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Tacit Knowledge ≠ Explicit Knowledge

Tacit Knowledge ≠ Explicit Knowledge

Tacit Knowledge is defined as the "know how" (process)  rather than "know what" (content). A part of it could be codified into explicit knowledge. However, it is often difficult to explain just by writing it down. It is something you learn by doing.

Explicit Knowledge, on the other hand, refers to information we see on the books or the internet.

Although there's a difference, one is not dependable without the other


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