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C01: The Strathern variation

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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

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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?

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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

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ended up in a working group on trust and that discussion will be reflected in future blogs. Conference blogs

Wilful blindness

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In more recent times blogging seems to provide aspects of this without the need for disguise. Summarising Heffernan's article. So what do we do?

New thinking, new practices

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Kumvana

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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

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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.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

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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

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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

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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

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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

… but is it scientific?

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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.

Humans are not ants, agents or angels

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BCS Conference

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Conference blogs NewsFor true complexity you need multiple parallel and often contradictory approaches.

Complexity and Public Administration

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This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend. That has changed. will refer to them here as labs.

Meaning & the content heresy

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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

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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.

A return to ritual dissent

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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

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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

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Engagement, enactment, enrichment

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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

Reading styles

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I've been involved in an interesting exchange with Cynthia Kurtz on her blog which is worth reading in full. Musings

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Typology or Taxonomy?

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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

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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.

CALMalpha (2)

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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

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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

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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

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share many of their values and approaches in particular a passion against the tyranny of utilisation based consultancy models. Polemic Reflections

Roots determine routes?

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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

Lessons learning

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Symbiosis: scaffolding

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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

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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!

Granularity

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The first of those is here , and a search on the word will find a fair number of blog posts, at east one of which uses the same example.

The domain of disorder (ii)

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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.