Sat.Dec 19, 2020 - Fri.Dec 25, 2020

Returning to constraints

Dave Snowden

The more astute reader may have noticed that I have been writing a series of blog posts that update previous work and explore new ways of defining the general field of naturalising sense-making, and more particularly anthro-complexity as a key aspect of that field.

Module 236

Performance Ecosystem Maturity Model

Clark Quinn

Someone on LinkedIn asked about a way to evaluate orgs on their learning infrastructure. And I had developed a Performance Ecosystem Maturity Model as part of Revolutionize Learning & Development, but…I hadn’t presented it. At least not in full. Here I rectify that ;). (A


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What Is Objective Reality?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I learned about The Constitution of Knowledge , - a 2018 National Affairs essay by author and journalist Jonathan Rauch , - from a recent OpEd by NY Times columnist David Brooks.

Issues 205

let’s stop the war of words

Harold Jarche

A November 2019 article in the British Medical Journal showed how difficult it is to change peoples’ minds, especially with regards to vaccinations. Facts don’t change peoples’ minds. Lesson 2: don’t bring a fact to a narrative fight.

Study 227

ASHEN revisited

Dave Snowden

Many moons ago, in the early days of my work in knowledge management one of the standard approaches was to conduct a knowledge audit.

A simple suggestion for Guilford College

Doc Searls

Guilford College made me a pacifist. This wasn’t hard, under the circumstances. My four years there were the last of the 1960s, a stretch when the Vietnam War was already bad and getting much worse.

Search 130

How to Upskill Tech Employees Remotely Using an LXP


Some tech companies have faced a specific employee technology training challenge throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: they have struggled to keep workers upskilled. A lack of employee training isn’t good for any company in any industry, but this is especially true for tech companies.

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ligne de fuite: 3 of 3

Dave Snowden

In my previous two posts I set the context for understanding the Deleuzian concept of the title to understand how we can use ideas of flow and leakage to break entrained patterns.

System 176

ASHEN reused

Dave Snowden

One of the purposes of ASHEN was to change the way we talk about knowledge retention.

Twelvetide 20:01 Acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

As promised yesterday the main theme of this Twelvetide series is to summarise the main pillars of Naturalising Sense-making and to do so in four sections of three posts.


Dave Snowden

pending. . . The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Opening photo by Grant Durr on Unsplash


ligne de fuite: 2 of 3

Dave Snowden

In yesterday’s post, I started a conversation about non-cognitive approaches to sense-making, referencing biological models as well as a side reference to swarm robots. In contrast to popular Hollywood imagery insect populations have no directing intelligence.

Improve Your Remote Training Strategy for Senior Leaders with these 3 Tips


Most companies are heavily utilizing remote training as the coronavirus pandemic plays out. With the recent approval of COVID-19 vaccines by various public health organizations around the world, the end of the pandemic is in sight.

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sometimes perfection is the enemy of the good

Harold Jarche

While many of our professions and organizations can deal with some complexity, few are adapted to deal with chaos on a large scale. Chaos — violent political action, climate change, pandemic — require structures that promote curiosity and resolve.