Arnold Kransdorff
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Failure is but delayed success.
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Arnold Kransdorff is a corporate historian and expert practitioner in knowledge management (KM). A former feature writer and company analyst for the Financial Times in London, his speciality is the management of Organisational Memory (OM), the institution-specific know-how accrued from experience that characterises any organisation’s ability to perform. He was the first to identify the phenomenon of corporate amnesia in the early 1980s, soon after the flexible labour market took off.

His first book on the subject, ‘Corporate Amnesia’ (Butterworth Heineman, 1996) was shortlisted for the UK’s Management Book of the Year in 1999. Now out of print, it is available as an eBook at

his second book, Corporate DNA, (Gower, 1998) is the academic version. See "Corporate DNA, Using Organzational memory to improve poor decision-making" (Gower, 1996). This is the academic version. See PassString=Y&sKeyword1=Kransdorff&sKeyword2=&sBooleanSearch=AND&sSearchFrom=Author&sSubjectCode=999&sNewTitle=999

His third book, "Knowledge Management: Begging for a bigger role" (Business Expert Press, 2009). This is the latest update. See
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At 9:19 on April 26, 2012, Bob MacKenzie said…

Great to see your image, Arnold.

Best wishes.  Bob

At 9:28 on April 25, 2012, Bob MacKenzie said…

Welcome to the AMED Network, Arnold

Would you like to join us for the 6th Annual Collaborative Writing Workshop in Brighton on 18 May (see Events)?

How about posting an image of yourself, so that we can recognise each other when we meet f2f?

Best wishes.  Bob



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