Information Sharing

Quality Management

By proactively addressing these challenges, organizations can successfully implement the Brilliance Mining Method and harness the power of their collective knowledge for sustainable success. In the subsequent chapters, we will explore further strategies and best practices to optimize Brilliance Mining and unlock the full potential of knowledge within your organization. Let's embark on this transformative journey of extracting brilliance and revolutionizing your knowledge management and transfer processes.

Effective Knowledge Transfer plays a crucial role in organizational success for several key reasons:

Conduct Brilliance Mapping: Perform Brilliance Mapping, which involves breaking down the critical knowledge areas into their component parts. Identify the key steps, decision points, and underlying principles that contribute to the success of each area.

Enabling Innovation: The transfer of knowledge stimulates innovation by exposing individuals to different perspectives, experiences, and ideas. By disseminating knowledge across interdisciplinary teams, organizations can encourage collaboration, creativity, and the generation of innovative solutions.

The development of Brilliance Mining™ stems from a profound understanding that knowledge is a vital asset for any organization, yet capturing and transferring it can be a complex endeavor. Many organizations heavily rely on the expertise of key employees, which can create a significant dependence on those individuals. However, when these key employees depart from the organization, whether due to retirement, career transitions, or other reasons, their knowledge and expertise may be lost, posing a risk to the long-term success of the organization. Brilliance Mining™ addresses this challenge head-on by helping organizations reduce their dependence on key individuals. It achieves this by systematically capturing and documenting critical knowledge, ensuring that it is not lost but rather shared and accessible to others even when employees transition out of the organization.

Continuously Improve the Brilliance Mining Process: Regularly evaluate and improve the Brilliance Mining process. Solicit feedback from employees, monitor the effectiveness of knowledge transfer, and identify areas for enhancement. Adjust the process as needed to ensure ongoing success.



The Brilliance Mining journey we have embarked upon has illuminated the transformative power of capturing, sharing, and leveraging critical knowledge. We have witnessed its profound impact on individuals, teams, and organizations as they harness their brilliance and navigate the ever-changing business landscape.

"The Knowledge-Creating Company: How to Make it Work" by Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, and Ikujiro Nonaka - Building upon the concepts introduced in their earlier work, the authors delve deeper into the practical aspects of creating a knowledge-creating company and share real-life examples from various industries.

Information Sharing

Employee Training

The Benefits of Brilliance Mining in Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer

Cultural and Behavioral Barriers: Building a knowledge-sharing culture requires overcoming resistance, fostering trust, and promoting a mindset that values collaboration, learning, and knowledge sharing. Changing organizational norms and encouraging individuals to embrace KM practices can be a significant challenge.

Culture and Collaboration: Assess the cultural shift within the organization towards a knowledge-sharing and collaborative environment. Evaluate whether employees feel more comfortable sharing their expertise and ideas without fear of being replaced. Determine if partnerships and collaborations have become smoother and more productive.

Knowledge Discovery

Summarizing the Brilliance Mining Journey

Knowledge Retention and Succession Planning: As employees retire or leave the organization, their knowledge and expertise may be lost if not effectively captured and transferred. KM provides mechanisms for preserving critical knowledge, ensuring organizational memory, and facilitating smooth succession planning, minimizing the impact of employee turnover.

Knowledge Management and Artificial Intelligence

Organizational Learning

Knowledge Economy

Knowledge Capture: The act of capturing valuable knowledge and expertise, typically through interviews, documentation, or observation, to ensure it is preserved and available for future use.

Throughout this book, we have explored the transformative power of Brilliance Mining in the realm of knowledge management and knowledge transfer. We have learned that Brilliance Mining is not just a method or a tool but a mindset—a mindset that recognizes the immense value of the knowledge and expertise already present within individuals and organizations.

Staffing Company specializing in a specialty niche: Brilliance Mining was employed to extract the owner's 25 years of expertise in low voltage and electrical staffing. By making the owner's unconscious competence visible and teachable, the company empowered its staff to execute business operations with the same level of expertise the owner brought to the company. The business experienced remarkable growth, opened two new locations, and the owner regained a work-life balance, enabling personal pursuits.

Information Security

Innovative Software Company: An innovative software company specializing in software that revolutionizes and modernizes legislative drafting faced the challenge of teaching its employees and partners the unique combination of technical expertise and legislative knowledge that drives their business. Furthermore, the company needed to educate their prospective customers on the benefits of their product, which meant that government IT people had to understand the software well enough to recommend it to their bosses.

Implementing Brilliance Mining may present certain challenges, but with proper strategies, these obstacles can be overcome. Here are some common challenges and ways to address them:

Brilliance Mining was used to develop training materials for prospective customers to drive sales and cross-train internal staff and external partners. These training materials were delivered through a training portal or Learning Management System. Additionally, pocket guides were created to capture the founders’ unique knowledge and principles. The valuation of the company is estimated to have increased at least 8-fold as a result of these efforts!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are several ways: One is to immediately begin making video (or at least audio) recordings of any and all training you are already doing anyway. This is Brilliance Extraction at “naturally occurring opportunities.”

Secondly, you can sign up for the free membership at the Brilliance Mine Academy and take the first module of the introductory course on the Brilliance Mining Method. This will only take 15 minutes and provide you with a foundational understanding of the method and how to apply it in your organization.

What is the best way to get started with Brilliance Mining?

You begin with Brilliance Mapping and write down which areas of Brilliance you have. This will not be a complete list because you are not going to think of it all, but it is a great start. Then consider:

  • Which area is the easiest to start with (perhaps you are working on improving this area right now or are training someone in it)?

  • Or which area would as have the most positive impact on your business if it was documented and made trainable?

  • If the two overlap, that is even better!

Most of all, just get started!

Of course, the answer is, “It depends.” That said, we have had clients who had something tangible in their hands after just one session, something that made a difference to them. Or, another client had his entire Secret Sauce documented within six weeks after not being able to teach it to his team for twelve years completely. The key is to go for an early win. Ditch perfectionism and quickly create something that is useful. You can still refine it later. Furthermore, we recommend you use the early version to get valuable feedback which might influence the direction of how you proceed.

To form a successful culture around knowledge sharing, it is important to create an environment where employees feel comfortable sharing their knowledge. This can be achieved by creating a culture of openness and transparency, where employees are encouraged to share their ideas and insights without fear of judgment or criticism. It is also important to help employees understand the benefits of sharing their knowledge, such as professional and personal growth opportunities, and to reward them for doing so. This can be done through bonuses, salary raises, or employee ownership, as well as opportunities to work on exciting projects and tasks. By creating a win-win scenario where employees are happy and well-trained, you can foster a culture of knowledge sharing that will help your organization thrive.

It is important to update your knowledge management system regularly to ensure that it remains relevant and useful to your organization. The frequency of updates will depend on the nature of your business and the rate of change in your business and industry. However, it is generally recommended to update your knowledge management system frequently, ideally as soon as you learn that something is missing or needs to be updated. I encourage you to build a culture that encourages employees to contribute to the system regularly, as this will help to keep it up-to-date and relevant to their needs.