Late this afternoon I was tending to some errands with the family ahead of being away on a two-week business trip. One of the disadvantages of having a job that requires frequent travel often to distant destinations is being away from one's spouse and children. I have two children… a daughter who is 10 going […]
Today is a travel day and the longest leg of my journey will be starting soon. In about an hour I will be aboard the Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong. The final leg is a short 3 hrs from Hong Kong to Singapore however including the HKG layover I'm 17 hours away […]
For the first few years of my work with Cognitive Edge, the Cynefin framework, and complexity in general, I did not fully understand the value of ambiguous instructions or messaging. Coming from a hard science background, specifically applied science in mechanical engineering, I was far more at home and comfortable with making things explicit and […]
I just completed a two week business trip and my last two stops were New York and Amsterdam. Two cities I very much enjoy and found it fascinating to learn just a few years ago that New York was originally New Amsterdam. One can definitely see similarities in street attitudes however as we all know […]
Yesterday I was traveling from NYC to Vancouver after spending the week in New York delivering our Practitioners Foundations course. I always enjoy my visits to New York as the rural to urban contrast for me coming from a very rural home in the West Kootenay’s of British Columbia Canada is always a delight. Seeing […]
During the SenseMaker® day at the Practitioner Foundations course I delivered in Toronto with Terry Miller, I decided to open with Chimamanda Adichie's: The danger of a single story TED talk. This is the second time I started this optional training day with this video with the other time being last year in Singapore when Aiden […]
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