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Sharing Global Perspectives: A project by people, for people

Dave Snowden

In 2021, the Cynefin Centre hopes that we can start introducing and highlighting the work carried out by our members more than ever before. Today’s blog post offers the stage to a project looking at experiences of the pandemic all around the world.

The Intangible Asset Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger


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overcome by events

Harold Jarche

I wrote the following in 2009 —. Workplace learning in 2019. Much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement (part-time, full-time, contract mix). More learning will be do-it-yourself and gathered from online digital resources available for free and fee.

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Update on my webinars

Clark Quinn

I know, I know, I’ve been doing a lot of updates: books , workshops , and now webinars. I promise I’ll get back to my regular posting on learning things, but the benefit of these, unlike books or courses, is that they’re free. And several are coming up!

A trialectic method

Dave Snowden

The theory post of yesterday came with a health warning and this one does as well – There are some things that really irritate me and drove these two posts so the next three paragraphs are polemical, jump to the new method if you want to avoid them.

Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise


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a breath of fresh air

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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Kataphatic aspects of leadership

Dave Snowden

Two days ago I wrote a post that looked at what leadership theory is not indulging my love of language to introduce the word apophatic to a wider audience. Today I want to look at the more positive aspects, the positive things we can say, and do, hence the word kataphatic.

How an LMS Can Give Your Business a Competitive Edge in 2021


2020 was a tough year for businesses throughout many industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hardships force businesses to adapt, and a major change that came about last year was the increased usage of remote work. In fact, remote work increased by 125 percent in 2020.

retrieving the cooperative imperative

Harold Jarche

The biggest challenges facing us today are climate change and environmental degradation. The current pandemic is a symptom of these situations.

Try Exercise Snacking for Improving #WFH Mental Health

Beth Kanter

Today is January 21st, the 21st day of 2021. I don’t know about you, but I feel some optimism that we will make through COVID. However, it will take some time to vaccinate all who need to be vaccinated to keep us safe. And, that means work for home is going to be the norm for most of 2021.

A sense of the other

Dave Snowden

I’ve started all the other posts in this brief series with a health warning and today is no exception. The first post was about theology which triggered two posts about the theory and suggested the practice of creating trichotomies rather than crude polarities.

Why Corporations Should Strengthen Remote Training Efforts in 2021


In 2020, remote training was essential to the success of many corporations. Soon after the COVID-19 pandemic developed, organizations quickly began moving their employees to a work-from-home environment.

Toward new kinds of leverage

Doc Searls

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world,” Archimedes is said to have said. For almost all of the last four years, Donald Trump was one hell of an Archimedes. With the U.S.

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 2: A background to the patterns

Dave Snowden

Almost every SenseMaker collection, no matter what it is, contains some garden-variety multiple-choice questions. These may appear simple, but they can often be deceptively tricky.


Dave Snowden

Pending text. Acknowledgements. The opening picture of a triangular sculpture is by Ralf Kunze; Banner picture by Pavlofox both from Pixabay. Reflections


An apophatic view of leadership

Dave Snowden

There is some continuity here with yesterday’s post on the mystical, or ineffable aspects of human sense-making. Aporetic theology is a form of knowledge by negation, a via negationis in which we can know what something is not but not truly what it is.

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