I’ve just submitted my PhD! Cue a giant sigh of relief. I’ve been with The Cynefin Co, on the Health Programme team, since April 2021. Alongside this, I have been on a four-year journey of a cotutelle PhD in Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences between the University of Bristol and the University of Cape Town, […]
I am recently back from “the road”, and as others might have found, you learn a lot in those circumstances. Especially when the road includes almost daily workshops, sessions, meetings, and seminars with your boss…who happens to be Dave Snowden…who happens to be working out some key things right now. So before everything slips […]
The Cynefin Retreat on ‘Learning in Complex Adaptive Systems’ was idyllically located in the Welsh countryside. A group of big, interwoven, fairy-tale-like looking trees in front of the impressive (and unpronounceable) Coed-y-Mwstwr hotel seemed to welcome us, participants. For the next three days, we would apply Dave Snowden’s Triopticon process to explore and discuss what […]
Society… as in any living organism, is the co-operative consensus of multitudes of cells, each living in exchange with others. (Dewey, J., 1931. Individualism Old and New. London: George Allen and Unwin). It’s a truism to say that education is complex. We accept it and we talk about preparing our learners to be “future-proof”, “agile” […]
Some readers will know that I started my commercial career in the personnel department of an international survey company. I’d come off a difficult period of the best part of a year without a job, the experience of which never really leaves you. The department was then run by a retired army major with […]
I really can’t remember a time in my life which didn’t feature science fiction or fantasy in some form. Thinking back it probably stems from going to the Disney Movie of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea which was released in the year of my birth but still around in children’s cinema when I was […]
A week ago I put up what I thought would be a provocative post on LinkedIn on the subject of psychometric tests. It’s a subject I have addressed before. Once with a slight tongue-in-cheek suggestion that Tom Lehrer’s Poisoning Pigeons in the Park provided a role model in how to treat the cult end […]
I moved over from updating Cynefin on St David’s Day each year to updating the third framework, namely Estuarine Mapping. That was in two parts and you can trace back the whole thread in the links provided there. I’ve been developing this approach largely in public which is an interesting and, in the main, […]
In my first post in this emerging series on the naturalising in Naturalising Sense-making, I talked about the need to do multiple parallel probes around any coherent hypothesis in order to find out what is possible. That of course applies to the complex domain, on the ordered domain we can run with the orthodoxy of conventional wisdom […]
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