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Happy fourth birthday RealKM Magazine!

On the 18th of August, RealKM Magazine celebrated its fourth birthday. It’s been a great year, and a big heartfelt thanks goes to everyone who has made this possible!

The significant achievements and events for RealKM Magazine over the past year have included:

  • Award win: RealKM Magazine won the Knowledge and Information Award in the 2018 CILIP Knowledge and Information Management (K&IM) Awards, which were presented in London in December last year.
  • RealKM Cooperative: RealKM Magazine founder Stephen Bounds formally transitioned RealKM to a community-owned model, with the RealKM Cooperative Limited registered in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in May 2019. This followed an inaugural meeting at which Stephen Bounds, Bruce Boyes, and Dr Arthur Shelley were elected as directors.
  • Comprehensive resources: We recently published our 1,000th article. The types of articles RealKM Magazine publishes include evidence summaries, feature articles, article series, and news items.
  • Valued resources: Several RealKM Magazine articles have now been viewed more than 10,000 times, including more than 22,000 views of our most popular article.
  • KM Asia 2019 conference: RealKM Magazine editor and lead writer Bruce Boyes delivered a presentation and participated in a knowledge manager certification panel at the KM Asia 2019 conference in April in Hong Kong.

A very special thank you to the RealKM Patrons

Become a PatronA very special birthday thank you goes to our RealKM Patrons, whose generous support makes the continuation of RealKM Magazine possible.

RealKM Platinum Patrons

Stephen Bounds and Dr Arthur Shelley are RealKM Platinum-level Patrons, our highest supporter level:

  • Stephen Bounds: Stephen is the founding editor and a Platinum-level Patron of RealKM Magazine, and Executive, Information Management at Cordelta.
  • Dr Arthur Shelley: Founded by Dr Arthur ShelleyIntelligent Answers is a specialist consulting firm with the vision to “Build capabilities and productive relationships through creative learning.”

RealKM Gold Patrons

  • Patrick Lambe: Straits Knowledge is a knowledge management research and consulting firm headquartered in Singapore, and active in projects around the world.

RealKM Silver Patrons

RealKM Bronze Patrons: Simon Møller, Kristen J Booker, and DCision Consult Sàrl.

RealKM Patrons and RealKM Fans: 5 Patrons and 3 Fans.

Join us for the KM journey ahead!

We look forward to continuing to promote evidence-based knowledge management in the years ahead.

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Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes ( is editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine ( and currently also teaches in the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics). With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce's many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile and knowledge management approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia's 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to support communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.

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