The domain of disorder (ii)
DECEMBER 2, 2016
Now I really wish I had started writing this blog during by IBM days as I would then have a full record of the evolution of my thinking here.
C01: The Strathern variation
DECEMBER 26, 2014
As I thought about this while cooking the Christmas Dinner I mellowed a little. So here goes. The reader can doubtless find other examples with ease.
And here I stand
OCTOBER 24, 2014
then realised that I had neglected the blog (too much work, too much travel) so decided to post it here without alternation. My response.
Lean or Agility?
MAY 5, 2011
conference blogsThis conference also felt a little like coming home. made the point that common parables, or metaphors were more sustainable.
The state of the Future
JULY 19, 2013
ended up in a working group on trust and that discussion will be reflected in future blogs. Conference blogs
Causality: It works for puzzles not for mysteries
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
conference blogsIt also became clear that that is no clear agreement on what a system is.
New thinking, new practices
JANUARY 19, 2015
The 12 days of Christmas blogs in a more summary form with some basic heuristics that expand the current set on day one in the main.
Description not evaluation
JANUARY 30, 2015
One of the things I am enjoying at the moment is the way a lot of things are coming together conceptually. Reflections
A curmudgeonly Christmas & a critical New Year
DECEMBER 21, 2014
So a day of thinking and some good responses on twitter and I am resolved to write an attack blog for each of the twelve days of Christmas (start with St Stephen's Day as I like that tradition). So my current list of subjects (with some indication of my thinking on typology) are listed before, More candidates or examples appreciated!
Five years of editing Wikipedia
AUGUST 12, 2011
At 1401 on the 12th August back in 2006 I made my first edit to the Wikipedia, all to the knowledge management article. Knol never stood a chance.
JANUARY 14, 2011
Reflections conference blogsI flew into Toronto by way of Miami last night (don't ask its just the way the flights worked out) for the tenth conference of Engineers without Borders. The idea was that we should both give 15 minute presentations and then there would be a discussion. promised to post my talk and you can find it here.
Peer to peer knowledge flow
DECEMBER 20, 2013
I promised yesterday to talk about peer-to-peer knowledge flow. There was no time to read it. Then a level beyond that, and one I am passionate about.
DECEMBER 21, 2016
Image sourced from this blog post. It is Aristotle’s development of the necessity of virtue which I want to develop today. Both lacked balance.
A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion
JANUARY 11, 2011
conference blogsThe format involved each if us presenting for ten minutes each along with some interrogation from panel members in the morning.
Design the process, not the outcome
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Coevolution in biology occurs when two parties exert selective evolutionary pressures on each other as a result of which they are changed. Reflection
Babies should not be thrown out with bathwater
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
will blog about that later this week by the way. Technically I suppose I mean systems dynamics, but the two are largely conflated these days.
Utility in narrative
JANUARY 13, 2011
This is a growth area and includes blogs as well as the myriads of software packages that allow storage and recall of stories. Material here is captured through composition (a blog for example) or performed to camera. For many years now I've made a strong distinction between narrative and story telling. All good stuff. Reflections
Humans are not ants, agents or angels
AUGUST 6, 2010
Tags: Reflections conference blogs
MARCH 17, 2013
Conference blogs NewsFor true complexity you need multiple parallel and often contradictory approaches.
Complexity and Public Administration
AUGUST 31, 2014
This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend. That has changed. will refer to them here as labs.
Meaning & the content heresy
MARCH 11, 2011
Its also where we see blog type story databases which depend on starring the stories you like, adding key words etc. To take an example.
New book chapters
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
There used to be a joke about waiting hours for the No 9 bus to come along, and then three arrive at the same time. Either way, back to those books.
… but is it scientific?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
Whatever I realised that I had promised a blog post on the whole issue of what is scientific in the general field of sense-making.
A return to ritual dissent
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
Questions like this are always welcome by the way, and I am happy to use this blog to post responses. Questions and my responses. Musings
My name is sisyphus
APRIL 19, 2011
More on that in future blogs, for the moment I want your sympathy. I was brought back to earth with a bump this morning. Surreal
Engagement, enactment, enrichment
MAY 9, 2011
As I thought through the issue it seemed to be that both the question and answer were pretty generic so I would blog the response. I got asked for some ideas by an old friend the other day on the vexed question of employment engagement. I'll start by paraphrasing the problem definition. So, where do we go from here? Musings
FEBRUARY 5, 2011
I've been involved in an interesting exchange with Cynthia Kurtz on her blog which is worth reading in full. Musings
Typology or Taxonomy?
OCTOBER 22, 2011
search on "bad taxidermy" produces some very scary pictures, one of which I selected for this blog, but its nothing to what I have seen in many a KM programme. Now the key word here is typology and I used that myself as the title of yesterday's post. The problem is when they taken to excess or used inappropriately. Cynefin postscript.
Cynefin papers: a summary
JANUARY 11, 2013
The Origins of Cynefin is a series of blog posts put into a single document. This one is on Cynefin articles. You have to pay for it though.
JANUARY 10, 2012
A few days ago I posted on the meeting that five of us organised to talk about the links between Cynefin, Agile and Lean. The venue is a great place.
The Boisot blog
NOVEMBER 11, 2011
Four years ago, Max took on our quest blog and his posts were a delightful mix of the whimsical and the profound. So here it is, The Boisot Blog. A few days ago I got a friendly reminder from Plaxo that I should schedule an eCard for delivery on Boisot's birthday, and the reminder was repeated yesterday. Reflections
KM Legal Europe
JANUARY 26, 2011
Those wanting more back up material can trace through the links from t his blog. I gave the opening keynote at Ark's KM conference for the legal profession in Amsterdam earlier today and thanks to Twitter ended up with a series of meetings at the Schipol Airport Starbucks before heading back for the UK. However all is not lost.
Rendering plants for people
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
share many of their values and approaches in particular a passion against the tyranny of utilisation based consultancy models. Polemic Reflections
Roots determine routes?
JANUARY 4, 2015
More details via the diabetes category on this blog but the point is that I took an informed multi-disciplinary approach. That way lies hope
DECEMBER 6, 2014
Expect more on those as I have a fair amount to writing to do as a result and this blog is a good place to test out ideas.
Guided hike across the Glyders
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Paid parking there or free parking along the road to the east). After that we descend to the old Minder Road and track to Bwlch Tryfan and return.
Of sandbanks and granite cliffs
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Later today I have a keynote to give where I intend to focus on narrative forms of knowing, but more on that tomorrow. So to summarise where we are.
Working Out Loud
MAY 3, 2014
Then I had the issue of getting my NotesPlus document to some place where I could edit and upload the blog post. I had to save it as a PDF.
NOVEMBER 2, 2013
Direction is more parable and heuristics. I'll pick up on both of those in the next blog in this series. Constraints (boundaries). Probes.
Of tittering, twittering & twitterpating
JULY 16, 2013
Now all of those will be familiar to regular readers of this blog, but they were delivered with passion. Conference blogs The collective noun for magpies is a tittering which is slightly less scary than their close relatives a murder of magpies. It was one of the comments I made in my closing session at IRHASS13. love it!