Sat.Oct 24, 2020 - Fri.Oct 30, 2020

America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The belief that efficiency is fundamental to competitive advantage has turned management into a science, whose objective is the elimination of waste, - whether of time, materials, or capital, - wrote Roger Martin in “ The High Price of Efficiency ,” a January 2019 article in the Harvard Business Review.

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Cynefin® – weaving sense-making into the fabric of our world

Dave Snowden

This weekend, we unveiled the first Cynefin book formally published by Cognitive Edge. It is a beautiful publication that chronicles the origin story and historical evolution of the framework, personal vignettes where network members share how it has impacted their lives, and reflections by practitioners on how they have applied it across many diverse contexts. More than anything though, it is a testament to the passion and goodwill that exists in the global Cynefin network.

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Simple Ways To Reduce Virtual Fatigue for Nonprofit Leaders

Beth Kanter

Introduction to the series from Computer and Text Neck Stretching Exercises by Desk Yogi. Since the pandemic started and the shift to all virtual, I have found myself sitting in front of a screen for longer stretches.

Around Asia with Cynefin – Sitting at the mouth of the Dragon with Les Hales, Hong Kong

Dave Snowden

I have just finished reading this amazing book cover-to-cover: In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century. I absolutely loved the book. It’s written beautifully, and is very well researched. I read it, of course, with the keen interest of someone who is a denizen of the Southeast Asian region, and feeling the tides shifting around me. The smaller regions such as ours have always had to be sensitive to the shifting winds that are caused by major powers.