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Linda Doyle
For the first blog in this mini-series in which I interview Beth Smith, click here. Beth’s interview focused more on specific case study projects, some of which I’ve compiled as part of Citizen Engagement & Democratic Innovation programme’s case studies. So dive into some diverse case studies to get some inspiration for what your own […]
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Linda Doyle
From the valleys of Wales, to the streets of Malmö, and townships in Cape Town, The Cynefin Company has been on a journey through all kinds of wonderful citizen engagement projects and now we’d like to share our stories and learnings with you.  I’ve compiled some of the Citizen Engagement & Democratic Innovation programme’s diverse […]
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Linda Doyle
If you want to take a shortcut, this blog is launching an explainer on vector theory of change—a theory of change for complex systems. *** Imagine standing at the base of a mountain. As you look up, the mist rises into a thick fog obscuring the terrain in front of you. You’re holding a map […]
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Natalie Smith
Welcome to The Cynefin Company: It’s the confluence of more than 2 decade’s work, of methods and tools, of application and adoption, of business and society, of learning and training and trying, and new discoveries. See our new brand and visit our new website – www.thecynefin.co
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Dave Snowden
It has been a curious, if interesting week with a more or less perfect ending this afternoon.  It has however been busy and I’ve clocked up some very long days starting before 0600 and rarely finishing before 2000.  the reason is the series of sprints that we initiated to get the wiki populated on core […]
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Sonja Blignaut
In 2020, when we started realising the the full scope of the crisis around the COVID19 pandemic and the accompanying social and economic disruptions, Cognitive Edge, and in particular Dave Snowden, Director of the Cynefin Centre and our Chief Scientific Officer realised the need to publish a basic guide to help people make sense of […]
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Dave Snowden
My weekend was disrupted, but in a good way and no it wasn’t that  Wales defeated Scotland in what we are calling the year of the Red-slam; we assume the English team we face in a fortnights time are already drawing lots as to who will receive a red card.  Normally I would have been in Edinburgh […]
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Dave Snowden
For those who don’t know Wikipedia is twenty years old tomorrow.  It started in 2001 and I became an active editor five years later, User ID 1,988,889 which is the year it celebrated its millionth article and it is now well over fifty million.  I’ve got a little obsessed by the thing and have now edited […]
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Elmi Bester
2020 has been a year like no other, and it seems the disruption will continue into 2021. We are deploying SenseMaker®  to engage with people from around the world to gain insight into how the uncertainty and complexity is showing up for you, your organisation and/or your clients. In particular, we are interested in your perspective […]
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The Cynefin Company (formerly known as Cognitive Edge) was founded in 2005 by Dave Snowden. We believe in praxis and focus on building methods, tools and capability that apply the wisdom from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems. We are the world leader in developing management approaches (in society, government and industry) that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, detect weak signals to enable sense-making in complex systems, act on the rich data, create resilience and, ultimately, thrive in a complex world.
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