John Girard

John P. Girard, Ph.D., is an author, storyteller, and adventurer who has enjoyed the privilege of speaking to groups on six continents about technology, leadership, and culture. John holds the Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair in Information Technology at Middle Georgia State College’s School of Information Technology. Engaging with students on a daily basis ensures he remains current in the ever-changing world in which we live and do business. John has travelled to more than 80 countries investigating globalization and innovation in action. John has published six books: Building Organizational Memories, A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, Social Knowledge, Business Goes Virtual, Tips for Two, and Sage Sayings. He is founder and Chief Knowledge Strategist of Sagology (, a firm dedicated to connecting people, facilitating collaboration, learning, and knowledge sharing through keynotes, workshops, and consulting. Prior to transitioning to the academy, John worked as the Director of Knowledge Management at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. To learn more about John, visit


Strategic Data-Based Wisdom in the Big Data Era
John Girard, Deanna Klein, Kristi Berg. © 2015. 311 pages.
The ability to uncover, share, and utilize knowledge is one of the most vital components to the success of any organization. While new technologies and techniques of knowledge...
Moneyball for Knowledge Management
Douglas Weidner, John Girard. © 2015. 14 pages.
Moneyball is Michael Lewis's story about the use of statistical analysis and modeling by the Oakland A's baseball team to maximize games won per payroll dollar. When new...
Social Knowledge: Using Social Media to Know What You Know
John P. Girard, JoAnn L. Girard. © 2011. 358 pages.
For the past two decades, executives have struggled to develop effective ways of sharing what their organizations know. Organizational leaders are now seeking ways to share...
Building Organizational Memories: Will You Know What You Knew?
John P. Girard. © 2009. 348 pages.
Much has been written about how organizations create and exchange knowledge to achieve a competitive advantage. To date, most researchers have concentrated on the present and how...