Amsterdam Two-Day SenseMaker® Design: Only a week left to take advantage of Early Bird Discount!

Dave Snowden

SenseMaker® is a highly innovative technique to gain insights and support decisions in complex spaces. There are still seats available at the Two Day SenseMaker® Design course in Amsterdam held over 16-17 September 2014. Enjoy EUR200 off the course fees if you sign up before 8 August 2014.

Amsterdam Two-Day SenseMaker® Design: Only a week left to take advantage of Early Bird Discount!

Dave Snowden

SenseMaker® is a highly innovative technique to gain insights and support decisions in complex spaces. There are still seats available at the Two Day SenseMaker® Design course in Amsterdam held over 16-17 September 2014. Enjoy EUR200 off the course fees if you sign up before 8 August 2014.

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Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems

Dave Snowden

Today we’re announcing practitioner-focused courses on complexity and the Cynefin framework. Course 1: Dealing with Complex Problems. Book now for the Early Bird discount, saving US$135. Course 2: Managing in Complexity. While there will be theory, the focus is on the practical application of Cynefin and other related complexity-based methods. Topics will include: An introduction to Complexity Thinking – and its implications for leadership & management.

Seminar on complexity

Dave Snowden

It's a purposefully small group, spending a day understanding the implications for policy and practice of complexity theory. Given the short notice an introduction by a registered Cognitive Edge practitioner will get you a 15% discount. We've just had a couple of cancellations on the seminar next week (30th June) so some places are open again. I mix basic teaching with discussing the issues faced by people in the group, so it is a real seminar rather than a lecture or a class.

Dave Snowden - Untitled Article

Dave Snowden

This post is a response to those and to discussions that have gone on since all of which are linked to the upcoming Exploratory which will examine the links between anthro-complexity and network sciences. Anthro-complexity Complexity ReflectionsDRAFT IN PROGRESS. .

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Cynefin and Sense-Making courses

Dave Snowden

Rather than one long blogpost, we’ll be doing four separate announcements in the next week, covering SenseMaker® courses, practitioner-focused courses on complexity and the Cynefin framework and finally partner-led subject-specific courses. These courses are recommended for anyone looking for innovative ways of developing their organisation, anyone dealing with complex changing problems and anyone tired of current frustrations and approaches that don’t bring anticipated results.

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The Puzzling Economic Impact of Transformative Technologies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On the margin, the (present-discounted and risk-adjusted) value of these unmeasured assets equals the costs incurred to produce them.

The 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The transformational changes CIOs are called upon to lead are technically very complex. In addition, the tablet brings up recommendations tailored for each individual customer, including products and services, as well as relevant packages and discounts. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy On May 21 I attended the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – SenseMaker® courses

Dave Snowden

Still to come in the next week will be practitioner-focused courses on complexity and the Cynefin framework and finally partner-led subject-specific courses. With a body of theory and past practice, this two-day course will show you what is needed in a SenseMaker® framework, how you go about designing and building one, how to test it in field and how to implement it to resolve your most complex problems. Book now for the Early Bird discount, saving £100. Discounts.

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The latest thinking on Cynefin and Sense-Making - new courses announced

Dave Snowden

The cluster of four one-day courses continues to feature new thinking with a strong emphasis on bringing academic research and theory on complexity and related disciplines and applying them to organisational problems. Auckland, NZ: May 4-7 2015 - Early Bird discount runs out this week - hurry and save up to NZ$400. Practical exercises extend to breaking silo mentalities and using complex facilitation techniques in all sorts of organisations.

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Cynefin & Sense-making and LeanUX… in NYC!

Dave Snowden

It's lining up to be a rich week of conversations about Lean, UX, design, Cynefin, sense-making and complexity so if you're looking for a great networking and development opportunity inspired by these topics it's going to be a value-packed week! Also by signing up for a free Cognitive Edge Basic membership you're eligible for a 5% discount but if you upgrade to a paid Cognitive Edge Premium Membership you get a 15% discount.

Upcoming Cognitive Edge Courses in 2015

Dave Snowden

These will still be the flagship courses, focussing on thought-leadership, with Dave Snowden as the key presenter covering the latest evolutions in applying complexity, Cynefin and narrative concepts to practice. Discounts. As in previous years, there are discounts for groups attending the courses, for Early Bird bookings and discounts for network members and premium network members. There's a change coming in the Cognitive Edge training courses.

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Cynefin courses in 2015 - new thinking, practical exercises and great company

Dave Snowden

Cynefin, Complexity, Narrative and Sense-making in 2015. These four one-day courses are led by Dave Snowden, Cognitive Edge’s Chief Scientific Officer, and are the best way to immerse yourself in the latest thinking on complexity, narrative and the application of these approaches to organisational practice. Day 1 - Understanding complexity. Learn how to put complexity theory to practice.

Sense-making for success

Harold Jarche

Work was getting more complex. The next Online Personal Knowledge Management Workshop starts 28 October, with discounted prices for early sign-up. image by @gapingvoid. Once upon a time … By the second decade of the 21st century, the nature of work had changed. Even so-called knowledge workers were being regularly downsized, as the corporations called it. A lot of work was getting automated but a few creative, and lucky, people became almost overnight successes.

