolz, Jun 19 2003

       That or suggest that they only be used outside of the united states!
PiledHigherandDeeper, Jun 19 2003

       [PHD]: I've tried what you're suggesting, but getting the goat to spin the blade around fast enough is damned near impossible! :)
Cedar Park, Jun 19 2003

       "...the idea is that non consultant types put pieces of their work in as open source..."
That's the HalfBakery!
phoenix, Jun 19 2003

       Templates.com maybe. I don't see what 'knowledge' is there.
waugsqueke, Jun 19 2003

       //Maybe I didn't make this clear, //   

       //I need to reword it, //   

       Get to work.
snarfyguy, Jun 19 2003

       //Maybe you didn't make this clear...// Or maybe you did.   

       //Am proposing that a similar style of database is available to the 'NON CONSULTANTS' (my emphasis).// Good idea but if you want this idea to appeal to the hb "hierarchy" -- forget it. Water it down (till it is a different idea), kiss *** (pathetic), or admit the idea was a "loser".   

       Authority types will hate or at the least dislike this idea because it is idealistic.   

       I personally like your idea (in fact I don't think it goes far enough). Good job! Now get reworking NOT rewording. Having good ideas isn't enough, you have to be able to stand up and defend them. Looking forward to seeing what you come back with.   

       Love ... the cat
thecat, Jun 19 2003

       I think he's just selling it wrong. Calling it 'knowledge.com' was quite misleading. What I see is a website for storing well designed templates for presentations. That's not what one would expect to find at at site deeming itself the repository of 'knowledge'.   

       Could very well be baked anyway, not sure.
waugsqueke, Jun 19 2003

       Good point [...squeke] (the "squeke" wheel gets the grease right) [:)]. But it all seems a little picky. Should it be examples.com or templates.com (both admittedly more accurate). Or should s/he just expand on the idea. Who's to say? I'd say PH&D "themself".
thecat, Jun 19 2003


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