Ethnography, the root of which is from the Greek ἔθνος ethnos meaning “folk, people, nation”, is widely practiced in anthropology, sociology and other social sciences that focus on human communication or the study of cultures. In a process known as participant observation, researchers embed themselves in the communities in at least some kind of marginal […]
The world as most of us knew it ground to an abrupt halt in the first quarter of 2020, when many governments closed borders to the seamless travel we’d come to take for granted. I clearly remember the sense of foreboding I felt on the evening of 23th January 2020, when I saw the news […]
By now you will have read Dave Snowden’s welcome post concerning our new website, which we’re very pleased to say has finally been given the figurative breath of life after no small amount of effort from our friends at Studio Drieluik and Yell Design – gentlemen, it’s been a pleasure working with you. Our Network […]
As Dave mentioned in his blog post about Small Countries, there will be a guided hike across the Glyders on the 26th October, starting 10:30 at Ogwen Cottage. (Paid parking there or free parking along the road to the east) The initial walk is open to all, and requires no more than trainers / sneakers and […]
Summer's nearly over, and with it our Early Bird discount for the CSM course in Washington DC from the 29th September to the 2nd October. We'd like to share more about the opportunity to spend some quality one-on-one time with Tony Quinlan and Michael Cheveldave during the executive coaching session, which is bundled with Day […]
This blog is being posted on behalf of Michael Cheveldave. Summer's nearly over, and with it our Early Bird discount for the CSM course in Washington DC from the 29th September to the 2nd October. We'd like to share more about the opportunity to spend some quality one-on-one time with Tony Quinlan and Michael Cheveldave […]
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. SenseMaker® is a highly innovative technique to gain insights and support decisions in complex spaces. However the full potential is not always […]
Excitement mounts. In a couple days I'll be flying to Jakarta as one-sixteenth of Cappella Martialis to sing Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem together with the Reformed Oratorio Societies Jakarta and Singapore at the Aula Simfonia – incidentally, Jakarta's first and so far only symphony concert hall. The plan is to perform and then engage in […]
… ok, not really. It’s about half eleven on a Saturday morning now and the final day of my stint as a guest blogger on CE. A vicious head pain got in the way of a planned post; however there’s little paracetamol cannot suppress for a while or at least until I’ve finished off this […]
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