During the final week of our Cynefin 21 celebrations in October I had the privilege of talking with two long time friends here in Canada, both of whom have extensive experience working in, and consulting to, governments in Canada. When I first met Thomas Townsend he was the Executive Director of the Policy Research Initiative, […]
The first of what will be several piles of Cynefin books arrived today, my priority is to autograph copies for the various contributing authors and a few special people, without whom none of of the work would have been possible. I’m happy to sign others although the normal conference signing will not be possible in […]
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. […]
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 […]
We have taken a bit of a gander around South Asia and Southeast Asia, and now we will point our focus to North and East Asia. In today’s session, we go to Tokyo, Japan to meet with Yoichi Tamura and Chikako Moriyama to discuss how Cynefin has been applied and introduced into their work. Yoichi and I […]
Naresh Jain is an internationally recognised Technology & Product Development Expert. He started the Agile movement in India by creating the Agile Software community of India In our conversation, we discuss the way he has implemented safe-to-fail experiments in his own start-ups, and how he has managed constraints to create interesting outcomes. With the Cynefin […]
I met Ealden and Lhiza Escañan, both Agile coaches, when the husband and wife team attended a Cynefin Foundations training session in Hong Kong in 2018. In this interview, we discuss the application of complexity principles to their work, as well as life in the Philippines. Ealden and Lhiza will also share some of their […]
Rudolf D’Souza‘s journey with Cynefin started in 2004 with a KM Asia Conference in Singapore. He has been a practitioner of Knowledge Management since 2003. In this interview, learn more about how Rudolf uses gamification to stimulate knowledge sharing, and to stimulate dynamic flow between the Complex and Complicated. Rudolf has worked with Cognitive Edge […]
October is busy! This week has been a whirlwind of activity. Cynefin is turning 21, did you hear? Have you signed up for the many cool events we have? Take a look here. I have been tasked to be a Cynefin Tour Guide, to illustrate its many uses across Asia. When the task was first […]
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