[2b2k] Nature Mag. vs. Univ of California

David Weinberger

Nature contends that the current pricing represents and overly-generous discount. It’s all very complex and I don’t claim to understand it. Nature and the University of California are in a negotiation that at the moment looks more like a game of chicken. Norman Oder has a very interesting post about it at Library Journal. “UC says it currently pays $4,465 per NPG [Nature Publishing Group] journal, while the proposed cost for 2011 is $17,479.

A Retreat on narrative – where better to meet than in Ireland

Dave Snowden

In complexity speak, there is intrigue to discover what meaning will emerge over the week of the Retreat, and to see what that might look like…. As on previous retreats we do have a few limited places for people to take on roles in support of the retreat – at a discount. The location of the Cynefin Retreat about Narrative in Organisations (Ireland, 18-21 March 2019) is specially chosen for its unique landscape and naturally rugged beauty.

Reflections on the Whistler process

Dave Snowden

Coupled with the creation of a complexity based approach to design and you have a golden opportunity here! For anyone in the network who has been through the various foundations courses over the year we have a special bundled price for the Retreat and the Train the Trainer event so leave a comment with your email or contact us by the web site and we’ll let you have a discount code. Out first retreat of 2018 explored the general area of design and innovation.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

A last group discounts it claiming 70-20-10 has no research to back it up and that it provides little value because the numbers are not accurate. The 16 categories were too complex to use in the course so we in turn re-coded the 16 categories into five to make them easier to communicate. This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom. first published August 2016).

The Dark Side of Technology

John Hagel

  As anyone who understands complexity theory knows, the more connected we become, the more vulnerable the system becomes to cascades of information and action that can disrupt the system in unexpected ways.   It draws out and intensifies certain cognitive biases that I’ve written about elsewhere so I’ll just briefly summarize them here: They magnify our perception of risk and discount our perception of reward. I’m going to disrupt the Silicon Valley script.

Cynefin for strategy: new seminars

Dave Snowden

So I have changed the complexity seminar to focus on a walk through of a generic approach to strategy based on complexity thinking. It will be method based so all the material is or will be open source and we have kept the very competitive pricing for a C level seminar and we have the normal discounts for block bookings and people who want to "repeat". The nice thing about complexity approaches is that they are a lot less "heavy" than traditional strategy approaches.

Boston Seminar/Masterclass

Dave Snowden

For KM World in San Jose I am organising a special half day of complexity based learning at the end of the event, more on that later in the week. Boston on the 10th November sees my one day seminar/masterclass on complexity theory and its implications for organisational development and strategy. Existing members of the Cognitive Edge network, or their guests get a 20% discount and we have always extended that to members of the Boston KM Forum and the Plexus Institute.

cooperation, measurement, security and more

Harold Jarche

Teachers and many parents understand that children’s development is far too complex to capture with an hour or two taking a standardized test. And he agrees that our tendency to distrust outsiders—lending itself to prejudice, violence, and hate—should not be discounted or underestimated. The proper way to conduct ourselves in the complex domain is through experiments. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media.

Seminars: offer to network members

Dave Snowden

They are: Narrative research designed for the professional researcher and academics as well as current practitioners; Knowing in a virtual world which looks at the use of social computing & knowledge management (seen as a strategic tool) designed for all levels; Complexity in human systems which is a more academic introduction to the application of CAS to human systems with the same target audience as Narrative.

Scaling: merge, match & masticate

Dave Snowden

Cognitive Edge has been working with the UNDP on how do you scale success in the development sector and we recently ran a fascinating event in New York look at the science of how complex adaptive systems scale which is now moving into early experimental use. Its important to remember that i n Cynefin scaling (in terms of visibility and impact) happens when you can achieve a dynamic move from the complex to the complicated, from experiment to exploitation.

Idea management requires shared power

Harold Jarche

Convening is the skill and practice of bringing groups together to develop understanding of complex issues, create new knowledge and spur innovation. I have written about convening and the role of the leader in The Power of the Conversation Architect to Address Complex, Adaptive Challenges. When faced with complex issues our inclination is to collect more data, survey, or assign a task force to conduct interviews; when what is needed is a new way to frame the issue.

New training - March early bird

Dave Snowden

More conventional three by three matrices that can link from Cynefin or can stand in their own right without the need for any understanding of complexity per se. We have created a special early bird discount for people booking this month, so take advantage of it!

On the Creative Commons Certificate Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We find that people who think they are experts often are not as accurate on these complex topics as they think they are - and they are thankful for the opportunity to hone their skills, with a trained facilitator, in a global community of learners. But more importantly, why would Creative Commons need to submit a proposal to discount its own educational offerings?

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All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List All Social is Learning John 8 comments Decision Science , Social Media Nov 22 I’ve been reflecting lately on my brief sojourn into education reform prior to returning to “the world.” It’s not as if we can automatically discount their intelligence, just the user freindly part on some occasions.

