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.
The physicality of thought
AUGUST 9, 2016
You’ll see some of that in blog posts shortly. The full sweep of Cardigan Bay complete and my overall three year plan now over 60% complete.
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
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!
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
Meaning and truth
JANUARY 16, 2012
I have always rated Yiannis Gabriel's writing and the various conversations I have had with him over the years. Reflections
Here be dragons ….
JUNE 21, 2016
I’ve been too long away from this blog for which apologies. selfie I published is available for those who want to see the gory details. Musing
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.
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.
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
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
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
taken at the flood
JULY 6, 2016
I spent the bulk of today running a session for the leadership team of a major Financial Services organisation. More on that tomorrow.
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.
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.
State of the Net 213
MAY 31, 2013
In the various questions I realised that I need to do some more work on granularity so that will be tomorrow's blog.
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.
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.
MARCH 17, 2013
Conference blogs NewsFor true complexity you need multiple parallel and often contradictory approaches.
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
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.
Weak signal detection
JANUARY 8, 2015
Both did a great job and if they read this and are happy then I will add their content to this blog. That complete I could provide a summary.
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
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
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.
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
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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.
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.
Early detection, fast recovery
MARCH 18, 2014
The overall story of my particular journey I summarised in three blog post s for those interested. So why not give people that option?
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.
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.
… you better look good on wood
APRIL 30, 2016
The title of this blog comes from one of his famous quotes: If you are going to follow Jesus, you better look good on wood. Memories
Design thinking & complexity pt 3
OCTOBER 5, 2013
In my last post in this series I argued for managed exaptation as a method to avoid premature convergence. So how to we manage for exaptation?
JULY 2, 2014
Conference blogs Reflections It was the sort of enriching conversation that is increasingly difficult to get at events and that worries me.
Of leopards and people
AUGUST 31, 2014
We had pole position and got some great shots, by favourite opens this blog. However its more a lack of time. Great places