Cynthia Kurtz and I recently completed a book chapter on the relationship between narrative and learning networks. It also explores some key issues in respect of the complex issue of Identity. Our last joint effort is one of the most cited of any article in which I have been involved and I hope this will […]
A new book has just been published on the use of story in organisations. I was interviewed for it last year. The one chapter I have seen looks at Czarniawska, Boje, Kelly and my views of the role of narrative in organisations. I am waiting for my copy to arrive and will provide a full […]
My last week in Singapore (I am drafting this on the plane back to the UK) was packed. The main activity was the second fusion experiment I have conducted there. The first was with Gary Klein, looking at how we could improve weak signal detection using various sense-making methods. Expect some publications on that next […]
Bob Hruzek picked up on my three necessary but not sufficient conditions for innovation with an interesting personal story to make the point that all the old certainties have to be taken away before you can see the world afresh. It was good reinforcement. Today, I want to pick up on the most controversial of […]
OK the brochure is up and visible to the left of this blog entry. I will write more extensively about the program tonight (Singapore time) and explain some of the background and theory behind the approach. We are very excited about this. Two years ago we put the prototype together quickly and learnt a lot: […]
I introduced Sharon, newly appointed Director of Learning & Network Development at Cognitive Edge a couple of days ago, then realised that a lot of you don’t know Steve Bealing who is CEO. Gary Klein gave me some good advice a year ago: find someone you trust, who understands the concepts, but who also understands […]
An interesting catch up and chat with Shawn over the weekend. I’ve missed him on my last visit to Australia, although Mark and Andrew from Anecdote were at the last accreditation course up in Brisbane earlier this year. (I am promised their profiles on the web site shortly) We were talking about their automation of […]
We’ve just put up two new documents on the site. One is a methods piece on running a workshop to compare archetypes, values and themes which will be of interest to practitioners. Of more general interest is the draft paper on pre-hypothesis research which describes one of our major areas of development. Looking for comments […]
Two changes to the blog – firstly if you make comments and register on typekey then you no longer need to be moderated and your post will appear immediately. Also we have changed the RSS feed so that you get the whole of the post if you come in that way. Thanks to Euan for […]
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