The news started to trickle in last night that Larry had died over the weekend. Thereafter I found myself waking up frequently with a new memory of one of the founders of the field of knowledge management, although he never liked the term. For those now familiar one of the strengths of KM is that […]
In my last post, I promised to address the two elephant metaphors used by Peter Senge. As a reminder we have the idea that if you break an elephant into two you don’t get two elephants and the second is the cliché of blind men feeling different parts of an elephant and seeing different […]
As a warning, in keeping with its title, this post is a rambling one. It sets the scene for more structured stuff that I hope to post daily over the next couple of weeks while on an extended Asia-Pacific tour. It also flags up various public events during that tour a few paragraphs down. One […]
I’ve always lived in a house ruled by cats, independent creators of their own existence whose essence is so well summarised in my favourite of Kipling’s Just So Stories, namely The cat that walked by himself. I’ve always opposed collars and other attempts to make cats into dogs as summarised in this (successful) campaign to […]
You get a lot of lame excuses in social media exchanges and not all of them are as blatant as the classic the dog ate my homework. Now I do understand this, social media is a very public forum and few want to simply say something along the lines of OK I was wrong […]
“ The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary. ” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez I’ve had a few requests recently for further reading post a presentation and I put this together – but I know it’s not […]
I’ve never liked the whole-body metaphors that are used by Senge and others in Systems Dynamics, especially as they are framed in Cartesian terms with the brain providing direction. It allows people to be placed in the category of muscles and god help us, the heart. I notice the kidney and spleen are less attractive […]
Last week I ran a rewilding leadership class in London using a new format, namely two half days. It worked well as it gives people an overnight period to absorb what is often disruptive material and allows more social interaction between delegates. It also works better for travel as it turns out a […]
I wonder about the trees. Why do we wish to bear Forever the noise of these More than another noise So close to our dwelling place? We suffer them by the day Till we lose all measure of pace, And fixity in our joys, And acquire a listening air. They are that that talks of […]
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