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New thinking, new practices

Dave Snowden

How do you scale success in a complex adaptive system? These are the alternatives to values and rules for the complex space. Remember that there is a discount if you have been before and want to come again. As people on the mailing list will know we've made some changes to the training programme. The four day programme is now a flagship programme and will be run once per year in most territories, maybe twice in Europe.

2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

It covers the basics of complexity theory from a human systems perspective and includes things like safe-to-fail intervention design, resilience and what you can actually manage if the situation is complex. Day two is the Cynefin day , starting with the framework itself and then working through each domain before situating Cynefin in the wider field of complexity studies and systems. There are discounts if you have been before and want an update as well as for bulk bookings.

UX: It’s a Highly Defensible Investment

Adaptive Path

All the complexity and "source code" of a camera went from the camera box itself off to a factory where Kodak did all the heavy lifting for the customer. By looking at what customers really wanted — a way to capture an image or a memory — and designing for just that, the complexity and the protectable parts of the operational solution were moved behind-the-scenes and became a competitive advantage that Kodak could invest in and protect for years.

UX: It’s a Highly Defensible Investment

Adaptive Path

All the complexity and "source code" of a camera went from the camera box itself off to a factory where Kodak did all the heavy lifting for the customer. By looking at what customers really wanted — a way to capture an image or a memory — and designing for just that, the complexity and the protectable parts of the operational solution were moved behind-the-scenes and became a competitive advantage that Kodak could invest in and protect for years.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

A last group discounts it claiming 70-20-10 has no research to back it up and that it provides little value because the numbers are not accurate. The 16 categories were too complex to use in the course so we in turn re-coded the 16 categories into five to make them easier to communicate. This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom.

Why PKM?

Harold Jarche

Are things more complex now, than they were 5 or 10 years ago? For more information on individual PKM development, see the PKM in 40 Days online workshop (discount until 30 April). Here is a short video introduction on why personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) is becoming a required skill and mindset for professionals today. We continue to see that labour has diminishing value as routine work keeps getting automated.

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The case for the death of cash by the hand of digital currencies

Ross Dawson

Recipients of cash can use the funds immediately, leading to discounts for cash payment. Buying, storing, and transacting Bitcoin can be complex and unwieldy. This morning I gave the opening keynote at the ATM and Branch Automation Seminar run by Payments Consulting Network. In my keynote I spoke about the broader trends in technology, society, and business, and then looked at some of the uncertainties impacting ATMs and branches.

My UX Week 2012 Mixtape

Adaptive Path

de Monchaux illustrates the enormous complexity of meeting the design challenge within the military industrial complex and “systems thinking” that drove the space race. Double discount! For almost any conference, the talks that linger most with me are those that help me see things from different perspectives, especially if they give me insight into how design challenges are solved in other fields.

Kapp & Driscoll nail Learning in 3D

Clark Quinn

It’s just that the concepts are complex, and they don’t pander with overly simplistic presentations. You can get a 20% discount purchasing it directly from Amazon. Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll have launched the age of virtual worlds in organizational learning by providing a thorough overview in their new book Learning in 3D. This is a comprehensive and eloquent book, covering the emerging opportunity in virtual worlds.

Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

Our world is getting more complex as everything gets connected. Contributors to the (social) design phase will be entitled to a discount on the workshop fee! _. A guide to complexity and organizations HAROLD JARCHE | SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012. in an increasingly complex world HAROLD JARCHE | THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012. July, 2012. GEORGE SIEMENS. JULY 25, 2012. MOOCs are really a platform.

Workscaping, part 3 of n

Jay Cross

I got through by doing discounted cash now with a slide rule. In the increasingly complex world we inhabit, we often confront novel situations. Sources of knowhow. My class at Harvard Business School has the distinction of being the last not allowed to bring portable calculators to exams. (A A Bomar 4-function calculator cost $99, a sum that kept many of us from acquiring one.) Everyone has several calculators today. They are giveaways. There’s probably one in your phone.

On marketing’s terminal addiction to personal data fracking and bad guesswork

Doc Searls

We’re at the bottom of machinery that’s gigantic (click on the image and see) and complex in the extreme. Later Zuckerberg discounted the remark as “just a sentence I said;” but to Facebook the only you that matters is the one they know. In fact humans are terribly complex. Quit fracking our lives to extract data that’s none of your business and that your machines misinterpret. — New Clues, #58.

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5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Beth Kanter

They also offer any reader of Beth’s Blog a special discount code of 10% on the conference registeration (use this code: 10beth when you register ) Meghan Ventura from Games for Change has wrote this guest post about how nonprofits are using games to leverage their missions. This code is good until the Festival, but it also stacks on top of the 20% early-bird discount for those register by Friday, February 20 , so be sure to use it now for the best deal on Festival tickets.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

In this environment of increasing complexity, a one-dimensional focus is fatal. Six Sigma and similar methodologies discount the importance of emotional ties. Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. Thomas. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

In this environment of increasing complexity, a one-dimensional focus is fatal. Six Sigma and similar methodologies discount the importance of emotional ties. Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. Thomas. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance.