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Dave Snowden
As I promised yesterday I want to pick up on the use of narrative in lessons learned, or more properly lessons learning processes.  The idea here is that looking backward is all well and good but what really matters is what learning is happening in the here and now. The whole point of learning lessons […]
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Dave Snowden
We (Cognitive Edge) would be really grateful if you would be prepared to share your thoughts, fears and hopes about the current state of the world post the financial cris. What are the implications for public service? How will our institutions adapt? What will be important for the public service in the future? What is […]
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Dave Snowden
We are creating a new public asset with a narrative database on knowledge management. This is linked to upcoming KM conferences and will be prototyped for a month or so before it becomes available to the wider community. Any contributions to the initial design in the next 12 hours (I know, I have been busy, […]
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Dave Snowden
My three days of deep intellectual stimulation are over and I have moved from a palace on Lake Garda (see picture) to a Days Inn in Hounslow which is a aesthetic transition of some magnitude. The scent of lemons to a a mixed odour of decay that you get in cheaper London Hotels. I wasn’t […]
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Dave Snowden
A great opportunity for all of you out there to tell a story about your garden, contribute to tree planing and use the new SenseMaker™ V3.0 Collector and Auditor modules. The project allows you to tell stories about your garden and also to comment on some generic garden types. It’s an innovation project which was […]
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kmchugh
A great opportunity for all of you out there to tell a story about your garden, contribute to tree planing and use the new SenseMaker™ V3.0 Collector and Auditor modules. The project allows you to tell stories about your garden and also to comment on some generic garden types. It’s an innovation project which was […]
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Dave Snowden
Walter Derzko is looking for examples of businesses that have started in the recession or have seized opportunities. More details below, if anyone has any then comment here (I will advise Walter to monitor) or email here. Hi David, I was wondering if you could please circulate this notice to your network of colleagues. I’m […]
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Dave Snowden
Mary Boone and I are working on the book, and also an article on narrative for HBR (which we hope will be accepted for June/July. I am away from home and access to my books and papers which is difficult when you are looking for references. Anyone out there got any published case studies on […]
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Dave Snowden
In conjunction with a not for profit group Innovation Health with the involvement of John we are launching a public access narrative database on global health issues, including subjects such as child vaccinations and obesity. This is a pilot that may grow into a operational system or systems. It will also create a demonstration database […]
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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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